Patrick Leonard Wins SCOOP Leaderboard; Donates $18K to Ukrainian Charities

Patrick Leonard Wins SCOOP Leaderboard; Donates $18K to Ukrainian Charities

Patrick Leonard accomplished yet another huge achievement as he won the 2022 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) Overall Leaderboard that just concluded at PokerStars. He also won the mid-stakes leaderboard along with placing on other leaderboards to secure an extra $40,000 and two trophies for his collection. 

Leonard has stood the test of time. He broke out about a decade ago before soaring to the top dog as the highest-ranked online poker player. He catapulted at the beginning of this year back to the top spot and now is ranked fifth in the world with more than $17 million in online earnings.

The British poker tournament phenom plays at PokerStars under the moniker “pads1161” and won his sixth career SCOOP title during the 2022 SCOOP after shipping the SCOOP 47-H: $530 6+ Hold'em [8-Max, Turbo, Progressive KO], $50K Gtd for $12,583. 

But winning the SCOOP leaderboard title isn’t about winning a single event and more about longevity. Leonard’s stamina and strong play led him to more than 100 cashes in SCOOP events this year with many deep runs along the way. In total, Leonard won $25,000 and a trophy for Overall Leaderboard, $10,000 and a trophy for winning the Medium Leaderboard, and another $5,000 for taking third place on the High Leaderboard for $40,000 in total.

To make this feat even more impressive, Leonard was also busy grinding out a series at GGPoker where he also won money on the leaderboard. Before both festivals, Leonard pledged to donate 25 percent of his leaderboard winnings to charity and now five different charities in Ukraine will benefit with a generous donation of $18,125.

“WElcomeINnferNO” Wins SCOOP-H $10K Main Event ($1,141,511)

The final day of the SCOOP was a nail-biter with the three Main Events concluding. All three Main Events were four-day affairs with tons of play.

Austria’s “WElcomeINnferNO” became an overnight millionaire after winning the SCOOP 95-H: $10,300 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $5M Gtd for $1,141,511. 

Montenegro’s Dejan “dejanlc357” Kaladjurdjevic was aiming for his fifth SCOOP title in a big way and could have been on his way to doing just that before a bad beat came his way. He got his chips in good with ace-queen against the ace-ten held by “WElcomeINnferNO” but had to settle for a tasty runner-up prize of $834,274 after a ten spiked the turn.

Other notables at the final table included Romania’s Vlad "dariepoker" Darie (fifth - $325,683) and Renan "Aziz.Mancha" Aziz (eighth - $127,140).

The event itself was a huge success with 654 entries creating a $6.54 million prize pool to blow past the lofty $5 million guarantee slapped on the event.

2022 SCOOP High $10K Main Event Final Table Results

2Dejan "dejanlc357" KaladjurdjevicMontenegro$834,274 
5Vlad "dariepoker" DarieRomania$325,683 
8Renan "Aziz.Mancha" AzizBrazil$127,140 

paythetable101” Wins the SCOOP-M: $1,050 Main Event ($509,838)

The SCOOP 95-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], $4M Gtd was another success story at PokerStars with 4,408 entries creating a $4,408,000 prize pool.

The final four players agreed to a deal with still a bit to be played for. United Kingdom’s “paythetable101” eventually came out on top for $509,838 with Brazil’s Luis “luisnrd” Dorneles (second - $416,305), “S Georgiev” (third - $348,874), and “KasparovAKs” (fourth - $334,898) thanks to the four-way deal.

Fred “GoianoVix” Barros Wins the SCOOP-L: $109 Main Event ($259,474)

Meanwhile, Brazil’s Fred “GoianoVix” Barros won the SCOOP 95-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event], 2.5M Gtd for $259,747 after defeating countrymate Eike “Mr. Havener” Onodera in heads-up play.

The tournament squeezed past its $2.5 million guarantee with 25,534 runners generating a $2,553,400 prize pool.

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