young Leon Sturm will have the month of a lifetime. The only 22-year-old German player has accomplished an incredible feat in just seven days, earning not only one but a $2 million prize in his career. After becoming the winner of the GG World Festival Super MILLION$ Special, Sturm pulled off an even bigger feat and won Event #23 $50K High Roller at the WSOP.
Leon Sturm then won his first career bracelet beating a select field of 124 players which, unsurprisingly, included some of the biggest names in the sport. The young German phenom was tested all the way until he found no one in front of him and pocketed a whopping $1,546,024 for his victory. Details: This is only the player’s first WSOP final table.
On the final day alone, Leon knocked out some of the biggest names in poker. Of the five finalists, he beat Americans Seth Davies and Alex Foxen for fifth and fourth respectively. Dutchman Jans Arends (“Graftekkel”) was then third. The heads-up match was against 75-year-old recreational player Bill Klein. The bracelet clash has the widest age gap in the series at 53.
at the end After confirming his title by knocking out all five opponents in one day, Sturm told PokerNews: “It’s an amazing feeling. The bracelet is special; I guess it means more than just a trophy. I used to think that trophies and bracelets It doesn’t make much sense to me. But I think the bracelet is special, so it’s very good. The competition is very competitive, which makes it even better,” he said.
Another cool thing Sturm showed was that he got game tickets via satellite. For just $5,000 to enter the competition, he was awarded a new million-dollar prize. Last week, GGPoker’s “Rumuku!us” won the Super MILLION$ title at another final table, taking $1,518,400 to his account, in which he faced some of the biggest names in the sport.