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Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah Strikes for Canada in FTOPS XXIII
Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah outlasted a field of 797 players to win his third FTOPS title last night.
Leah beat online player brunolira heads-up to claim the $32,677 first-place prize in FTOPS XXIII Event 24 $215 No-Limit Hold’em.
The IveyPoker Pro has been racking up online titles over the last few years with three FTOPS titles, one WCOOP title and another title in the defunct UBOC. He also finished third in the 2011 WCOOP Main Event for $663,816.
In total the Toronto native has amassed over $2.4 million in online tournaments.
Last night’s victory also bumps Leah up to fifth place on the FTOPS XXIII leaderboard with 472 points. Unfortunately for Leah he would have to pass Emil “whitelime” Patil and Jeff “YoungSupremacy” Hakim to crack the top three.
Kelopuro, Benefield Each Take Down $8k in FTOPS XXIII
Mike Leah wasn’t the only notable player with a significant run last night.
Finnish online genius Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro fell one place short of winning Event 22 Pot-Limit Omaha Heads-Up. Instead it was kanipallo7 who reigned supreme for $14k. Kelopuro settled for $8,274.
Emil “whitelime” Patil finished eighth in the same event for $2,216.
Finally Brazilian Vinicius “Viniciustele” Barrel Teles won Event 23 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Max Double Chance for $86,900.
Recent November Niner David Benefield is keeping busy while waiting for the 2013 WSOP Main Event final table to play out. He finished ninth in Event 23 for $9,085.