Canadians Gillian Epp & Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah Join Team Ivey


There has been a lot of hype in the poker world over the last few months as one of the most recognized former faces of Full Tilt Poker, Phil Ivey, made announcements and ramped up his social media presence to revealed that going forward, Ivey and his friends will be doing their own thing to mingle with and teach players about the game; Now in it’s its final stages of development, The site will feature an “innovative social poker game”, including “poker training content from some of the world’s top pros”.

Several well known Canadians have recently been announced as the newest members to have joined “Team Ivey”; Ontario’s top live and online tournament crushing beast Mike “goleafsgoeh” Leah and British Columbia’s globe trotting High Stakes No Limit Hold’em cash game specialist Gillian Epp will now join the ranks of 2012 WSOP Main Event Champion Greg Merson, Patrick Antonius, Jennifer Harman and of course Ivey himself on a star studded list of poker talent representing the project.

Mike Leah

Leah recently posted some top results once again, winning his 2nd career FTOPS jersey in Event #28 of XXI, a $322 Razz tournament. “GoLeafsGoEh” is currently second only to fellow Ontario player Mark “xqsays” Radoja on the Full Tilt Online Poker Series All Time Leader Board.

With more than $2,325,000 online MTT cashes and another $1,500,000 on the live tournament felts, there is no doubt that what Leah has to say will be worth in weight in gold; certainly a deserving candidate for a world class team.

Gillian’s poker career has also been on the rise over the past few years and we told you this past summer Epp was “One to Watch”; she certainly hasn’t disappointed expectations with this latest announcement of being signed to Team Ivey.

It isn’t the first time she’s been “patched” either; Gillian was formerly with Bet24 on the pro roster prior to the company merging/being acquired by the Unibet platform over the spring of 2012.

Besides her cash game success that has been her claim to so far, Gillian has also been cutting her teeth on the tournament scene and gaining ground at it; this past summer she finished 23rd of 354 in the $1125 at WSOP-C Vancouver.

Without a doubt, both players will bring a wealth of experience in many of the facets of the game to the table for what is sure to be a well received offering g to the poker community.

Congratulations to them both, we look forward to seeing the future results of their hard work on the felt!


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Jon Harnish
35 year old recreational player, husband and father of three from Calgary, Alberta. Enjoy lower stakes cash games including PLO and limit Omaha 8. Any of the micro-stakes HORSE games will play online MTTS and SNGs. Live, Tournaments and Satellites up to $550. I love the game but am far to social to take it seriously and sometimes give up a little to much information at the table because I enjoy discussing the game, so decided it was safest for my bankroll to take up writing about the game. That way I still get to meet the cool people and opinions on the game, but with a little less risk. Writing wise, currently a regular contributor to Poker Pro Canada, like to write profiles, previews and recaps the most. formally wrote for Canadian Poker Player Canada. My Poker Blogs have been featured on CardPlayer Social and SpadeClub as "Recommended" or in newsletters on several occasions and Pokerweblogs as "Blog of the Month". Past projects included organizing and promoting major events with the Canadian Poker Tour, introducing Big Slick Poker Tour to Southern Alberta and directing events and finals.


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