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Patrick Leonard Shines Brightly at PokerStars

Patrick Leonard

Patrick "pads1161" Leonard returned to form on August 15 and did so in style, winning one PokerStars Sunday major, finishing second in another, and building a big stack in a two-day event.

Leonard Falls at $1,050 Sunday High Roller Final Hurdle

This weekend's $1,050 Sunday High Roller attracted 216 entrants who created a guarantee-busting $216,000 prize pool. Only the top 27 finishers won a slice of this pie, and a handful of British stars were among them.

"xMFPx" was one of the first Union Jacks to cash, with Ben "jenbizzle" Jones also busting in the first few payout spots. "MOCA CHOCA89" managed to navigate their way to 14th place before running out of steam.

Leonard was the last British player at the final table, which was a star-studded affair. Dutch duo "Camel013" and "Darwinfish" crashed out first, leaving everyone else guaranteed five-figure scores.

David "MonkeyBausss" Laka and Sam "Str8$$$$Homey" Greenwood were the next out of the door, the latter padding his bankroll with $14,047.

Fourth-place and $18,488 went to "GlobalHappiness" of Sweden, before the elimination of Pablo "pabritz" Brito Silva in third, a finish worth $24,333, left Leonard heads-up against the in-form Daniel "SmilleThHero" Smiljkovic. Unfortunately for Leonard, he could not quite finish the job, and had to console himself with $32,027, leaving Smiljkovic to secure the $42,152 top prize.

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$1,050 Sunday High Roller Final Table Results

1Daniel "SmilleThHero" SmiljkovicAustria$42,152
2Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom$32,027
3Pablo "pabritz" Brito SilvaBrazil$24,333
5Sam "Str8$$$$Homey" GreenwoodCanada$14,047
6David "MonkeyBausss" LakaGeorgia$10,672

Leonard Triumphs in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up

He may have finished second in the Sunday High Roller event but Leonard made amends in the $1,050 Sunday Warm-Up by finishing top of the tree and receiving the $17,814 top prize.

Only nine of the 66 entrants won some of the $66,000 prize pool, and three of those recipients hail from the United Kingdom. Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford finished in sixth-place after Juanki "B4NKROLL3R" Vecino and Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" Silverstein fell by the wayside.

Finnish star Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden was the next to fall, with Brazil-based Sam "SamSquid" Grafton dusting off his stack in fourth, a finish worth $7,475.

Bert "girafganger7" Stevens saw his run end in third-place, which left Leonard heads-up against Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs. Leonard defeated his final opponent to secure a $17,814 payday, leaving Ruijs to collect the $13,336 consolation prize.

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$1,050 Sunday Warm-Up Final Table Results

1Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom$17,814
2Joris "BillLewinsky" RuijsNetherlands$13,336
3Bert "girafganger7" StevensUnited Kingdom$9,985
4Sam "SamSquid" GraftonBrazil$7,475
5Samuel "€urop€an" VousdenFinland$5,596
6Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom$4,190
7Jonah "RaiseUpBlind" SilversteinCanada$3,137
8Juanki "B4NKROLL3R" VecinoEstonia$2,348

On Course For a Near $200K Score

Leonard finds himself second in chips with only 19 players remaining in the $5,200 Titans Event. Some 187 players started in the $1 million guaranteed event, and only one player has more chips than Leonard going into Day 2.

"DeuceofDuc0" is the chip leader, and by some distance. The Dutch grinder has 4,055,372 chips with Leonard on 1,620,495. Each of the returning players, including Leonard's fellow Brit, Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford, have locked up $12,168 but someone will walk away with $198,379 and the title of champion come the early hours of August 17.

$5,200 Titans Event Top 10 Chip Counts

2Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom1,620,495
3Andrey "Anjeyyy" NovakUkraine1,439,685
4Mario "livinmydream1" MosboeckAustria1,365,716
5Michael "imluckbox" AddamoUnited Kingdom1,280,674
6Arthur "mararthur1" MartirosianRussia1,245,301
7Conor "1_conor_b_1" BeresfordUnited Kingdom1,126,068
8Viktor "papan9_p$" UstimovRussia1,070,945
10Bert "girafganger7" StevensUnited Kingdom668,462

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