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EM European Poker Championship SHR Event won by Leon Tsoukernik for €370,000

Tags: Austria, Casino Velden, Leon Tsoukernik.
Posted on 30 July 2018 by "T".

Last week, King's Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik made a rather tough decision as he opted to forfeit his $50,000 deposit and skip the $1M Big One for One Drop at the WSOP, in exchange for participating instead in the €25,750 Super High Roller event at the EM European Poker Championship held at Casino Velden in Austria. However, the sacrifice was absolutely worth it for the controversial casino owner as he took down the event and won the top cash prize of €370,000!

It actually cost him a total of seven bullets, but it was not in vain as he managed to take down the event. The tournament had a total of 41 entries (27 players + 14 re-entries) and overall generated a prize pool of €1,025,000.

Tsoukernik said after he won, "I'm just a fan of this tournament. I have a very positive view on this casino which is an absolute jewel, a pearl, of the possibility how beautiful gaming could be in front of this fantastic lake."

€25,750 Super High Roller Final Table Results






Leon Tsoukernik

Czech Republic



Manig Loeser




Maxi Lehmanski




Tony G




Niki Jedlicka



This is Tsoukernik's first victory since he won the EPT Prague Super High Roller event in December 2016. This win is now his third-biggest score in his poker career after the $782,453 prize that he won at the Prague tournament and $1.8 million for getting 4th place in the 2017 Super High Roller Bowl.



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8 comments on "EM European Poker Championship SHR Event won by Leon Tsoukernik for €370,000"

 doubletop77731/07/2018 06:23:44 GMT
Many congratulations to Leon on winning this event and a very nice first prize. I was very pleased to see that Tony G had made the final table because i have always liked watching him play
 Gerimantas31/07/2018 10:51:53 GMT
It is of course interesting to see casino osner to play poker and leon tsoukernik is playing highest stakes and biggest tournaments. I too like to see tony g to get very good results and finish 4th place win of 125.000 euros
 crankmuppet31/07/2018 13:38:49 GMT
7 rebuys!

Not a fan of rebuy tourneys - the uber rich can just keep re-entering until their luck overcomes other's skill.

 Mober31/07/2018 16:56:02 GMT
Not long ago that we heard about this player.
Now he made the right decision you can say, since he won the first prize,
for almost 400k euro. And the buy in for the event didnt cost him much.
A dream win for many of the poker players Smile
 pajalnick31/07/2018 17:31:16 GMT
Leon Zukernik is certainly a very colorful player .... he has a lot of interesting stories that are known to very many poker fans and therefore the fact that he won the tournament is a very high achievement of this interesting person ..... good news and I was glad to read about it ... cool Leon
 Nightkid31/07/2018 19:41:21 GMT
Congratulations to the winner Leon Tsoukernik and take a very nice home award ... and the truth is that if you have enough money to make such a lot of repurchases hahaha and well I say the one who has money does what he wants Worship Worship Worship
 Mober01/08/2018 18:41:26 GMT
He is a casino owner, do you really think he needs that money?
I believe he is doing this cause he like the game.
Casino's are winning the most money out there Smile
Not that some of them havent gone out of business. Smile
 Gerimantas01/08/2018 19:41:46 GMT
Yes i think he is very rich person, so he can play big tournaments and pay buyins of thousands of dollars and do many rebuys. But of course you can lose millions in one night in poker for cash money and if you very rich you can still lose all your money

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