Mike Leah Wins World Series of Poker Horseshoe Hammond Casino Championship

by | Published: Wednesday, October 24th, 2012

Mike Leah has become the first Canadian to win a World Series of Poker Circuit Casino Championship with his consistent performances at the Horseshoe Hammond event this week.

The experienced pro finished third in the $365 Pot-Limit Omaha tournament, fourth in the $365 No-Limit Hold’em event and made a deep run in the $1675 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event.

Leah is the first non-American to earn a trip to New Orleans in May for the $1 million World Series of Poker National Championship and would have to be considered one of the favorites heading into the free roll event.

The Toronto native was pleased to have claimed the Casino Championship but said he would have liked to also be taking home a World Series of Poker Circuit Event ring.

“It feels good [winning the Casino Championship] but it would have been nice to win an event as well but this is a nice consolation price,” Leah said.

“One of the events I final tabled in had 700 people and the Main had over 1500 people so it was some pretty big fields to go deep in.”

Leah nominated for all twelve tournaments that were played at the Horseshoe Hammond during the week and said he enjoyed playing at the unique casino.

“The tournaments were good, well run as the staff hear are excellent,” he said.

“There are a few rules that are a little bit different to some places but overall it was a good experience and a really nice play to come to.”

The World Series of Poker Circuit tour rolls on with the next event commencing at River Rock Casino on Saturday.

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