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A Near Miss But a Big Score For Patrick Leonard

Patrick Leonard

Patrick “pads1161” Leonard narrowly missed out on yet another six-figure online poker prize on March 1, but he managed to pad his bankroll with a shade under $72,000.

Those of you who ready our recap of Sunday’s action will remember Leonard and Luke “Bit2Easy” Reeves progressed to Day 2 of the $5,200 Titans Event at PokerStars. Only 25 players from the 184 who bought in returned for the second day’s action. Two of those players busted out with nothing to show for their efforts with the top 23 finishers sharing $1 million.

“Xungazz” busted in 24th place before Rafael “GM_VALTER” Moraes crashed out in 23rd to burst the money bubble.

A steady stream of eliminations followed, including the aforementioned Reeves in 13th place, a finish worth $15,683. Reeves fellow elite grinders Ivan “zufo16” Zufic, Ole “wizowizo” Schemion, and Teun “tinnoemulder” Mulder fell in succession before Ireland’s “ArtHouse2011” exited in ninth for $26,053 to set the final table.

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David “dpeters17” Peters was the first casualty of the final table before “Pimmss” dusted their stack off in seventh-place. Kevin “KRab42” Rabichow saw their tournament end in sixth-place, before Leonard’s impressive run ended in a fifth-place finish. Leonard scooped $71,891.

UK-based German superstar Christoph “26071985” Vogelsang won the tournament’s $198,379 top prize. Vogelsang defeated Eelis “EEE27” Parssinen heads-up ($153,918) after Christian “WATnlos” Rudolph ($92,657) and Mikita “fish2013” Badziakouski ($119,422) busted out in fourth and third place respectively.

$5,200 Titans Event Final Table Results

1Christoph “26071985” VogelsangUnited Kingdom$198,379
2Eelis “EEE27” ParssinenFinland$153,918
3Mikita “fish2013” BadziakouskiLatvia$119,422
4Christian “WATnlos” RudolphAustria$92,657
5Patrick “pads1161” LeonardUnited Kingdom$71,891
6Kevin “KRab42” RabichowCanada$55,779
8David “dpeters17” PetersCanada$26,053

The Sunday Million was another PokerStars tournament that had a second day’s play on March 1. Eighty-six players returned to their virtual seats and British star Patrick “thebigdog09” Brooks sat down fourth in chips.

Day 2 did not go to plan for Brooks and he had to make do with a $2,292 score for finishing in 33rd place.

A handful of British and Irish players outlasted Brooks, including “NoBluffNoTalk” (13th- $6,073) and “Riverbeat123” (12th - $6,073) who made it to the final two tables. “TommyDaKing” reached the final table but was eliminated in ninth place for $8,404, the last Sunday Million prize not to weigh in at five-figures or more.

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British Players Are Deep in the partypoker MILLIONS Online Main Event

Day 2 of the MILLIONS Online Main Event took place at partypoker on March 1 and saw the 160 returning players whittled to a more manageable 28.

PokerNews’s eyes were fixated on Martin Bremner and Alan Ford who both won their $5,300 seats via a $5.50 satellite tournament. Bremner fell in 123rd place for $11,490 while Ford busted in 76th place and collected $13,930. Although disappointed not to progress to Day 3, Bremner and Ford can be massively proud of their deep runs.

Five British players are still in the hunt for the massive $892,274 top prize.

Endrit Geci returns to the battlefield with an arsenal of 62,331,105 chips, which are enough to occupy third place at the restart. Christopher Brice (48,047,296), Jonathan Proudfoot (39,302,804), George McDonald (11,995,561), and Usman Ulhaq (11,314,946) are the four other English grinders.

You can follow their progress via the PokerNews Live Reporting pages as our team of elite reporters bring you all the coverage from the MILLIONS Online Main Event as it plays down to its nine-handed final table.

  • Patrick Leonard may have missed out on glory in the $5,200 Titans Event but still won almost $72,000.

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