partypoker screen name: Patrick_leonard

Patrick Leonard is nothing if not determined. Having grown tired of his friends stuffing him in their weekly £10 buy-in Friday night poker game, Patrick began studying the game and by the time he’d graduated from the University of Sheffield he was ready to go pro. As Patrick himself says, “Poker is a kind of world where you have to be completely immersed in it if you want to be successful”. It took just 18 months for the Geordie to be ranked world number one on PocketFives.

To date Patrick has amassed more than $2.5 million in cashes including over €169,000 for his seventh place finish in the 2016 €10,000 buy-in High Roller at ESPT 7 in Barcelona. Interestingly, Patrick says he no longer pays attention to his poker ranking and will instead be focusing on much more important matters…like cooking dinner for the first time in nine years!

To check out Patrick’s poker stats click here.