King's Casino Rozvadov Owner Leon Tsoukernik Leads Final Table of EPT Prague Super High Roller

The usual route casino route take to relieve punters of their money is to sit back, open the pit tables, and let the house edge take care of the rest. It looks like Leon Tsoukernik, the owner of King's Casino in Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, the home of Europe's largest poker room, is taking a more 'hands-on' approach to make bank as he leads the final six players going into the last day of the €50,000 entry Super High Roller at this season's EPT Prague.

Tsoukernik leads a final table which also includes serial high roller final tablist, Charlie Carrel, multi-millionaire businessman and high roller regular Paul Newey, and the veteran Finnish pro with over $6.5m in lifetime live tourney cashes, Juha Helppi.

Interestingly, the leading two players Tsoukernik and Carrel both busted on day 1 and made up two of the ten total re-entries. In fact Carrel, who ended day 1 as chip leader, was actually the player who busted the King's Casino owner's first bullet after the English pro's re-entry.

As you can imagine with such a meaty buy-in, a lot of the players who fell by the wayside before the bubble burst on day 2 were big name players and included; Ike Haxton, Justin Bonomo, last year's winner Steve O'Dwyer, Max Silver, Mustapha Kanit, Antony Zinno, Ole Schemion, Sam Greenwood, and David Kitai. The unfortunate bubble boy this year was PokerStars pro Bertrand "ElKy" Grospellier, who jammed his last 4 big blinds in early position with 55 and was called by three players, busting to Tsoukernik who matched his 9 on the flop.

Next out was Antony Zinno who narrowly avoided bubble-boy status in this event for the second year running. He left in 7th for €123,520 after his J 10 busted to Newey's A Q leaving the final six to resume play shortly for €2,400,000 in prize money, with €741,100 up top.

EPT Prague €50,000 Super High Roller Final Table Chip Counts

Leon Tsourkernik CZ   4,330,000
Charlie Carrel GB   3,565,000
Juha Helppi FI   1,615,000
Viacheslav Buldygin RU   1,230,000
Paul Newey GB   955,000
Julian Thomas DE   535,000

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