Malaysian Victory In World Series Of Poker Europe High Roller

By Brian Cullingworth, Last updated Nov 2, 2018

Ivan Leow earns Euro 1,251,455 after winning Euro 100,000 WSOPE Leon’s High Roller

Malaysian poker pro Ivan Leow walked away from the Euro 100,000 buy-in World Series of Poker Europe Leon’s High Roller competition Euro 1,251,455 wealthier this week after besting a field of 33 (including re-entries) at Kings Casino in Rozvandov, Czech Republic. It was Leon’s largest career cash yet.

The single day event attracted many of the world’s top players and was concluded in just nine hours.

When the final table stage was reached local poker pro Martin Kabrhel was in charge of most of the chips, a dominant position he managed to retain right through to the heads up against Leow.

Kabrhel held the chip advantage at the start of the heads up, but lost it in an ill-advised bluff, leading to a showdown two hands later where both players went all-in and the Malaysian emerged victorious, leaving Kabrhel with a second placing pay day of Euro 773,457

Other final table cashes included:

  • Michael Soyza Euro 521,471
  • Tony G Euro 351,579
  • Dominik Nitsche Euro 237,038
Brian Cullingworth

Infopowa news was a staple of Casinomeister’s news from 2000 until 2019. Brian Cullingworth was the main writer, contributor, and was one of the most knowledgeable persons I have ever known involved in the online casino industry.

We first met in January 2001 at the ICE in London where I observed him going booth to booth interviewing online casino, software, and licensing jurisdiction representatives. Brian was also heavily involved with our forum as “Jetset“, he was involved as an informal consultant to eCOGRA, the OPA, and was a player advocate who assisted countless aggrieved players with his connections to industry folks. He also published “Casino Cautions” via Infopowa news for quite a number of years. These can be found in our news archives.

His passing in February 2019 was a dark day for us. He will be forever missed.

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