Patrick Leonard Narrowly Misses Out on Glory
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Patrick Leonard almost took down a prestigious tournament at partypoker, the online poker site he is an ambassador for, but ultimately had to make do with a second-place finish.
Leonard was one of 215 partypoker players who competed in the final phase of the new $200,000 guaranteed The Grand. The top 34 finishers secured a slice of the $213,830 prize pool, a min-cash weighing in at $2,065. That sum increased to $4,846 once only the final table of nine remained.
Espen Jorstad, Joshua McCully, and Enrico Camosci all bowed out one after another. Then came the demise of partypoker LIVE President John Duthie in fifth, a finish worth $10,450 to the Yorkshireman.
The eliminations of Andrej Tekel and Tomas Fara left Leonard heads-up with Finnish superstar Tomi Brouk. Brouk, known as "elmerixx," and Leonard are close friends being part of bitB Staking. There was no room for sentiment when these two stars clashed. Brouk got the job done heads-up, and secured a $43,283 payout, which resigned Leonard to the $30,605 consolation prize.
The Grand Final Table Results
|2||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$30,605|
|3||Tomas Fara||Czech Republic||$21,140|
|5||John Duthie||United Kingdom||$10,450|
|8||Joshua McCully||New Zealand||$5,785|
|9||Espen Jorstad||United Kingdom||$4,846|
Other notable cashes involving British and Irish players at partypoker included:
- Jonathon Jackson - second-place in the $320 WCC Quebec Opener for $16,524*
- Kallum Allen - first-place in the $33 WCC Mini Quebec Opener for $6,394*
- Jake Skidmore - tenth-place in the $320 WCC Quebec Opener for $4,000*
- Joseph Parsons - seventh-place in the $33 WCC Mini Quebec Opener for $781*
- Peter Sweeney - eighth-place in the $33 WCC Mini Quebec Opener for $854*
*includes bounty payments
Harry Lodge Part of Three-Handed Deal; Scoops $44,804
Players who entered the $535 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event at GGPoker on June 20 enjoyed a $110,000 overlay courtesy of the 1,780 entrants falling short of the 2,000 required to hit the $1 million guarantee. While disappointing for GGPoker, it meant a ton of extra value for everyone competing, including the United Kingdom's Harry "Vulvasore" Lodge.
Lodge navigated his way through the massive field and eventually found himself at the final table. He was the last British player standing once "Promoking" crashed out in seventh-place. Promoking collected $22,554, a decent sum more than the $16,238 won by "L1mpFold" who went one place deeper, thanks to the sheer number of scalps the Brit collected before busting.
Lodge's tournament ended in a third-place finish, but not before he was part of a three-handed deal. The deal meant Lodge's bankroll swelled by $44,804. Second-placed "yuirksRD" netted $58,359, with the champion, "MIRKL," getting their hands on a cool $97,671.
$525 Bounty Hunters HR Main Event Final Table Results
|3||Harry "Vulvasore" Lodge||United Kingdom||$7,063||$44,804*|
*reflects a three-handed deal
Other notable cashes involving British and Irish players at GGPoker included:
- LateNightT - second-place in the $210 Bounty Hunters Sunday Special for $6,841*
- Alex "FutureofMe" Kolev - seventh-place in the $105 Sunday Heater for $2,217*
Jamie Clossick Lock Up $18.6K Score at PokerStars
Jamie Clossick padded his PokerStars bankroll with more than $18,000 after finishing second from a field of 1,712 in the $107.50 Half Price Sunday Warm-Up.
Clossick first progress to the final table where the minimum he could win was $1,850. The prize money continued increasing as the number of players fell, and Clossick sound found himself guaranteed a five-figure prize for his $107.50 investment.
Brazil's Saymon "$aymon9" Nascimento crashed out in third for $13,390, meaning Clossick was one elimination away from a sweet victory. It was not meant to be because "Socc3rman13" defeated Clossick heads-up to resign him to an $18,623 consolation prize. The Ukrainian champion locked up the $25,902 top prize plus bragging rights.
$107.50 Half Price Sunday Warm-Up Final Table Results
|2||Jamie "Dustitutes" Clossick||United Kingdom||$18,623|
|3||Saymon "$aymon9" Nascimento||Brazil||$13,390|
|6||Simon "DaDumon" Grabenschweiger||Austria||$4,977|
Other notable cashes involving British and Irish Players at PokerStars included:
- KeyserMM - fourth-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $5,717*
- daithi1234 - second-place in the Hotter $109 for $5,344
- Lenods - third-place in the $530 Sunday Marathon for $5,068
- headsup_beat - fourth-place in the Hotter $109 for $2,871
- TIGHEBOII20 - first-place in the $109 Sunday Starter for $2,684
*includes bounty payments