High Roller

Seat 2: Leonid Bilokur -- 1,139,000

Leonid Bilokur

Leonid Bilokur cashed in seven events in 2011, including the World Cup of Poker VII here at the Atlantis where he and Team Ukraine finished third. Bilokur has racked up $370,609 in career tournament earnings, and his biggest cash was in a €2,000 no limit hold’em event in Berlin, where he finished first for €174,000 ($236,019). Bilokur has had recent success on both the European Poker Tour and the World Poker Tour, cashing in EPT Prague and WPT Prague in December.

Bilokur started day Day 2 of the High Roller with a double through Andrew Lichtenberger, then treaded water all day until he played a massive pot with Nick Yunis. After a series of raises, Bilokur five-bet shoved for over half of a million chips with {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, and Yunis called with {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}. Bilokur held, and now has over a million chips.

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