Patrick Leonard Pads His Bankroll With $1.61 Million
Patrick Leonard got his hands on the largest score of his long and illustrious poker career on May 17 when he finished second in the WSOPC Ring Event #8: HR Championship event at GGPoker.
WSOPC Ring Event #8: HR Championship Final Table
|2||Patrick “Babu$hka” Leonard||United Kingdom||$1,611,342|
Leonard was one of 505 players who bought in for $25,000, a field that ensure the $10 million guarantee was smashed by $2,372,500.
The top 72 finishers won a slice of this huge pie, so spare a thought for “avr0ra” who fell in 72nd place and burst the money bubble.
Players from the UK and Ireland who cashed in this massive event included “patrickI”, “pDNA”, “grabben123” and “Golden snitch”, the latter falling in 10th place for $138,153.
“Sub_Zero” busted in ninth place when their pocket nines lost to Leonard’s ace-three courtesy of two aces on the board. Eighth-place and $249,919 went to Brazil’s “gaufreancienne” who ran their pocket queens into the aces of “HotPot44”.
“AlwaysWithNuts” didn’t live up their alias as they crashed out in seventh-place for $340,956. They three-bet shoved with eight-seven and lost to the king-ten of HotPot44.
Almost half a million dollars, $465,154 to be exact, went to “mm1993” when their pocket fours lost to the eights in the hand of “800-522-4700”. The player with a phone number for a name then sent “M0therLover” to the showers in fifth-place courtesy of their ace-king holding against their opponents’ dominated king-queen. Fifth-place weighed in at $634,592.
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Canada’s “BlackPhillip” became 800-522-4700’s latest victim when their queen-jack fell foul to ace-queen. This won the Canadian $865,750 and guaranteed a seven-figure score for the three surviving players.
The first of those ridiculous prizes, $1,181,109, went to HotPot44. HotPot44 shoved for around 17 big blinds with what turned out to be eight-six suited and Leonard looked them up with ace-nine. The five community cards provided no help to HotPot44 and they collected third-place money.
Heads-up saw 800-522-4700 enjoy a two-to-one chip lead and the gap was ultimately too much for Leonard to bridge.
The final hand saw 800-522-4700 limp for 300,000 then call when Leonard shoved for 4,775,644. Leonard turned over ace-four but 800-522-4700 was laying in wait with pocket kings. A four on the flop gave Leonard some hope, but the kings held.
Leonard collected $1,611,342 for his runner-up finish, leaving 800-522-4700 to bank $2,198,292 and a WSOP Circuit ring.
This latest victory takes Leonard’s online tournament winnings past the $11.3 million barrier. He’s also won almost $2.6 million from live poker tournaments. What a guy!