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Sports poker in Ukraine is experiencing a real renaissance

Over 10 days at the Premier Palace Hotel Kyiv, athletes from different countries competed for more than 19,500,000 UAH in prize money. Traditionally, poker players from the USA, Israel, Georgia, Belarus, Norway, Latvia, Lithuania, Germany and other countries fought for trophies and prize money along with Ukrainian poker masters. However, this time the event of the poker room was attended by special guests - the owner of the King's casino and a regular participant in expensive cash games Leon Tsoukernik, as well as world poker star, EPT champion Bertrand ElkY Grospellier.

Together with the VIP guests, the Leon's Challenge tournament was organized, in which the famous businessman and poker fan Leon Tsoukernik, ElkY, Garik Yaroshevsky, Alexey Kravchuk and other poker pros and amateur athletes played. The prize fund of the tournament amounted to almost 4.5 million hryvnia, and the winner took 1.7 million hryvnia.

Leon Tsoukernik enjoyed talking with opponents at the tables and went all-ins with a smile. As a result, he made 3 entries in his nominal tournament, did not go to the prizes, but promised to play more. “I really enjoyed the tournament, thanks to everyone who attended. People went to the series from all over the world, and this is very valuable, ”Leon comments.

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