TSOUKERNIK CONQUERS EPT PRAGUE SUPER HIGH ROLLER

For a payday of Euro 741,100 and maiden title.

Leon Tsoukernik  won his maiden title in the PokerStars EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller event this week emerging victorious from a field of 38, described as the world’s best, poker players.

Tsoukernik is an interesting character, a flamboyant 43-year-old art dealer turned casino owner who travels across Europe in a helicopter, parking it wherever he finds the biggest cash games, EPT wrote.

The event ended up in heads-up play between Tsoukernik and Charlie Carrel, a 23-year-old from Britain's Channel Islands.

In a novel-like twist, Carrel eliminated Tsoukernik on Day 1, after which Tsoukernik bought back in, landing in the same seat he had left, and ultimately winning the first major title of his career.

Top finishers were:

Leon Tsoukernik    Euro 741,100
Charlie Carrel    Euro 535,250
Juha Helppi    Euro 341,150
Viacheslav Buldygin    Euro 258,800
Paul Newey    Euro 200,000
Julian Thomas    Euro 152,915
Anthony Zinno    Euro 123,520