2022 888poker XL Winter Series

Leonard Reels in a $75K Score at PokerStars

Patrick Leonard

There was a lot of tournament action online this weekend with players hitting the virtual felt with renewed vigour following the conclusion of the 2021 World Series of Poker. Several players who call the United Kingdom and Ireland home scooped large prizes, including Team partypoker’s Patrick "pads1161" Leonard, who helped himself to an impressive $75,469.

Leonard’s bumper payout came courtesy of a fourth-place finish in The Big Rewind Side Event 58, a $5,200 Titans Event that drew in a 155-strong crowd. Jonathan "Proudflop" Proudfoot dusted off his stack in 18th place and was the unfortunate soul who burst the money bubble.

Proudfoot’s elimination left Leonard flying the Union Jack in the star-studded event. He kept ahead of such luminaries as Michael "imluckbox" Addamo, Team PokerStars’ Parker "tonkaaaa" Talbot, "inst_amg_zhara," Lucio "WizardOFFAz" Lima and Rui "RuiNF" Ferreira, but came unstuck in fourth place and had to make do with a $75,469 payout.

Only Andres "pintoelbajon" Viola, Eelis "EEE27" Parssinen, and champion "Pol536" went deeper than Leonard, the latter winning a cool $162,674 for their victory.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Pol536Poland$162,674
2Eelis "EEE27" ParssinenFinland$125,931
3Andres "pintoelbajon" ViolaUruguay$97,488
4Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom$75,469
5Rui "RuiNF" FerreiraBrazil$58,423
6Lucio "WizardOffAz" LimaBrazil$45,227
7inst_amg_zharaRussia$35,012
8Parker "tonkaaaa" TalbotCanada$27,104
9Michael "imluckbox" AddamoUnited Kingdom$22,312
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Benjamin Spragg almost won a Big 20 Rewind Side Event

Some of the other top tier results involving our players included:

Over at 888poker now where Ireland’s "NeverBeenGay" took down the WPTDeepStacks #10 - $50,000 Mini PKO. The Irish player outlasted 1,039 opponents to walk away $7,092 richer. One of those players they outlasted was the United Kingdon’s "1kimba1" who finished seventh for $1,102.

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Adam \"IT5PAYDAY\" Neal

Two of our players found themselves at the final table of the $150,000 guaranteed Big Shot 109 Main Event. Ben "xLIVEPROx" Warrington fell by the wayside in sixth, a finish good for $4,545, while rapper extraordinaire Adam "IT5PAYDAY" Neal navigated his way to heads-up, but fell in second for a $15,120 addition to his bankroll.

Ireland’s Daniel "Ronalauc" Smyth reeled in a monster-sized prize over at GGPoker, where the Super MILLION$ Week kicked off in style. Smyth finished third in Event #2: GGMasters High Roller $1,050 but not before striking a deal when three-handed. The deal saw Smyth walk away with a huge $118,977 for his efforts.

A fourth-place finish in the $105 Bounty Hunters Special for "ElCabrrron" came with a combined score worth $5,689, while "The Predator!" secured a $1,697 score for their eighth-place finish in the $210 Sunday Last Call.

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