Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah Wins Second FTOPS Title

Mike Leah
Mike Leah is building on an already impressive online résumé.

Two more events are inscribed in the FTOPS history books with Canadian Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah notching his second Full Tilt Online Poker Series victory.

Leah was the headliner but it was Spanish poker player Willy “Willmy_x” Aranzadi who took down the biggest FTOPS prize of the day.

Across the board almost $220,000 was handed out by Full Tilt Poker on Day 12 of FTOPS XXI.

Read on for the highlights.

Mike “GoLeafsGoEh” Leah Wins $322 Razz

Decorated online and live pro Mike Leah snagged his second FTOPS title last night, outlasting a field of 245 in FTOPS #28, $322 Razz.

Leah turned pro in 2008, leaving what he described as a “cushy” job with magazine-subscription group Canadian Community Reading Plan to take a shot at playing cards for a living.

In the last four years he's won roughly $2.3 million playing online tournaments, including a $560k piece of last year's WCOOP main event. Now he has two FTOPS titles.

Leah defeated online player gieras heads-up to win $19,477 and his second gold jersey.

Also making the final table in this event was recent FTOPS winner Sebastian "p00cket00" Sikorski, who finished seventh.

Here are the full final-table results for FTOPS XXI #28:

Bryan Piccioli
Bryan "enterthewu19" Piccioli
  • 1. GoLeafsGoEh - $19,477
  • 2. gieras - $12,936
  • 3. lemberg1715 - $8,820
  • 4. Lidius - $5,586
  • 5. sharkusmanly - $3,675
  • 6. bakku-shan - $2,535
  • 7. p00cket00 - $1,911
  • 8. esp979 - $1,359

Willy “Willmy_x” Aranzadi Wins FTOPS #27

The second FTOPS event to play out yesterday was a $109 No-Limit Hold'em Super-Stack tournament which drew 1,464 players.

Willy “Willmy_x” Aranzadi, a poker pro from Pamplona, Spain went the distance, taking down $22,659 and his first FTOPS gold jersey.

Aranzadi agreed to a three-way deal with Mefestofel and BustToRobust who both took $20,000.

Also making the final table was American pro Bryan “enterthewu19” Piccioli who finished eighth.

Former Full Tilt red pro Scott Clements continued an impressive run of FTOPS results, cashing again in 11th place.

Recent Sunday Million winner Kevin “kice32” Iacofano also recorded another cash, busting in 27th.

Here are the full final-table results for FTOPS XXI #27:

  • 1. Willmy_x - $22,659*
  • 2. Mefestofel - $20,000*
  • 3. BustToRobust - $20,000*
  • 4. ThijsRemie - $10,394
  • 5. ZedBranigan - $7,759
  • 6. Jom123 - $5,709
  • 7. benderbei2 - $4,245
  • 8. enterthewu19 - $3,074
  • 9. veg777 - $2,181

*Adjusted to reflect three-way deal.

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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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