Leon Tsoukernik wins the last EPT Super High Roller
THE BIG TRIUMPH
In 2017, everything will be new on the PokerStars Live circuit. The European Poker Tour (EPT) in Prague from 8th to 19th December was the very last one and was therefor a very unique event. The €50.000 Super High Roller gathered 39 players generating 10 re-entries for a prize pool of €2.352.735.
One of the 39 Super High Rollers was Leon Tsoukernik who was one of those who needed to reload but he had a blast during Day 1 having a lot of fun with Charlie Carrel, one of the superstars of this prestigious field, but mainly because he managed to finish the day as a big stack. Day 2 got even better for him. While pros like Ole Schemion, Martin Kabrhel or Voijtech Ruzicka joined the rail, Leon eventually took the lead and the money was reached when local resident and PokerStars pro Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier made the bubble.
Leon reached the final table as the chipleader and stayed in the lead for most of the time except for a few phases in which Charlie Carrel was able to overtake him in the chip count. All in all, it really seamed like it was Leon’s tournament and he reached the final heads up against Charlie with a 3:1 chip advantage. Things kept going well for King’s Rozvadov’s boss and and did not take too long before he was able to beat his last opponent to take down the title when he made two pair with his KJ suited against Charlie who was all in with AK off. The first prize of the tournament was huge (€741.100) but everybody who knows Leon, knows that it is not about the money and that what matters most to him, is the win and the trophy that comes with it letting him go down in history as the last EPT Super High Roller Champion to join the likes of Steve O’Dwyer, Ole Schemion or Fedor Holz.