Just five days after winning $1.5 million in the Mega Millions, Leon Sturm is headed to Las Vegas for another win at the World Series of Poker. In Event 23: $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller, the 22-year-old defeated 124 players for $1,546,024.
“Financially, I’ve had a surreal month. This win adds up.” Great. Overall, that’s a lot of wins. ’ the grinder told the WSOP reporter.
Sturm is known for his online success, he runs the “Rumuku!us” account on GGPoker and has competed against well-known pros in different fields. Generation after generation in three days. Despite the fierce competition, his heads-up opponent was recreational player Bill Klein. The businessman, accustomed to teasing poker superstars, was once again a true small hand and bluffed with a three-handed Jans Arends. Check it out:
Sturm then knocked out Arends, narrowing Klein’s lead. The European took the title in a very close matchup:
With the blinds at 300,000/600,000 and the BB ante, Sturm made a min-raise and was called. The flop came J♠8♣3♠ and Klein announced a checkcall to Sturm’s 1,000,000 c-bet. Klein pushed his stack of 13,700,000 into the middle of the table on round 6. Sturm thought for a moment before calling with Q♣J. Klein dominated with the 8♥5♦ but was not rescued by the 2♥ river.
A total of $5,921,000 was paid out for Event 23. Here is how much each finalist deposited:
1. Leon Sturm (Germany) $1,546,024
2. Bill Klein (USA) $955,513
3. Jans Arends (Netherlands) $694,019
4. Alex Foxen (USA) $512,824
5. Seth Davis (USA) $385,617
6. Justin Bonomo (USA) $295,169
7. Sam Soverel (USA) 230,066 US$
8. Sung Joo Hyun (South Korea) US$182,662