For some time, well-known poker pro Gus Hansen took a break from high stakes poker. The WSOP bracelet winner is getting back to the high stakes action, gaming that made him a household name in the early 2000s and beyond. On Saturday, Hansen took to his Instagram account to discuss a trip to King’s Casino Rozvadov. According to the poker pro, he lost $600k to the owner of the casino, Leon Tsoukernik.
According to Hansen, he spent a total of 14 days gambling at King’s Casino and finished his trip up around €100,000. Even though Hansen left with a profit, he was part of a big losing hand, falling flat and losing a pot of around $615,000. Hansen lost the hand to casino owner, Tsoukernik.
In a short video posted over the weekend, Hansen described his time away, stating that he was back in Denmark after two weeks of gambling at the casino, having lost the biggest hand to the casino owner Leon, but ended up winning the 100k on the trip.
Leon Tsoukernik is a casino owner with somewhat of a controversial past. According to CardPlayer, he is involved in ongoing litigation with Matt Kirt, a poker pro who Leon says took advantage of him during a Las Vegas trip. Kirk claims otherwise, having stated that Tsoukernik owns him $2 million from a poker session from 2017.