British grinder Leonard is a regular sight at the tables and won the fourth SCOOP-title of his career in SCOOP-57-H: $1,050 NLHE [Freezeout, Afternoon Deep Stack] for $60,953. Leonard defeated a 324-player field with such luminaries as Dante "dantegoyaF" Goya (2nd), the red-hot Joao "Naza114" Vieira (5th), and Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford (7th) at the final table.
With the victory, Leonard strengthened his bid to win the Player of the Series leaderboard. Being more than halfway through the series, Leonard jumped ahead of the Swedish end bosses Niklas "Lena900" Astedt and Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson to take the lead on the High leaderboard.
Leonard is also sitting in second on the Overall Player of the Series leaderboard, behind Jussi "calvin7v" Nevanlinna. For more information about the SCOOP leaderboards, check out PokerStars.com.
Sweden's "WhatIfGod", who won the EPT Online Main Event back in November for $1.02 million, showed off his skill set in SCOOP-65-H: $2,100 NLO8 [6-Max, Progressive KO] and won $82,918 including a massive bounty of almost $55K. Runner-up was Jens "Fresh_oO_D" Lakemeier who walked away $35,637 richer.
If 12 winners in one night wasn't big enough, a whopping 18 of some of online poker's biggest events kicked off as well. PokerNews live reporting was on deck to keep track of some of the biggest ones. Keep reading for all that happened during a big Sunday at your one-stop shop for all things poker.
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Thirteen events will reach their conclusion on Monday night, with PokerNews live reporting live covering three of the biggest ones. Click on the event link below to go to the live reporting pages for blow-by-blow coverage of these events.
PokerStars ambassador Benjamin "Spraggy" Spragg finished 12th in SCOOP-64-H after bluffing it off with ace-jack against the aces of Artur "marathur1" Martirosian. Spragg received $10,879 + $8,125 for his deep run, which was streamed on his Twitch-channel.
SCOOP-58-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller], which kicked off on Saturday, will reach its conclusion tonight as well. This event will be live-streamed on the PokerStars Twitch & YouTube channels and has 7 players remaining with $157,427 up top. Noah "Exclusive" Boeken will return as the overwhelming chip leader.
First Place Prize
SCOOP-58-H: $5,200 PLO [6-Max, High Roller]
Noah "Exclusive" Boeken (Netherlands)
SCOOP-62-L: $5.50 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]
SCOOP-62-M: $55 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]
SCOOP-62-H: $530 NLHE [Progressive KO, Freezeout, Mini Sunday Kickoff SE]