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Mike Leah Puts Together His Best Year On Tournament Circuit

First Gold Bracelet and Big Wins Bring Leah’s Lifetime Winnings To More Than $5 Million

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Nov 26, 2014


Mike Leah has been a winner his entire life. Born in Toronto, Canada in 1974, Leah spent his early years as a fierce sports competitor, ultimately winning a wrestling national championship for his age and weight class while in high school. With visions of attending college and competing for a spot in the Olympics, Leah instead got sidetracked with a summer job. He approached his sales job with the same winning mentality and made so much money, that he stuck with it and quickly worked his way up the ranks at the company. Then, in 2005, a coworker introduced Leah to poker. He was instantly hooked and, before long, he was making big sums of money playing online poker under the name “GoLeafsGoEh.” In 2006, he made his way to Las Vegas and wound up chopping two tournaments at the Bellagio for a total of around $100,000. Leah returned to ...

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