Malaysian High-Stakes Poker Player Kok Weng Beh Passes Away at 42

Malaysian High-Stakes Poker Player Kok Weng Beh Passes Away at 42

Malaysia's Kok Weng Beh, a high-stakes poker player who amassed hundreds of thousands in tournament earnings, passed away at the age of 42.

On the morning of Feb. 16, Triton Poker shared the news of Beh's death on social media, noting that his "legacy lives on in the cards and community (he) helped shape."

In light of Beh's death, Triton offered a tribute to the Malaysian poker player's "profound impact on our poker community."

"Wayne's legacy, deeply woven into the essence of poker today, inspires us to continue his spirit of camaraderie and excellence," Triton wrote on X. "Our thoughts are with his family during this challenging time."

The Asia-based Poker Dream also shared its condolences on social media, noting that he was a shareholder and "instrumental in shaping what Poker Dream is today."

A Successful Poker Career

Beh's first poker tournament cash came in November 2010 from a deep run at the Macau Poker Cup Championship, a series he would continue grinding in the following years, according to The Hendon Mob.

By the late 2010s, Beh had moved up stakes and mainly played high roller events, including at the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series.

In 2019, Beh finished fifth in a Triton Jeju event for a career-best $387,315, which he followed up a few months later at Triton Montenegro with a fifth-place finish worth $158,073.

Beh also had results on the World Poker Tour (WPT), including a final table appearance in a $300 Deep Stack event at WPT National Philippines in 2016.

In 2023, Beh finished tenth in the Poker Dream Manila Main Event for 412,000 PHP.

PokerNews would like to extend our condolences to the friends and family of Kok Weng Beh.


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