We recently reported on the new winner of the popular $10,300 Mega Millions online tournament at Regularly played in the poker room PokerOK. The prize pool for the last event was $6,000,000.
As a result, 22-year-old German poker player Leon Sturm became an instant millionaire with $1,518,400 in Mega Millions Championship status.
However, the young and promising player has increasingly been compared to Fedor Holz. The analogy makes sense, as Leom Sturm won his first World Series of Poker bracelet just days after winning a major online tournament.
WSOP Event #23 Winner: $50,000 High Roller
At the 2023 WSOP, Leon Sturm competes in the $50,000 High Roller bracelet match. The event attracted 124 entrants with a total prize pool of $5,921,000.
The German poker player beat the entire high rollers field to claim $1,546,020 in prize money to become the champion. Bracelet Championship. This is how Leon Sturm made over $3,000,000 in a week.
Deutsche Poker beats US poker player Bill Klein heads-up for $955,510 Add seats. On the final hand of the tournament, Leon called with a Queen’s valet (Q♣-J♦) and Bill called with a large 8-5 (8♥-5♦). The flop came J♠-8♣-3♠. Bill Klein decided to check-call and the turn came the 6. Then, Klein moved all-in, Sturm bet, and the 2♥ on the river made the German the tournament winner.
“It’s such a great feeling. The bracelet is.” Something special. I think it’s more than just a trophy. I used to think trophies and bracelets meant nothing to me. However, now I’m sure this bracelet is special and therefore pretty cool. It’s really competitive,” Leon said in a brief interview after his win.
WSOP Event #23: $50,000 High Roller Final Table with Several Other Very Popular Poker player. Famous American chess player Alex Fox finished fourth with $512,820 in prize money. Sixth place went to the world’s top offline tournament player Justin Bonomo, who won $295,160.