Richard Yong

Richard Yong

  • Country: Malaysia
  • Biggest Cash: $2,130,529

Lifetime Live Winnings

$ 14,256,315

World Series Of Poker

0 x World Series of Poker

  • Lifetime Cashes: 3
  • Cashes Total: $1,941,867
  • Biggest Cash: $1,237,333

WPT Championships

0 x WPT Championships

  • Lifetime Cashes: 0
  • Cashes Total: $0
  • Biggest Cash: $0

EPT Championships

0 x EPT Championships

  • Lifetime Cashes: 3
  • Cashes Total: $1,043,494
  • Biggest Cash: $880,685

High Rollers

3 x High Roller Tournaments

  • Lifetime Cashes: 19
  • Cashes Total: $14,168,219
  • Biggest Cash: $2,130,529
Poker Series Win FT ITM To FT % ITM ITM to W% $
WSOP 0 2 66.67% 3 0% $1,941,867
WPT 0 0 0% 0 0% $0
EPT 0 3 100.00% 3 0% $1,043,494
AUSSIE MILLIONS 1 1 100.00% 1 100.00% $1,510,283
HIGH ROLLERS 3 17 89.47% 19 15.79% $14,168,219
TRITON 1 8 88.89% 9 11.11% $6,669,098

Richard Yong Biography & Poker Career

Seng Chen “Richard” Yong is a poker player from Malaysia, as well as a businessman in tech sector (I.T and data-mining). He plays in Macau’s biggest cash games, and is seen regularly playing the highest-stakes cash-games and tournaments (often referred to as ‘the nose-bleeds’) Worldwide.

Richard Yong – Poker highlights

2012 was a breakout year for Yong with some major cashes:

  • Yong played the $1,000,000 entry “Big One for One Drop” tournament, finishing in 8th place and enjoying a 1.25 million dollar payday, banking $1,237,333.
  • In September of the same year he finished 2nd to Paul Phua i the Aspers Casino 100K High Roller tournament, for a payday of $924,140.
  • Yong came 3rd in the €50,000 Majestic scooter World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) event for $521,859

Roll on to 2015 – Yong wins a major high roller tournament in Australia – the Aussie Millions $100,000 Challenge, for $1,477,560, and in 2018 he stood victorious in the $50,000 partypoker MILLIONS event in the Bahamas for $850,000.

Yong has a long, long list of cashes and wins to his credit, and is currently the top player in Malaysia (ranked by tournament winnings). Yong’s son Wai Kin Yong is no poker slouch either with over $10M in tracked poker winnings to his credit.

More Top 10 finishes & significant poker scores for Malaysia’s Seng Chen Yong:

Date Event / Tournament Buy In Place Winnings
2012-07-01 43rd World Series Of Poker - WSOP 2012
The Big One for One Drop (Event #55)
$1,000,000 8 $1,237,333
2012-09-25 Aspers 100K High Roller
No Limit Hold'em
€100,000 2 €917,994
2012-10-02 World Series Of Poker Europe - WSOPE 2012
No Limit Hold'em - Majestic Roller - Re-Entry
€50,000 3 €518,967
2013-04-18 Asian Poker Tour - APT Manila
Manila Millions
HK$1,000,000 2 HK$843,579
2013-09-05 European Poker Tour - EPT Barcelona
No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Re-Entry
€10,000 7 €88,096
2014-04-24 European Poker Tour - EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final
No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller
€98,000 4 €880,685
2015-01-25 2015 Aussie Millions Poker Championship
#11 No Limit Holdem Challenge
AU$98,000 1 AU$1,510,283
2017-07-16 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro
No Limit Hold'em - 6 Max
HK$240,000 6 HK$67,869
2017-07-18 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
HK$960,000 2 HK$1,440,864
2018-05-13 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro
No Limit Hold'em - Six-Max
HK$250,000 1 HK$388,085
2018-07-28 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju
No Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante-Only 1M HKD
HK$1,000,000 3 HK$1,162,107
2018-07-30 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju
No Limit Hold'em - Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Main Event
HK$2,000,000 3 HK$2,130,529
2019-03-05 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Jeju
No Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante Only (Event #5)
HK$1,000,000 6 HK$598,771
2019-05-03 European Poker Tour - EPT Monte Carlo
No Limit Hold'em (Event #36)
€25,000 7 €74,713
2019-05-06 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series Montenegro
No Limit Hold'em - 6-Handed (Event #2)
HK$500,000 7 HK$231,899
2019-08-07 Triton Poker Super High Roller Series London
No Limit Hold'em - Short Deck Ante-Only (Event #8)
€50,000 3 €433,865
2019-11-20 partypoker LIVE - partypoker MILLIONS World Bahamas
No Limit Hold'em
$50,000 1 $850,000
2020-03-14 partypoker LIVE - partypoker MILLIONS Sochi Super High Roller Series
No Limit Short Deck Hold'em
$100,000 3 $480,000

Triton Poker

Yong is the founder of the Triton Poker brand which has delivered a ton of high-stakes Hold ’em, Shortdeck and PLO games for players and fans alike to enjoy.

20 year anniversary