September 27, 2019 Poker Gossip, Poker News Lars Liedtke

Rob Yong: “95 percent of high stakes players are just bumhunters“

About Rob Yong

Rob Yong is the founder and owner of Dusk till Dawn in Nottingham, one oft he biggest poker rooms in Europe.

Rob also plays himself in the biggest cash games in the world and is a partner of partypoker.

“I play high stakes, but that doesn’t mean I am an important customer for partypoker“

Asked by Joey Ingram what is his take on online high stakes, Rob Yong said a lot of very interesting things we have summed up below.


„There is hardly any high stakes action online anymore. Our main cash game focus is on fastforward now and high stakes are only compulsory as we haven’t had high stakes games anyway.“


„I obviously play high stakes, but that doesn’t mean I am an important customer for partypoker.The only benefits of high stakes are that it is inspirational and that it is good for marketing.“


“High stakes is a loser for the site“


„Many players, who are big losers at the high stakes are either playing too high or on the casino products.


„High stakes is a loser for the site and if high stakes players really want to moan and stomp their feet, I happily say I am not interested in high stakes business.


The conversation continued about the security of partypoker as they have recently banned 649 poker bot accounts and seized and redistributed 1.4 Million to the players.

Rob Yong speaks about the day Aussie Matt lost $4.7 Million to Leon Tsoukernik

Towards the end Rob Yong spoke about high stakes icon Tom „durrrr“ Dwan and the legendary $2,000/$4,000 PLO Heads-Up between Leon Tsoukernik and Aussie Matt, where the later lost an insane $4.7 Million Dollar live in front of the cameras!

“I would have turned off the stream“

„I didn’t like that game. I asked him to switch oft he stream for that game as I thought it was too personal and private, but there were 24,000 people watching. Nick said you can’t switch it off. It is not good playing those kind of stakes in front of people.“

„It was quite an intense situation after having Aussie Matt and Leon after all they’ve been through play Heads-Up against each other until someone goes bust. It was clear that the game was never going to finish until one of them quits. Leon knew that Matt was not in a good way, so he turned to him and said Matt let’s stop playing, but Matt said no Leon we play on.“

Watch the legendary $2,000/$4,000 Heads-Up between Aussie Matt and Leon here:

Watch the full podcast with Rob Yong here:

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