Patrick “Pleno1” Leonard may be a cash game specialist by trade but this weekend he had a tournament run that us mere mortals can only dream about.
Hungary-based Geordie Leonard was in Nottingham for the 2014 Sky Poker UK Championships where he finished 30th in the Main Event for a £3,500 score. Not content with tripling his money in that tournament, Leonard returned to the virtual felt and went on to win the PokerStars $33 1R1A for $5,653.38, chop the PokerStars.fr Sunday 6-Max heads-up for €7,549.00 and then chop PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up three-ways for a career-best score of $94,000.57! Absolutely amazing tekkers!
Keeping with PokerStars, Matt “pezler06” Perrins had a superb run in this weekend’s Sunday Million, outlasting the majority of the 7,748 crowd on his way to an 11th place finish. Although “Pez” picked up $8,290.36 for his valiant effort, we know he will be bitterly disappointed not to have gone all of the way and win having progressed so deep. UL, GG sir.
Last week, European Poker Tour Loutraki champion Zimnan Ziyard finished second to Jeremy Nock in the UKPC High Roller event and banked £39,000. This Sunday “Zimmy86” narrowly missed out on glory again when he finished third in The Bigger $162 for a bankroll boosting $24,043.50.
Meanwhile, one of the largest scores for a Brit this weekend weighed in at an impressive $51,138.77 which was Peter “Se7entr3y” Akery’s reward for chopping heads-up then going on to win the Sunday Supersonic. What makes Akery’s victory sweeter is the fact he won the tournament in less than two hours thanks to the hyper-turbo nature of the Sunday Supersonic. Nice work if you can get it.
Although not technically a Sunday Major, we couldn’t allow Jon Spinks’ second place in The Bigger $55 go without a mention, especially as it bagged the Leeds United fan a cool $30,769.66 – plenty of nappies there son.
Full Tilt Poker Sunday Highlights
When we check the Sunday Major results at Full Tilt Poker, we head straight for the Sunday Brawl because traditionally Brits and Irish players completely smash it up. Maybe it is the early start time, maybe it is because our players are awesome, but 9 times out of 10 we have a great result in that tournament.
This week seems to be one of the 1 times in 10, but at least the run-good was switched over to the $250,000 Guarantee where “ocnits” finished second for $37,718.80 and Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen came third for $26,942.00. Also having deep runs in this tournament were Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves (8th for $5,955.60) and “Fortuity91” (10th for $2,836.00).
Sweeney and McTaggart’s Near Misses in the 888poker Majors
Paul “fett411” McTaggart and Andrew “UlDuffer” Sweeney had a very near misses in the $125,000 Mega Deep at 888poker this weekend, finishing third and second respectively for scores of $13,572 and $21,247.72. Shout out also to “dekk14” on his fifth place finish worth $7,540.