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Sunday Briefing: Patrick Leonard’s Been at it Again; Wins Bigger $162

Sunday Briefing

Patrick Leonard plays at PokerStars under the alias “pads1161,” but in our opinion he should contact the site’s support team and ask if he can change it to “Midas1161” because it seems like everything he touches turns to gold.

Since making the switch from cash games to tournaments Leonard has been crushing the games. And it’s not like he eased himself in with a few low-to-mid-stakes game, Leonard jumped straight into the shark-infested waters of the high-stakes tournament world and instantly enjoyed the sweet taste of success.

Leonard’s most recent big score came on Sunday when he bulldozed his way through the 1,852-strong field of The Bigger $162 to claim yet another outright victory and the $44,448.00 prize money that came with the win.

The Geordie is already ranked first in the United Kingdom for online poker tournaments – according to our friends at – and third in the world. It wouldn’t surprise us in the slightest if it is Leonard’s name at the top of the worldwide rankings when they are updated on Wednesday afternoon.

Another player basking in glory after taking down on of the PokerStars Sunday majors is “aricontre” who, after a three-way chop, finished on top in the Sunday Kickoff for $25,017.33.

Other notable results from the realm of PokerStars include Andy “wiisssppppaa” Taylor finishing third in the Sunday Rebuy for $31,930.00, “chrispker23” who came fourth in the $700 PL Omaha 1r1A in the WCOOP Challenge for a cool $45,572.45 and Ireland’s Gavin “gavonater” O’Rourke who banked $11,008.10 by finishing sixth in The Bigger $109.

Shout-outs also to Wales’ Andy “andyh26” Holman who reached the final table of the Sunday Supersonic before falling in fifth place for $16,943.57 and to Irishman “chr1spy” who finished sixth in the same tournament for $13,716.22.

Kevin Killeen Wins The Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl

Players from the UK and Ireland had plenty to brag about over at Full Tilt Poker, too. Kevin “SuitedAcesBaby” Killeen, reigning champion of UKIPT Dublin, took down The Sunday Brawl at Full Tilt Poker for a $28,946.00 score, while British duo “pokerk1ng133” and Talal “raidalot” Shakerchi finished fourth and seventh in the Super Sized Sunday for scores of $13,747.50 and $4,935.00.

The $100,000 Mega Deep tournament at 888poker is one that British players traditionally perform well in, and this week was no different. “jamearl69” almost took down the whole shebang, but ultimately finished in second place for a still welcomed $19,883 addition to his bankroll.

With the latest FTOPS being in full swing at Full Tilt Poker and plenty of players wanting to grind hard before the upcoming Sky Poker 6-Max UK Poker Championships and European Poker Tour Barcelona we should see plenty of big scores and superb results in the coming weeks, so make sure you add UK & Ireland PokerNews to your bookmarks and check us out daily!

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