Loose Leon Defeats Phil Ivey Heads-Up For €1.1Million Short Deck Victory
25 October 2019
PokerBrave (1135 articles)

Leon Tsoukernik recovered from an 8-1 chip deficit heads-up against Phil Ivey to land a win worth €1.1million on home soil in the Kings Short Deck €100K Super High Roller yesterday.

While fellow casino owner, Dusk Till Dawn’s Rob Yong was settling for 6th place in the WSOPE $25k Short Deck, Loose Leon was battling his way through a field of 29 entries to victory in his very own Kings Casino.

There was no gold bracelet on the line in the €100k, but that didn’t stop the biggest names in the game from giving it a go, Ben Lamb, Phil Ivey and Triton founder Paul Phua all running deep.

There would be no cash for Lamb, however, as he bubbled the money – only the top four making the paygrade. Cary Katz would grab that 4th spot, a €275,500 ($305,805) cash, while Phua would fall in 3rd for €551,000 ($611,610).

That left Phil Ivey with a huge chip lead over Tsoukernik, but the Czech casino mogul fought his way back from the brink, eventually finishing off his legendary adversary with top set against top pair on the flop, and that was all she wrote.
Tsoukernik was obviously over-the-moon at his win, and it was Rob Yong who managed to grab a word with the winner…

Final Results

1 Leon Tsoukernik €1,102,000
2 Phil Ivey €826,500
3 Paul Phua €551,000
4 Cary Katz €275,500