In the competitive world of poker, very few players are able to win millions of dollars in tournaments, let alone have the chance to win more than $1 million in the same week. However, Leon Sturm a 22-year-old prodigy, Does it succeed in breaking all plans and being the exception to the rule.
Sturm recently made history by winning the Event #23: $50,000 High Roller at WSOP 2023 for an incredible $1,546,024. Just a few days ago, he won the GGPoker Super MILLION$, a $10,000 buy-in high roller, which netted him another impressive $1,518,400. Can anyone believe it?
While Sturm is best known for his online prowess, he is now making his way into the live high roller scene. With his online experience and theoretical knowledge, he wants to challenge the professionals in the live broadcast area. His early success in live tournaments brings to mind the legend Fedor Holz , Germany’s all-time cash leader, rose to fame when he won the 2014 WCOOP Main Event for $1.3 million at the age of 21.
Like Sturm, Holz continued his winning streak with a solid performance in the World Series. Finished 25th in the event for $262,574. The following year, Holz won his first bracelet by winning the $111,111 High Roller for $5 million in prize money.
Despite his impressive accomplishments, Rumukulus (Storm on the Internet) still feels like he still has a lot to learn and improve upon. When asked how he compared to Holz and other notable players, Sturm exposed his insecurities by admitting he made mistakes in live games, such as getting up late, going to bed late and lacking Nutritious or proper breakfast >. He also admitted that, unlike the other contestants, he didn’t follow a regular gym routine.
Prior to his recent incredible win, Sturm’s biggest cash prize in a live tournament was a fourth-place finish of $5,000 in the main event of the Venetian 2022 World Poker Tour event. Awarded $327,000 in prize money. He also finished sixth in the $25,500 High Roller event at the 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open for $83,100.
If Sturm continues to thrive in the live high-stakes scene, he could become the new prince of German poker.