$25,000 High Roller
Dias:
123

Event Info

Premiação 1,632,000 AUD
Players 68

Informações do Nível

Nível 24
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 5,000
$25,000 High Roller
Dia 3 Terminado

Mike Leah Captures His First WSOP Gold Bracelet and AU$600,000!

donpeters • Nível 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
Mike Leah - Event #10 Champion
Mike Leah - Event #10 Champion

For 40-year-old Canadian professional poker player Mike Leah, this event was his for the taking after entering the third and final day with over 50% of the chips in play. Leah has nearly struck gold a few times, but his attempts at mining that piece of WSOP hardware had fallen short until now. Previously, Leah's closest calls were a third-, fifth-, and two seventh-place finishes in WSOP gold bracelet events.

While Leah may have begun Day 3 with a very dominating position over the rest of the field, the competition was tough in Brian Roberts, Sam Khouiss, Jonathan Duhamel, Jesse Sylvia, and [Removed:17].

Roberts fell first in sixth place, and then Khouiss and Duhamel were eliminated on the same hand by Sylvia. Despite scoring the double knockout, Sylvia was next to go in third place to set up the heads-up duel between Leah and Yan. This was the first time Leah had made it to heads-up play in his many WSOP events, and he wasn't about to let this chance slip through the cracks.

Leah applied the pressure early, grinding Yan down to under 700,000 in chips. Yan did find a double to get back to seven figures, but Leah didn't flinch and was right back to the charge shortly thereafter. Leah worked Yan back down to under 700,000 in chips before the final hand saw his {K-Spades}{7-Diamonds} hold up against Yan's {K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}.

For the victory, Leah earned his first WSOP gold bracelet and AU$600,000 in prize money. This proved to be the second largest score of his live tournament career following his runner-up finish to Daniel Colman in August for $1,047,638. All told, Leah now has well over $2,000,000 in live winnings this year, in what is his best year ever.

AU$25,000 High Roller Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (AU)
1Mike LeahCanada$600,000
2[Removed:17]New Zealand$360,025
3Jesse SylviaUSA$216,811
4Jonathan DuhamelCanada$145,003
5Sam KhouissAustralia$110,078
6Brian RobertsUSA$85,027
7Sam HiggsAustralia$65,035
8Andrew HinrichsenAustralia$50,021

With that, there's only one more event to go from the 2014 WSOP Asia-Pacific. Tomorrow will see the 10th and final bracelet event of the festival awarded as the final six players return in the AU$10,000 Main Event to play to a champion beginning at 3:30 p.m. local time. PokerNews will be back here then, and we look forward to having you right here with us.

Tags: Andrew HinrichsenBrian RobertsDaniel ColmanJesse SylviaJonathan DuhamelMike LeahSam HiggsSam Khouiss

David "MissOracle" Yan Eliminated in 2nd Place (AU$360,025)

[user153638] • Nível 24: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante
[Removed:17] - 2nd Place
[Removed:17] - 2nd Place

Hand #76: [Removed:17] folded and gave Mike Leah a walk.

Hand #77: In what would be the final hand of the tournament, Leah announced that he was all in from the button and Yan, who was sitting with around 600,000, called off.

Yan: {k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Leah: {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

It was a bad spot for Yan as he had some serious kicker issues. The {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop gave him a backdoor flush draw, but the {3-Clubs} turn took it away. Yan needed a four and a four only on the river to extend his tournament life, but it wasn't in the cards as the {A-Hearts} blanked.

Yan will take home AU$360,025 for his runner-up finish while Leah captures the AU$600,000 first-place prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Mike Leah ca 5,100,000 540,000
[Removed:17] NZ Eliminado

Tags: Mike Leah

Nível:
24
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
5,000

The Last Hands of Level 23

[user153638] • Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #74: [Removed:17] folded the button and Mike Leah received a walk.

Hand #75: Leah raised the button to 80,000 and was met by a three-bet to 160,000 from Yan. Leah responded by four-betting all in and Yan quickly folded.

Leah Cutting Yan Back Down

donpeters • Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #69: Mike Leah raised on the button to 80,000, and [Removed:17] reraised to 210,000 from the big blind. Leah called, and the flop came down {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}. Both players checked, and the turn was the {J-Diamonds}. Yan bet 190,000, and Leah called to see the {5-Diamonds} land on the river. After Yan checked, Leah bet 425,000. Yan folded, and Leah won the pot.

Hand #70: [Removed:17] raised to 80,000 on the button. Mike Leah asked how much Yan had behind, which was about 850,000, and then he moved all in. Yan folded, and Leah won the pot.

Hand #71: Mike Leah raised to 80,000 on the button, and [Removed:17] reraised all in. Leah folded, and Yan won the pot.

Hand #72: [Removed:17] raised to 80,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #73: Mike Leah made it 80,000 to go on the button, and [Removed:17] called from the big blind to see the flop come down {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{3-Spades}. Yan checked, Leah bet 75,000, and Yan called.

