The European Poker Championship High Roller, which was held at Austria’s Casino Velden, featured a €1,025,000 ($1.19 million) prize pool. Aside from the 27 players who entered, there were 17 rebuys added to the prize pool.
Tsoukernik Gives Up WSOP Big One for One Drop Deposit
Leon Tsoukernik pledged a $50,000 deposit to compete in the 2018 WSOP Big One for One Drop. Strangely enough, he forfeited the money so that he could travel back to Europe and play in the High Roller Championship.
“I’m just a fan of this tournament,” he explained. “I have a very positive view on this casino [Velden] which is an absolute jewel, a pearl, of the possibility how beautiful gaming could be in front of this fantastic lake.”
Despite giving up his $50k One Drop deposit, it appears that Tsoukernik made the right decision by coming to the 2018 European Poker Championship High Roller.
Tsoukernik Wins Yet Another Big Tournament
The first time that Tsoukernik won a high roller was in 2016, when he took down the EPT Prague Super High Roller along with $782,453. He also won the Aria Super High Roller Bowl and $1.8 million last year.
Now, he has yet a third major tournament title. This isn’t bad when considering that Tsoukernik’s day job is owning and running Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic.
Thanks to his latest victory, Tsoukernik now has over $2.78 million in live poker tournament winnings.
2018 European Poker Championship High Roller
1. Leon Tsoukernik (Czech Republic) – €370,000
2. Manig Loeser (Germany) – €260,000
3. Maxi Lehmanski (Germany) – €185,000
4. Tony G (Lithuania) – €125,000
5. Niki Jedlicka (Ausria) – €85,000