The High Roller series has been canceled after the unexpected death of a poker player

The poker world was shocked to learn that the high-stakes Malaysian poker player Evan Liu He died suddenly of a heart attack. Liu, who was popular in the high-stakes ring, was only 39 years old and had been playing in Triton Poker Cyprus Series all week.

help leo Triton The high roller series debuted in 2015, and is credited as a partner and founding member alongside Paul Foix and Richard Young.

After learning of Leow’s pass, play was postponed to the final table of the $50,000 short-playing platform. The last two events on the schedule, the $25,000 short show and the $100,000 main event, have been cancelled.

“Evan was a hugely popular member of the Triton family. He was very warm, gracious, and fun at the tables and outside – a loyal friend to all of us. He was also a fantastic poker player, and always has a passion for the game,” Phua and Yong said in a statement via Triton Poker.

“Evan was a very special person, who lived life to the fullest, was always smiling, and loved poker. He will be missed by his family, friends and everyone I had the pleasure of meeting,” the statement added.

With over $13 million in live tournament winnings, Leow ranks third on the all-time money list in Malaysia, behind the aforementioned Phua and Yong.

It was particularly successful in 2018, winning an award Triton Jeju A short deck event of $1.1 million, and party Millions Russia Main event for $1.1 million and €100,000 to sign up WSOP . World Series of Poker Europe High reel at $1.4 million.

A little over a year ago, he earned a whopping $2.46 million after finishing second to Wiktor Malinowski in Super high roller bowl Europe Event. His last cash came at the event no. 1 of the Cyprus Series, minimum cashout of $59,000 in the $25,000 high roller.