Mike ‘GoLeafsGoEh’ Leah decided to make the leap from his business career in Sales and Management to play poker profressionally in September 2008. Not a bad decision seeing as to-date, the 37 year old from Toronto, Canada, has over $3 Million in tournament winnings and over $2 Million online including WCOOP, FTOPS and UBOC titles.
In 2011 Mike was part of a five way chop in the prestigious WCOOP Main Event. After a consistently impressive year online it is no surprise that Mike is a strong contender for the coveted 2011 Online Player of The Year award.
However what makes Mike stand out as the consummate poker pro is his success both online and live; he has racked up 6 WSOP cashes in 2011 alone, and came 10th in the 2009 Player of the Year rankings.
Keen to give back to the poker community when not playing Mike is one of Tournament Poker Edge’s top instructors. You can probably tell from his username ‘GoLeafsGoEh’ that he is an avid sports fan and Mike’s enthusiasm for sports extends itself into ‘Fantasy Sports’, where he has developed quite an expertise.
Having already achieved so much in his career Mike is still hungry for a WSOP bracelet and his goal is to win Player of the Year in 2012.