Patrick Leonard Wins Back-to-Back WCOOP Titles

Patrick Leonard

Patrick "pads1161" Leonard is enjoying a purple patch of form, one that has seen the popular British superstar secured back-to-back WCOOP titles. Leonard won the WCOOP #08-H: $5,200 NLHE 8-Max PKO on August 24, and followed that up with victory in the WCOOP-15-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw 7-Max event.

Leonard’s victory came after he navigated his way through a star-studded field of 70 players in the $1,050 buy-in NL 2-7 Single Draw 7-Max tournament.

Finland’s "serkku21" burst the money bubble after busting in 11th, paving the way for a cash of at least $2,450 for the surviving players. That prize money increased to $3,150 by the time the seven-handed final table was reach.

As you would expect, it was a final table brimming with talent, but Leonard outshone them all. Such luminaries as mixed game specialist Matthew "MUSTAFABET" Ashton, Bernado "bedias" Dias, and Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko fell by the wayside, before Leonard defeated "ibotown" heads-up to bank his second WCOOP title in as many days and his fourth title overall.

WCOOP-15-H: $1,050 NL 2-7 Single Draw 7-Max Final Table Results

1Patrick "pads1161" LeonardUnited Kingdom$20,475
3Andrey "Kroko-dill" ZaichenkoRussia$9,800
4Bernado "bedias" DiasBrazil$6,650
6Matthew "MUSTAFABET" AshtonUnited Kingdom$3,850

Pedro "PadiLhA SP" Padilha Wins Second WCOOP Title in the $10K High Roller ($192,548)

Pedro Padilha

Brazil's Pedro "PadiLhA SP" Padilha emerged victorious in the WCOOP-14-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller at PokerStars after agreeing to a heads-up deal with fellow countrymate Pablo "pabritz" Brito, awarding the duo $208,311 and $203,118 respectively.

The High Roller featured the biggest buy-in event thus far in the 2021 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) and didn't disappoint with 101 entries generating a $1,010,000 prize pool to squeak past the $1,000,000 guarantee.

This was the second career WCOOP title for Padilha after previously winning the WCOOP-17-H: $1,050 NLHE PKO in 2019 for $192,548.

Each of the nine finalists guaranteed themselves at least $30,610 but nobody wanted that sum because of the six-figures awaiting the champion. One-by-one the players fell by the wayside, including Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias in fourth and Alexandros "Pwndidi" Theologis in third.

Brito entered heads-up play with a marginal chip-lead against Padilha when the duo quickly agreed to a heads-up deal leaving $10,000 to play for to even out the payouts. Padilha got his hands on the additional money after his nine-eight made two pair to beat the king-nine of Brito.

2021 WCOOP-14-H: $10,300 NLHE High Roller Final Table Results

1Pedro "PadiLhA SP" PadilhaBrazil$208,311*
2Pablo "pabritz" BritoBrazil$203,118*
3Alexandros "Pwndidi" TheologisGreece$137,191
4Alexandros "mexican222" KoloniasGreece$105,330
5Mark "AceSpades11" RadojaCanada$80,869
7Thomas "WushuTM" MuehloeckerAustria$47,669
8Teun "tinnoemulder" MulderNetherlands$36,599

Check out a blow-by-blow account of WCOOP-14-H

Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis Goes Wire-to-Wire on Day 2 to win WCOOP 14-M for $174,896

Audrius Stakelis

It took around six and a half hours for Audrius "Stakelis24" Stakelis to take his start-of-day chip lead and collect all the chips in WCOOP-14-M: $1,050 NLHE [8-Max, Super Tuesday SE] with it, but he didn't have an easy run of it. He had to battle through 81 players who returned on Day 2, out of the original 1,071 entries, with most of the $1.071 million prize pool still in play.

The WCOOP title adds to an already strong resume of online wins for Stakelis that includes a SCOOP title from 2020 worth $73,674. Before today's win, he had more than $150,000 in 1st place results since 2019 online, so this prize of $174,896 just adds to an already strong last few years.

Stakelis found himself heads-up against British grinder Harry "Iamapoopie" Lodge who put up a valiant fight but who ultimately had to settle for a $126,236 consolation prize.

WCOOP 14-M: $1,050 NLHE Super Tuesday Final Table Results

1Audrius "Stakelis24" StakelisLithuania$174,896
2Harry "Iamapoopie" LodgeUnited Kingdom$126,236
3"I am Budhha"Netherlands$91,114
4Will "hellzito" ArrudaBrazil$65,764
8Victor "victorbco" HugoBrazil$17,848
9Ramon "PESCANCO" SfalsinBrazil$14,251

Read how Stakelis got his hands on yet another major poker title

2021 WCOOP Results From August 25

Claas Segebrecht

There were some massive WCOOP events on August 25, including a $108,265 score for the Austrian superstar Claas "SsicK_OnE" Segebrecht.

