Paul Phua

Paul Phua

Paul Phua

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$28,728,090 total poker live earnings

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Paul Phua
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Wei Seng Phua, orPaul Phua as he is more commonly known, is a mega-rich Malaysian businessman and poker player, who is usually found playing high-stakes cash games and tournaments in Macau, although he does frequent Super High Roller events that are part of the Triton Poker Series.

Born in 1964, Phua, surprisingly, did not begin playing Texas Hold’em until he was in his 40s. Phua considers himself an amateur poker players despite amassing more than $25 million in live poker tournament winnings. He attributes his rapid rise in the game to the fact fellow high-stakes stars Tom Dwan, Gus Hansen, Chau Giang, Patrik Antonius, and Phil Ivey frequenting Macau casinos in the early 2010s.

Although Phua prefers cash games, and Short Deck Hold’em in particular, he has an impressive tournament resume. His first recorded live cash came in a 100,000 buy-in event at Aspers Casino, London, United Kingdom, in September 2012, which he won after defeating Richard Yong heads-up. Phua walked away with 1,000,000 ($1,621,297) for his victory.

That impressive haul remained Phua’s biggest-ever score for almost seven years. He bested it when he finished second to Jason Koon in a Triton Poker Super High Roller Short Deck event in Jeju, South Korea, which earned him the equivalent of $2,025,607.

Phua has since reeled in a handful more seven-figure scores, including a career-best 2,558,305 ($3,113,429) in August 2019.

Founding the Triton Poker Series

Phua founded the Triton poker Series in 2015, a series that features mostly Super High Roller touraments. its events attract the biggest names in poker. Despite playing in almost all of his tour’s events, a Triton Poker Series victory eluded Phua for some time. However, he won a 30,000 buy-in seven-handed No-Limit Hold’em event at the Triton Poker Series Madrid in May 2022 to finally enjoy a win.

Paul Phua’s Five Biggest Live Poker Results

Date Event Place Prize
April 019 100,000 Triton London Main Event 2/130 2,558,305 ($3,113,429)
May 2019 HK$1,000,000 Triton Montenegro Short Deck 2/98 HK$17,100,000 ($2,178,871)
April 2022 $250,000 Super High Roller Bowl Europe 2/32 $2,080,000
March 2019 HK$1,000,000 Triton Jeju Short Deck 2/81 HK$15,900,000
September 2012 100,000 High Roller 1/20 1,000,000 ($1,621,297)

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 Poker Dream ManilaShort Deck Super High Roller 2nd 12,920,000 PHP
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona25,000 Single-Day High Roller I 2nd €349,010
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona25,000 No-Limit Hold’em I 3rd €174,070
2022 Triton Poker CyprusEvent #2: $100,000 NLH 8-Handed 7th $324,500
2021 Super High Roller Bowl EuropeEvent #7: $100,000 Short Deck Holdem 2nd $728,000
2021 Super High Roller Bowl EuropeEvent #5: $50,000 Short Deck Holdem 4th $231,000
2021 Super High Roller Bowl EuropeEvent #3: $25,000 Short Deck Holdem 5th $90,000
2019 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #12: 100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold’em 10th €177,477
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London100,000 Short Deck Main Event 4th £974,500
2019 Triton Super High Roller Series London100,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event 2nd £2,558,305
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia3,000,000 Triton Poker High Roller 5th 10,500,000 RUB
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series MontenegroHKD $1,000,000 Short Deck Ante-Only 8th 3,295,000 HKD
2016 Monte-Carlo One Drop Extravaganza100,000 No-Limit Hold’em 1st €752,700
2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final100,000 Super High Roller 6th €385,000