Leon Tsoukernik emerged victorious at the EPT €50k Super High Roller, beating 49 players to take home €741,100 ($782,453).
The event in Prague was hugely successful and offered €2,352,735 as prize pool with seven players being paid.
Leon was extremely confident right through and even indulged in some banter ahead of the final table shootout.
“I’m the only pro, the rest is semi-pro at best," he said.
Seven players made it to the final table and after a series of eliminations; it was left for Leon to fight it out with Charlie Carrel for the title.
Tsoukernik held a three-to-one chip advantage over UK pro Charlie Carrel at the start of the heads-up.
The final hand of the game was played when Carrel (K-J) went all-in pre-flop. He was called by Tsoukernik (A-K). But there was no help from the board for Carrel, who had to then settle for a runner-up finish worth €535,250.
Final Table Results:
1: Leon Tsoukernik (Cz) €741,100
2: Charlie Carrel (UK) €535,250
3: Juha Helppi (Fin) €341,150
4: Viacheslav Buldygin (Rus) €258,800
5: Paul Newey (UK) €200,000
6: Julian Thomas (Ger) €152,915
7: Anthony Zinno (US) €123,520
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