Team PartyPoker Patrick Leonard came very close to winning his second World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet on June 15, when he finished third in the 1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw event. $. Although bitterly disappointed not to become the tournament champion, Leonard took home $60,915, which should somehow ease the pain.
Leonard is best known for crashing No-Limit Hold’em tournaments, especially in the world of online poker, where he amassed over $18.6 million in winnings. However, the man ranked best in the world for online poker tournaments also has over $2.8 million in live earnings, an impressive number that this latest score has amplified. Many of his live cashes come from non-Hold’em events.
At the 2022 WSOP in Las Vegas, Leonard reached silver spots in 11 events, seven of which were non-traditional Hold’em affairs. This year so far, Leonard has three finishes in the money, one in $1,500 Limit Hold’em, another in the $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship, and one in the Limit 2-7 Triple Draw events at $1,500.
Leonard finishes third for $60,915
Some 522 players took part in the 2-7 event, but those players were whittled down to 166 on Day 1, with Leonard winning 92,000 chips after sitting down with 25,000.
Day 2 ended with only 16 players left in the mix, and Leonard had an amazing day, ending with 1,090,000 chips, enough for fifth place in the leaderboard overnight.
One by one, the remaining players went down in matchday three action, and Leonard was still in the game. However, the popular Briton’s world came crashing down in the 34th tier of the tournament when a clash with champion-elect John Monnette left Leonard running on fumes.
Leonard tapped his stack soon after, and his 9x-7x-6x-4x-2x lost to Christopher Chung’s superior 8x-7x-6x-4x-2x, ending Leonard’s quest for a two-up bracelet. sooner than he would have liked.
Much more likely to add a second strap
Leonard still has 50 or more chances to get his hands on another bracelet before the end of the 2023 WSOP. Leonard pocketed a coveted gold bracelet at the 2022 WSOP in the $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Tag Team event. .
Leonard has teamed up with Espen Jorstad, who you may recall won the 2022 WSOP Main Event for $10 million! The winning pair beat the team of Jamie Kerstetter and Corey Paggeot heads-up to clinch the title, a bracelet each and $74,042 in prize money.
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