“pads1161” Overtakes Glaser to Win 2023 WCOOP POS
- A late victory propelled Patrick Leonard to the top of the overall leaderboard
- Former frontrunner Benny Glaser settled for third place
- The title is another major achievement in Leonard’s online poker career
Patrick “pads1161” Leonard claimed another prestigious title to add to his long list of online poker achievements after being crowned Player of the Series at the PokerStars 2023 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) which wrapped up this week.
Leonard Tops 2023 WCOOP Overall Leaderboard
As the 2023 WCOOP was nearing its conclusion, Leonard and Benny Glaser were neck-and-neck for the Player of the Series title, with the latter ahead by just 35 points. The $1,050 version of the final WCOOP Super Tuesday tournament of the series became the deciding event – both Leonard and Glaser took a shot but Glaser failed to reach the money and busted early. Leonard ended up winning the tournament for $54,505.
With that victory, not only did the UK poker pro capture his fourth title at the 2023 series, but he also secured enough points to overtake Glaser at the top of the leaderboard, ultimately claiming the Player of the Series title along with a $25,000 cash bonus after accumulating 2,165 points throughout the series.
Glaser settled for third place in the overall leaderboard with 1,970 points, behind “FAL1st“ of Thailand (2nd, 2,015 pts.), but he had a record-breaking performance this year – he won an impressive seven WCOOP titles at the 2023 series alone to extend his COOP record to 25 titles (15 WCOOP, 10 SCOOP).
The other players who made it to the top 10 of the 2023 WCOOP overall leaderboard were Renan “Internett93o” Bruschi (4th, 1,925 pts.), Rui “RuiNF” Ferreira (5th, 1,750 pts.), Kelvin “Kelvin_FP:AR” Kerber (6th, 1,670 pts.), Jerry “Perrymejsen” Odeen (7th, 1,625 pts.), Gabriel “pinguinho” Baleeiro (8th, 1,280 pts.), Joao “Naza114” Vieira (9th, 1,180 pts.) and Yuri “theNERDguy” Dzivielevski (10th, 1,150 pts.).
Leonard’s Online Poker Record
Leonard is one of the world’s best online poker players with more than $18 million in online earnings and several online titles under his belt, including victories in major tournaments such as WCOOP, SCOOP, and Powerfest.
The 34-year-old served as an ambassador for partypoker for seven years, a partnership that ended amicably in June this year. Apart from his online accomplishments, Leonard has also achieved significant success in the live poker scene, with one World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet and nearly $3 million in total live earnings.