WSOPE: Malaysia’s Ivan Leow Bags €1,251,455 For Winning €100,000 Leon’s High Roller

//WSOPE: Malaysia’s Ivan Leow Bags €1,251,455 For Winning €100,000 Leon’s High Roller

WSOPE: Malaysia’s Ivan Leow Bags €1,251,455 For Winning €100,000 Leon’s High Roller

Since the event was hosted by the former CEO of King’s Casino and the most-loved, LeonTsoukernik the event was titled as €100,000 LEON’s High Roller. Within a crucial play of nine hours, the winner was crowned and it was Ivan Leow who took the witnesses of the game by a storm. Leow managed to attain this feat by defeating 33 players and bagged the top prize worth €1,251,455.

Nothing was going in the right direction at Rozvadov, Czech Republic for the Triton’s lot. None of them could get to the thick of any event, until Leow managed to turn the scenario into a desirable one and earned a victory with a seven-figure top prize.

With the game getting unfavourable for the Triton poker players, Leow with his phenomenal performance attracted many to cheer him up at the rails. This created one of the biggest rail for any poker player.

€100,000 LEON’s High Roller Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (Euro)
1st Ivan Leow Malaysia €1,251,455
2nd Martin Kabrhel Czech Republic €773,457
3rd Michael Soyza Malaysia €521,471
4th Tony G Lithuania €351,579
5th Dominik Nitsche Germany €237,038


Briefing of €100,000 LEON’s High Roller

Due to less than expected footfall, the event structure was reviewed and changed from eight 60-minute levels to 30-minute levels with the first three being removed. The game finally started with five players including Leon Tsoukernik, King’s Casino’s owner.

After a few hands, the game shifted from the second table to the third one. The grass did look greener on the other side for Tsoukernik, David Peters and Timothy Adams as even after entering the tournament thrice, they all were eventually busted. Some early birds at the rails with them were Matt Kirk, Matthis Eibinger, Mikita Badziakouski, Ole Schemion, Stefan Schillhabel, and Adrian Mateos.

Eventually, with the late registrations getting closed, the rails filled to the brim and the nine-handed final table was reached. Cech Republic’s Martin Kabrhel took up the responsibility of being the chip leader constantly during the game. The only one giving him competition was Sam Trickett but Kabrhel’s pocket nines held strong against Trickett’s ace-king and Trickett was busted. The money bubble lasted for almost two hours, where Kabrhel put all the pressure by raising at almost every hand and picking blinds and antes.

German champion Manig Loeser decided to go all-in from the big blinds. Michael Soyza geared up from the small blinds holding ace-high. However, when an ace rolled out on the turn, it was time to say goodbye for Loeser.

The table was now locked with five players taking almost a quarter of a million worth of prize pool. Leow took the charge and sent home two players simultaneously that is Dominik Nitsche and Tony G with ace-high. Meanwhile, Kabrhel still maintained lead in the stacks.

The game turned into a heads-up play between Kabrhel and Leow with a tiny difference in the chip count. Kabrhel’s lead did not last long when Leow held king-jack and he had ace-nine. With a jackrolling out each on the flop and the turn, it was a clear victory for Leow.

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News|2018-11-02T11:47:03+00:00November 2nd, 2018|