WCOOP-14-L: $109 NLHE [8-Max, Mini Super Tuesday SE], $500K Gtd

Prize Pool$605,700
Winnerleoduarte13 (Brazil)
First-place Prize$86,084

WCOOP 15-M: $109 NL 2-7 Single Draw [7-Max], $25K Gtd

Prize Pool$30,000
WinnerFAL1st (Russia)
First-place Prize$6,300

WCOOP 16-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd

Prize Pool$350,000
WinnerratitoBR (Brazil)
First-place Prize$28,417 including bounties

WCOOP 16-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO], $500K Gtd

Prize Pool$596,600
Winnerluckyluck653 (Estonia)
First-place Prize$59,184 including bounties

WCOOP 16-H: $2,100 NLHE [7-Max, Progressive KO], $350K Gtd

Prize Pool$504,000
WinnerClaas "SsicK_OnE" Segebrecht (Austria)
First-place Prize$108,265 including bounties


Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

A dozen WCOOP events are in-play right now, and some of the game's biggest stars find themselves in dominant positions. Dominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche is the chip leader with 79 left in the WCOOP 17-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $300K Gtd, while Joao "IneedMassari" Simao leads the way in the WCOOP 18-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max], $250K Gtd where 41 players return to battle on August 26.

WCOOP 12-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $50K Gtd

Players Left135
Prize Pool$102,625
Chip LeaderNata1608 (Belarus)
First-place Prize$4,555 plus bounties

WCOOP 12-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $250K Gtd

Players Left127
Prize Pool$467,400
Chip LeaderMatheus "mscastros" Castro (Brazil)
First-place Prize$27,607 plus bounties

WCOOP 12-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $300K Gtd

Players Left46
Prize Pool$530,500
Chip LeaderFloesoe (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$37,290 plus bounties

WCOOP 17-L: $22 NLHE [7-Max], $125K Gtd

Players Left144
Prize Pool$217,840
Chip Leaderheitorqueiro (Brazil)
First-place Prize$28,547

WCOOP 17-M: $215 NLHE [7-Max], $300K Gtd

Players Left79
Prize Pool$459,200
Chip LeaderDominik "Bounatirou" Nitsche (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$59,238

WCOOP 17-H: $2,100 NLHE [7-Max], $600K Gtd

Players Left35
Prize Pool$600,000
Chip LeaderGbisback (Argentina)
First-place Prize$130,500

WCOOP 18-L: $11 PLO [6-Max], $35K Gtd

Players Left113
Prize Pool$44,717
Chip LeaderBilly "b8chatz" Chattaway (United Kingdom)
First-place Prize$6,376

WCOOP 18-M: $109 PLO [6-Max], $125K Gtd

Players Left65
Prize Pool$142,600
Chip LeaderMr.Creditor (Russia)
First-place Prize$21,885

WCOOP 18-H: $1,050 PLO [6-Max], $250K Gtd

Players Left41
Prize Pool$312,000
Chip LeaderJoao "IneedMassari" Simao (Brazil)
First-place Prize$58,458

WCOOP 19-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Rebuy], $75K Gtd

Players Left141
Prize Pool$80,124
Chip Leadersk_88 (Germany)
First-place Prize$11,392

WCOOP 19-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Rebuy], $200K Gtd

Players Left158
Prize Pool$267,054
Chip LeaderBaca4b (Poland)
First-place Prize$39,955

WCOOP 19-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Rebuy], $275K Gtd

Players Left31
Prize Pool$320,170
Chip LeaderJoao "Naza114" Vieira (Netherlands)
First-place Prize$64,438

2021 WCOOP Events Scheduled on August 27

Time (ET)Event
10:30#20-L: $5.50 NLHE, $50K Gtd
10:30#20-M: $55 NLHE, $20K Gtd
10:30#20-H: $530 NLHE, $250K Gtd
12:05#21-L: $11 FLHE [6-Max], $15K Gtd
12:05#21-M: $109 FLHE [6-Max], $30K Gtd
12:05#21-H: $1,050 FLHE [6-Max], $65K Gtd
13:05#22-L: $55 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $500K Gtd
13:05#22-L: $530 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $1M Gtd
13:05#22-L: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, PKO], $750K Gtd
14:15#23-L: $11 Stud Hi/Lo [8-Max], $15K Gtd
14:15#23-L: $109 Stud Hi/Lo [8-Max], $40K Gtd
14:15#23-L: $1,050 Stud Hi/Lo [8-Max], $75K Gtd
15:30#24-L: $22 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $85K Gtd
15:30#24-L: $215 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo, Freezeout], $200K Gtd
15:30#24-L: $2,100 NLHE [6-Max, Turbo], $350K Gtd
17:05#25-L: $5.50 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $50K Gtd
17:05#25-M: $55 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $200K Gtd
17:05#25-H: $530 NLHE [8-Max, Turbo, PKO, Freezeout], $250K Gtd
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