Canadian poker legend Mike ‘goleafsgoeh’ Leah has captured his fourth World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit ring at Harrah’s Cherokee in North Carolina.
Leah bested a field of 247 entries on his way to victory in Event #6: $365 Pot-Limit Omaha (1 re-entry). Leah’s first-place cash and top share of the $74,100 prize pool was worth $18,156. The Torontonian wasn’t even going to play the event as his main focus for his trip was the Global Casino Championship event which was happening during the series. Leah had busted a preliminary event and decided to hop into the PLO enjoying the break from the no-limit hold’em grind.
The event cruised by as Leah had expected and even at the final table Leah got heads-up with Terry Kim very quick leaving both men quite deep. The two exchanged the chip lead multiple times before Leah found the fortunate end of a cooler. Kim received $11,217 for his runner-up finish.
Leah now has 24 WSOP Circuit cashes worth a total of $284,697. Coming off a mediocre WSOP in Las Vegas this summer where Leah did cash 10 times but his deepest run ended with an 11th-place score in the $10,000 Seven card Stud Hi-Lo Championship. With his 47 WSOP cashes and 24 WSOP-C in the money finishes, Leah now has over $1.4M in career WSOP earnings. According to the Hendonmob.com Leah has career live-recorded tournament earning just over $5.4M.
The $10,000 Global Casino Chamionship kicked off on Tuesday, August 9 receiving 122 entries creating a prize pool of $1,260,000. Registering immediately after winning the PLO event, Leah has advanced to Day 2 and is currently sitting 12th of 31 with 19 players making the money. A min-cash is worth $16,280 but everyone is chasing the top-prize of $343,256 and of course the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet.