Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard came agonisingly close to winning the $200,000 guaranteed Grand tournament on June 20, but ultimately had to make do with a runner-up finish. Finland’s Tomi Brouk, pictured here in a hat with fellow Finn Samuel Vousden, was the man who took down The Grand for a $43,283 score.
The Grand Final Table Results
|2||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||$30,605|
|3||Tomas Fara||Czech Republic||$21,140|
|5||John Duthie||United Kingdom||$10,450|
|8||Joshua McCully||New Zealand||$5,785|
|9||Espen Jorstad||United Kingdom||$4,846|
The final phase saw 215 players take to the partypoker felt, many having played their way into the final via the phased system. Thirty-four of those players received a slice of the $213,830 prize pool, with Joao Vieira bursting the money bubble.
Vieira’s demise in 35th place paved the way for the likes of Pavel Veksler, Marty Mathis, Daniel Smiljkovic, Thomas Muehloecker, and our very own Jaime Staples to see a return on their investment. Bertil Andreas Samuelsson‘s exit in tenth place set the final table.
UK-based Norwegian Espen Jorstad‘s time at the final table was relatively short-lived because he fell by the wayside in ninth. Joshua McCully and reigning WSOP Hybrid Main Event champion Damian Salas followed suit before Enrico Camosci crashed out in sixth.
partypoker LIVE President John Duthie ran out of steam in fifth, and collected $10,450, the tournament’s first five-figure prize. Andrej Tekel ($14,207), and Czech grinder Tomas Fara ($21,140) saw their tournaments end abruptly, which left Brouk heads-up with Leonard.
A near $13,000 difference in prize money did not stop Brouk and Leonard fighting it out without a deal in place. The lack of a deal meant Leonard had to console himself with a $30,605 runner-up prize, while Brouk padded his bankroll with an impressive $43,283.
Will You Win The Grand This Week?
The Grand is a phased event meaning it is possible to play your way into the $1,050 final phase for a tiny amount, $2.20 to be exact. Progress from Phase 1 to compete in the $22 buy-in Phase 2. Make it through there, and you find yourself in the $109 Phase 3 and only one tournament away from playing for a share of the $200,000 guaranteed prize pool.
The best thing about our phase tournaments is you can buy into any phase you wish. There is no need to buy into the $2.20 Phase 1 if you have the bankroll for phase 2 or 3, for example. The choice is yours.
|The Grand: $200K [Phase 1, Real Name]||$2.20||When 10% of the field remains|
|The Grand: $200K [Phase 2, Real Name]||$22||When 20% of the field remains|
|The Grand: $200K [Phase 3, Real Name]||$109||When 10% of the field remains|
|The Grand: $200K [Phase Final, Real Name]||$1,050||When the champion is crowned|
Lead image courtesy of the World Poker Tour
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