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Leon Tsoukernik defeats Phil Ivey at 2019 WSOPE 100K Short Deck for €1,102,000

Tags: Czech Republic, Kings Resort, Leon Tsoukernik, Phil Ivey.
Posted on 21 October 2019 by "T".

King's Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik (pictured left in above picture) defeated Phil Ivey (right) at a heads-up match in the King's Short Deck €100K Super High Roller at the 2019 WSOP Europe.

WSOP Europe

  • Venue: King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic
  • Schedule: October 13 to November 4, 2019
  • Event: King's Short Deck €100K Super High Roller
  • Entries: 29
  • Prize pool: €2,755,000
While Event #6: €25,500 Short Deck High Roller at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe played down to a champion, a separate short deck showdown happened in front of the feature table, with King's Resort owner Leon Tsoukernik battling some of the best names in the poker world in the event called King's Short Deck €100K Super High Roller.


A total of 29 players participated in the said event, which garnered a total prize pool of €2,755,000, with only the top four spots destined to get paid. The unfortunate bubble boy was Ben Lamb, whereas Cary Katz and Paul Phua were all eliminated by Phil Ivey.

Heads-up began with Ivey in the big lead, however three double-ups later it was Tsoukernik who dominated and won the event.

Tsoukernik said with a smile after he won, "Maybe I should only play Short Deck." He won a total of €1,102,000 (or $1,223,220), with Phil Ivey taking home €826,500 (or $917,415) for finishing runner-up.

King's 100K Short Deck High Roller - Final Results




Prize (in EUR)

Prize (in USD)


Leon Tsoukernik

Czech Republic




Phil Ivey





Paul Phua





Cary Katz





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5 comments on "Leon Tsoukernik defeats Phil Ivey at 2019 WSOPE 100K Short Deck for €1,102,000"

 dule-vu21/10/2019 10:44:47 GMT
wow,what a crazy tournament and crazy prize pool for this players!100 K buy in and they dont care much if they lose it!so he got over 1,1 million of e and now he have 11x more then on buy in!we will see what will happen with money from phil ivey,will they ask for that money also or they cant do anyting when he play in europe!
 crankmuppet21/10/2019 13:59:36 GMT
Nice payday for both and, as we can see, Mr. Ivey is still welcome at many casinos and still a worthy opponent.

 CALICUL22/10/2019 07:57:39 GMT
I think in this moment owners from Borgata swallow with knots. They would like to seize that amount but for now is not possible. Leon Tsoukernik another character who had a debt of two or three million dollars to another player, manages to win this mini tournament, even in the casino where he owns. What can i say it's just the fact that these two players are very lucky and professionals of course.
 dule-vu22/10/2019 12:35:41 GMT
If I win some ticket that worth 100 K of buy in,I dont how would react and how would I play it,even its free and this guys play like this is 10 $ buy in!sick,but truth!this is something that cant explain!
 Nightkid22/10/2019 12:48:35 GMT
is that sometimes when you play thinking about what it is worth you get even more nervous and sometimes that plays against you ... it happened a long time ago when I played tournaments that for me it was quite money for the value of the dollar in my country and many sometimes I left thinking I had nothing but layers I could win Cool Cool Cool

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