Leonard Scoops Yet Another Top Prize
Patrick "pads1161" Leonard helped himself to yet another major online poker title when he came out on top in the $1,050 Sunday High Roller at PokerStars.
The tournament attracted 157 players, which left PokerStars nursing an $18,000 overlay for the top 20 in-the-money finishers to enjoy.
Canada’s Lonnie "thx4urm0n3y" Hallett was the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble, paving the way for the likes of Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson, Johan "busto_soon" van Til, Sam "SamSquid" Grafton, and Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle to cash.
Former world number one Conor "1_conor_b_1" Beresford fell in tenth with "roo_400" popping the final table bubble.
All but three of the finalists backed a five-figure sum. "Tr!pleeeee" and Preben "prebz" Stokkan were the first two eliminations before Lucio "WizardOffAz" Lima dusted his stack off in sixth.
"occassionem" of Russia collected $12,644 for there fifth place exit before Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos fell in fourth for $16,342. Third place and $21,121 went to Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk.
Pateychuk’s demise left Leonard heads-up with Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden. The last standing duo struck a deal that left $2,000 more for the eventual winner. Leonard got his hands on that extra cash after winning the one-on-one battle, which meant he took home $31,675. Vousden scooped $30,903.
$1,050 Sunday High Roller Final Table Results
|1||Patrick "pads1161" Leonard||United Kingdom||$31,675*|
|2||Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden||Finland||$30,903*|
|3||Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk||Belarus||$21,121|
|4||Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos||United Kingdom||$16,342|
|6||Lucio "WizardOffAz" Lima||Brazil||$9,783|
|7||Preben "prebz" Stokkan||United Kingdom||$7,570|
*reflects a heads-up deal
Some of the other highlights from PokerStars action included:
- pacyff80 – first-place in the WCOOP 93-M: $109 NLHE for $38,688*
- castelinoo – first-place in the $215 Bounty Builder for $16,707*
- elKKJitow – second-place in the Hotter $109 for $3,717*
- vivtel – first-place in the $109 KOmania for $3,152*
- 3betwizkid – sixth-place in the $215 Sunday Supersonic for $2,883
- setmaia – third-place in the Bigger $109 for $1,168
*includes bounty payments
Deep Runs at 888poker and partypoker
There was a near $12,000 score for one of our players at 888poker. "benbogan12" navigated his way to the final table of the $150,000 Sunday Sale Main Event and played his way into the final three places. That is as far as they went, however, because they fell in third place, but not before being part of a deal that locked up $11,958.
A similar price made its way to rapper extraordinaire Adam "IT5PAYDAY" Neal thanks to him emerging victoriously from the $265 buy-in $50,000 Sunday Sale High Roller. The victory came with an $11,625 payout, a great way to end a Sunday grind.
While there were no outright victories over at partypoker, some of our players came agonisingly close to getting their hands on the top prize.
- Shaun Conroy – tenth-place in the WPT Super $215 for $1,611
- John Pritchett – sixth-place in the $22 WPTWOC Micro Turbo Championship for $951
- Matt Rickard – second-place in the WPT Super $5.50 for $825
- Wayne Preene – sixth-place in the WPT Mini Weekender for $434