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Ivan Leow Wins 2018 WSOP Europe €100,000 Leon's High Roller

Malaysian Tops 33 Entries To Win More Than €1.2 Million


Leon Tsoukernik is the former CEO of King’s Casino Rozvadov, and is a regular in the high stakes scene. When the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe came to his neck of the woods he decided to host a €100,000 buy-in super high roller event, which was run in addition to the €100,000 no-limit hold’em bracelet event that wrapped up a few days ago.

The 2018 WSOP Europe €100,000 Leon’s High Roller drew a total of 33 entries to create a prize pool equivalent to roughly $3.6 million USD. The top five finishers made the money, but the title and the top prize of €1,251,455 ($1,439,173 USD) was ultimately awarded to Ivan Leow. This was the third title of the year for the 36-year-old Malaysian, each of which came in a high-stakes event like this one. Leow has now made eight total final tables in 2018, cashing for $4,695,297 USD along the way. This was his largest win, but his other two titles also awarded seven-figure paydays.

In addition to the money, Leow also earned 480 Card Player Player of the Year points as the champion of this event. With 2,209 total points, he now sits in 77th place in the overall POY standings for 2018.

Leow was not the only player to make moves in the POY race as a result of this event. Dominik Nitsche finished fifth for $272,594 USD and 200 points. This was his 12th final table finish of 2018, with two titles and $5,001,902 USD won along the way. He climbed to 11th in the leaderboard as a result of his latest deep run.

Martin Kabrhel won the €100,000 bracelet event that finished on Oct. 28, capturing his second WSOP title and more than $3 million and 1,080 points. Just a few days later he managed to finish second in this event, adding another $889,476 and 400 points. The Czech poker pro moved into 81st in the rankings after his high-stakes spree on his home turf.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded in the event:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Ivan Leow $1,439,173 480
2 Martin Kabrhel $889,476 400
3 Christopher Michael Soyza $599,692 320
4 Antanas Guoga $404,316 240
5 Dominik Nitsche $272,594 200