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    Default Casino owner says he was 'tired and drunk' when he lost $3M in Las Vegas

    Bizarre story from CardPlayer.com: Australian poker pro Matt Kirk is claiming in a suit that Czech casino owner Leon Tsoukernik owes him $2 million from loans made during a poker session in late May at the Aria casino on the Las Vegas Strip. A judge said last month that the alleged gambling debt isn’t enforceable, but that Kirk can still pursue the case under claims of “fraudulent inducement and unjust enrichment.”

    Tsoukernik is the owner of the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, which is home to the ongoing World Series of Poker Europe tournament series. It’s one of the largest poker rooms in Europe.

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    In the court documents obtained by Card Player, Tsoukernik denied the allegations and said he was taken advantage of by Kirk and the casino they played at. Tsoukernik said that alcohol was provided to him and that it was “sufficient to visibly intoxicate and impair” him and “induce him to play for large sums.”

    He claimed he was so drunk and tired that he needed Kirk and the dealer in Ivey’s Room to help him count his chips. Tsoukernik says he also “misread” his cards during the match.

    His legal team said that he was suffering from “extreme fatigue” during the game that was running past 5 a.m. Tsoukernik claimed that Kirk was aware of his condition but still continued to play him.

    Tsoukernik lost $3 million in the span of a little over an hour. Kirk passed chips across the table to him in increments of $500,000, $500,000, $1 million and $1 million.

    “Tsoukernik acted under duress and, due to outside forces, was left without any ability to avoid any damages alleged” by Kirk, the court document said.
    Read the entire story here: http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news...-up-poker-game

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Buzz View Post
    Bizarre story from CardPlayer.com: Australian poker pro Matt Kirk is claiming in a suit that Czech casino owner Leon Tsoukernik owes him $2 million from loans made during a poker session in late May at the Aria casino on the Las Vegas Strip. A judge said last month that the alleged gambling debt isn’t enforceable, but that Kirk can still pursue the case under claims of “fraudulent inducement and unjust enrichment.”

    Tsoukernik is the owner of the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, which is home to the ongoing World Series of Poker Europe tournament series. It’s one of the largest poker rooms in Europe.

    From Card Player:



    Read the entire story here: http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news...-up-poker-game
    Met him at the WSOPE last week, seemed a really nice guy, wonder how this will play out in court.

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