At The Home of WSOP Europe 2018 King's Casino Rozvadov in Czech Republic, the poker game stakes were rumored to reach up to an astounding €20k/€40k last week, and hosting this rather super-high nosebleed games was none other than the casino owner himself, Leon ‘Loose Leon' Tsoukernik, who specially invited some of the uber-rich players in the industry to come to his home poker session.
On October 26, partypoker posted in their Instagram account a picture of the high stakes PLO players at Poker Room Kings during the WSOP Europe event.
Were you able to recognize the players with Leon Tsoukernik?
The other mega-rich players at the table include:
Australian cryptocurrency millionaire Matt Kirk
Poker pro, entrepreneur and politician Antonas ‘Tony G' Gouga
Dusk Till Dawn owner Rob Yong
2018 WSOP Main Event champion John Cynn
1978 WSOP Main Event champ and regular Aria ‘Ivey's Room' player Bobby Baldwin
2012 Player Of the Year title winner Ben Lamb
Poker fans would have a big question mark in their minds - why did the table included Matt Kirk and Bobby Baldwin given the fact that both of them had unsettled scores with Leon Tsoukernik in Las Vegas (Matt Kirk's lawsuits and Bobby Baldwin being one of Matt's backers)? However, it's understandable for Leon to invite them at his nosebleed private game because one cannot find a player with super-deep pockets that easily!
Of course, those interested to watch a live stream of this will be disappointed to know there isn't one since this is just a private highstakes home game that Leon hosted. However, some juicy information leaked out apparently at the 2+2 forums, declaring that Tony G won "a $2 million pot versus Leon", whereas Matt Kirk bagged a big pot and "took it all to a craps table".
Here's what one of the forum posters Comanche said, "Was there for a couple days. Tony G won a 3 way all in pot for around 3M total. The day after, Bobby Baldwin came next to me talking with Tony G. Tony asked him how he was doing at the table: "losing 800k but i'm ok" with a smile."
Did the stakes really reach as high as 20k/40k? As the rumors circled around especially at the 2+2 forums, there must be an inkling of truth behind it since massive stakes and colossal straddles are quite common when Leon's the host.
Whoever won huge in these massive blinds games typically are not going to reveal it to the public just like that, or are they?