Mike Leah has done it again.
The Ontario native has won the first event of the annual Fallsview Poker Classic, pocketing $244,244. He also won this same tournament last year, as well as two years prior. That makes Leah the winner of this tournament three out of the last four years!
The $1,100 tournament kicks off the four-event series at Fallsview Casino Resort which culminates in a World Poker Tour event. Being the only major tournament series offered in Ontario each year, poker-hungry players flock from all over the province and beyond to create large fields. This year, Leah topped 1,524 players to be the victor.
In 2016, Leah picked up $210,108 for the win. In 2014, he collected $118,982 when he won. His live tournament winnings are now above $5.7 million USD. Add to that his online tournament winnings of just under $3 million USD under the name “goleafsgoeh”, including multiple PokerStars bracelets in their various Championship of Online Poker series.
Leah is currently ranked No. 5 on Global Poker Index’s top Canadian poker players, and No. 81 in the world. After collecting points from this win, that should improve further.