Leon Sturm

Leon Sturm at WPT Korea 2024
Last Updated on May 19, 2024

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Leon Sturm is Germany’s new Poker prodigy having won a World Series of Poker bracelet and reached the $5,000,000 milestone in live tournament winnings, all before his 23rd birthday.

Leon Sturm at WPT Korea 2024
Leon Sturm

Sturm known by his on-line Poker persona “RUMUKULUS”, blipped into the live events radar in July 2022 at the World Poker Tour Venetian Deepstack Championship Series, when he finished fourth, cashing $327,000. The Poker wunderkind continued his success on the live felt in 2023, beginning with a deep run at 2023 Lucky Hearts Poker Open $25,500 High Roller for $83,100. The young German would also be one of only 5 poker players under the age of 25 to play in the €25K High Roller at the European Poker Tour Monte Carlo. In June, Strum made his  mark in the game, clinching his first ever gold bracelet after winning the $50,000 High Roller Event at the 54th World Series of Poker Las Vegas for the biggest payday of his career at $ 1,546,024. The German bested live high-stakes poker players in the world like Alex Foxen and Seth Davies en route to his bracelet win at the young age of 22.

Later in the year Sturm notched a series of deep runs at other high stakes tournaments like the Aria High Roller Series Las Vegas and the Triton Poker Super High Roller Series in London and Monte Carlo banking five and six-figure pay-offs. In the Triton Series alone, Sturm earned 7 cashes amounting to $ 1,437,000, two of them coming in 2024.

Another major achievement for Leon Sturm would come at the World Series of Poker Paradise when he would clinch 3rd place at the Ultra High Roller Bracelet Event, banking his second-best live cash of $ 1,322,000.

*Profile by Mike Alcazaren

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Tricia David

Tricia David has long experience as a recreational poker player and has been covering poker events since 2010 for numerous outfits in Asia. She spent one year working part time with Poker Portal Asia then became editor and lead writer for all event coverage of the Philippine Poker Tour (PPT). Under the PPT, she overlooked content for their website, and produced live updates on all their events. In addition, she served as the live and online events website content writer for the Asian Poker Tour. Currently, she does live events reporting in Asia for online news site Somuchpoker and is also one of their news contributors.

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