Perhaps “easy game”, should be officially changed to Le-Eh-zy, Lee-sy or Leah-sy game, as a couple of transplanted Canadians who regularly grind the World Series of Poker circuit events are now able to sport a champions ring on both fists.
Ontario’s Mike Leah is the latest to lay claim to those bragging rights, adding quite the flair in accomplishing the feat by winning both in less than 24 hours. On March 14th, 2014 at the Bicycle Casino WSOPC stop, “GoLeafsGoEh” bested the 121 player field in Event #9, a $580 No Limit Hold’em for ring number one, $16,945 and then took down Event #11, a NLHE Turbo, for his second chunk of gold and $15,440.
A member of “Team Ivey” Leah has had an amazing start to the year, winning both the $1,100 event at the 2014 WPT Fallsview Poker Classic $1,100 just a few weeks back for nearly $119,000 and a $5,300 No Limit Hold’em Turbo at the 2014 PCA in January for about $120,000. These more recent victories have guaranteed him the “Player Of the Series” at the same time.
@goleafsgoeh: “So absurd; just won my 2nd @WSOPC ring of the DAY! Shipping event #11 for 15k no chop and wrapped up casino champion at the same time #LOL”
Leah now has over $2,000,000 in career live tournament winnings, with major series wins at the Bellagio, Venetian, Atlantic City, British Columbia Poker Championships, Borgata and WSOP Europe, on top of several million more on his online resume, which includes Four FTOPS titles.
On the other hand, (see what we did there?), Alberta’s Doug Lee snagged his second official piece of WSOPC bling around a decade after his first. Lee won the $365 Pot Limit Omaha and $13,444 at Caesars Palace on February 27th but seemed every bit as excited as when he won the $10,000 Rio Las Vegas WSOPC Main Event along with about $696,000 back in March of 2005. Doug also has multiple Venetian Deep Stack Extravaganza titles, a WPT side event and a Wynn Fall Classic win helping to make up more than $1.3 million in tournament scores to date.
Be sure to keep an eye for more success from both players at the $1,000,0000 Guaranteed 2014 WPT Canadian Spring Championships and Playground Poker Spring Classic next week, as well as the fast approaching World Series of Poker.