SCOOP: Dominik Nitsche, Patrick Leonard Grab Titles Saturday

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Dominik Nitsche won the first PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker title on Saturday (WPT photo)

Nine more players picked up PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker titles on Saturday including a former #1-ranked PocketFiver earning his second title of the year and a first SCOOP win for one of poker’s best.

Dominik Nitsche bested a 956-entry field to win Event #87 High ($530 NLHE) for his first career SCOOP victory. The outright win came with an $82,365.40 payday. Runner-up ‘Geokarak‘ had to settle for a $58,712.90 consolation prize while third-place finisher Tudor ‘tdr01’ Christian walked away with $41,852.60.

Patrick Leonard, who has been ranked #1 on PocketFives four times in his career and currently sits at #3, won Event #93 High ($215 NLHE Turbo w Rebuys) to earn his second SCOOP title of the year. Second-place finisher ‘julioassp’ took home $30,124.96 for their efforts while ’88IG8OSS’ rounded out the podium finishers for $21,706.55.

Leonard’s first 2020 SCOOP win came 10 days ago when he outdueled another former #1-ranked player, Yuri ‘theNERDguy’ Dzivielevski, to win Event #53 High ($2,100 Six Max Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better).

Event #88-High ($530 Six Max Fusion) had a $3,500 overlay on a $100,000 guarantee with just 193 entries. Two-time World Championship of Online Poker title winner ‘bob43155‘ took it down to win $19,945.48. Falling one position short of the victory gave ‘M1TR4ND1R’ a $15,076.73 bankroll boost. Third-place finisher ‘Nutselas’ won $11,396.47.

The six other players who won Event #titles on Saturday were ‘Hieucbvn96’ (Event #87-L), ‘eagletore69’ (Event #87-M), ‘shuriken555’ (Event #88-L), ‘dpsd05’ (Event #88-M), ‘NeptuneProject’ (Event #93-L), and ‘judgedredd13’ (Event #93-M).

Event #87-H: $530 NLHE
Entries: 956
Prize pool: $500,000

  1. Dominik ‘Bounatirou’ Nitsche – $82,365.40
  2. Geokarak – $58,712.90
  3. tdr01 – $41,852.60
  4. Easterdamn – $29,834.00
  5. Sektor17 – $21,266.70
  6. RUMUKULUS – $15,159.65
  7. boerni21 – $10,806.35
  8. PSMozak – $7,703.15
  9. MarioKJ – $5,491.05

Event #88-H: $530 Six Max Fusion
Entries: 193
Prize pool: $100,000 ($3,500 overlay)

  1. bob43155 – $19,945.48
  2. M1TR4ND1R – $15,076.73
  3. Nutselas – $11,396.47
  4. ¿¿toneecho?? – $8,614.56
  5. pokerboss24000 – $6,511.73
  6. Kelvin_FP:AR – $4,922.20

Event #93-H: $215 NLHE Turbo w Rebuys
Entries: 460
Prize pool: $232,841

  1. Patrick ‘pads1161’ Leonard – $41,808.65
  2. julioassp – $30,124.96
  3. 88IG8OSS – $21,706.55
  4. Andras ‘probirs’ Nemeth – $15,640.67
  5. Nelisschuif7 – $11,269.87
  6. mararthur1 – $8,120.51
  7. MiracleQ – $5,851.24
  8. TheLipoFund – $4,216.12