The turn was the {A-Hearts}, and Yan checked again. Leah bet 150,000, and Yan called to see the {3-Diamonds} pair the board on the river. Both players checked.

Leah showed the {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}, and Yan mucked.

Mike Leah ca 4,560,000 800,000
[Removed:17] NZ 540,000 -800,000

Tags: Mike Leah

A Double for Yan

[user153638] • Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #65: Mike Leah raised to 80,000 from the button, [Removed:17] called, and the flop came down {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{2-Spades}. Yan checked, Leah bet 80,000, and Yan check-raised to 200,000. Leah folded.

Hand #66: Yan raised to 80,000 on the button, Leah called, and the flop fell {3-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Leah check-called a bet of 80,000 and then led out for 160,000 on the {Q-Clubs} turn. Yan called and then both players checked the {6-Spades} river. Leah showed the {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a rivered two pair, and it was good as Yan mucked.

Hand #67: Leah raised to 80,000, Yan called, and the flop came down {q-Spades}{2-Spades}{10-Clubs}. Yan checked and then folded when Leah bet 75,000.

Hand #68: Yan limped the button and Leah announced that he was all in. Yan thought for about 30 seconds and then called off for 665,000 total.

Yan: {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Leah: {10-Clubs}{4-Spades}

"Hold," called Jack Salter from the rail. Salter, who will begin tomorrow WSOP APAC Main Event final table as chip leader, was pulling for Yan, and his wish came true after the board ran out {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Spades} to give his man the double.

Mike Leah ca 3,760,000 -675,000
[Removed:17] NZ 1,340,000 675,000

Tags: Mike Leah

Leah Chipping Away at Yan

donpeters • Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #60: [Removed:17] raised to 80,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #61: From the button, Mike Leah raised to 80,000. [Removed:17] reraised out of the big blind to 210,000, and then Leah went into the tank. He asked how much Yan started the hand with, received a response, and then moved all in. Yan folded.

Hand #62: [Removed:17] raised to 80,000 on the button and took it down.

Hand #63: Mike Leah opened on the button to 80,000, and [Removed:17] called from the big blind to see the monotone {9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop. After Yan checked, Leah bet 85,000. Yan gave it up, and Leah won the pot.

Hand #64: [Removed:17] raised to 80,000 on the button. Mike Leah reraised out of the big blind to 210,000, and Yan called.

The flop came down {10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}, and Leah led with a bet of 175,000. Yan folded, and Leah picked up the pot.

Mike Leah ca 4,180,000 840,000
[Removed:17] NZ 920,000 -845,000

Tags: Mike Leah

Back and Forth

[user153638] • Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #53: Mike Leah gave [Removed:17] a walk.

Hand #54: Yan raised from the button and Leah folded.

Hand #55: Leah folded the button.

Hand #56: Yan raised to 80,000 on the button, Leah called, and the flop came down {3-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Leah bet 80,000 and then folded when Yan raised to 200,000.

Hand #57: Leah raised to 105,000 on the button, Yan called, and the flop came down {k-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Hearts}. Yan checked and then folded when Leah bet.

Hand #58: Yan raised to 80,000 from the button and Leah folded.

Hand #59: Leah raised to 80,000 from the button, Yan called, and then both players checked the {5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop. After the dealer burned and turned the {7-Spades}, Yan bet 90,000, Leah called, and the {J-Clubs} completed the board on the river. Yan checked, Leah bet 155,000, and Yan made the call. Leah tabled the {j-Spades}{4-Spades} for top pair, and it was good as Yan mucked.

Tags: Mike Leah

Leah and Yan Trading Blows

donpeters • Nível 23: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante

Hand #47: On the button, Mike Leah raised to 80,000. [Removed:17] called, and the flop came down {A-Spades}{8-}{2-}. Both checked, and the turn was the {10-Spades}. Both checked again, and the river was a red {5-}. Yan bet 70,000, and Leah folded.

Hand #48: [Removed:17] folded on the button.

Hand #49: From the button, Mike Leah raised to 80,000. [Removed:17] called, and the flop came down {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. Both players checked, and the turn was the {5-Spades}. Both checked again, and the river added another five with the {5-Diamonds}. Once more, Yan and Leah checked.

Yan showed the {A-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for ace high after Leah said he had king high and showed a king.

Hand #50: [Removed:17] raised to 80,000 on the button, and Mike Leah called from the big blind to see the flop come down {K-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}. Leah checked, Yan bet 85,000, and Leah check-raised to 205,000. Yan made the call.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds}, and Leah led with a bet of 355,000. Yan folded, and Leah took the pot.

Hand #51: Mike Leah raised to 80,000 from the button, and [Removed:17] folded.

Hand #52: On the button, [Removed:17] raised to 80,000. Mike Leah called, and the flop came down {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades}. Leah and Yan checked.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds}, and Leah bet 105,000. Yan made the call, and the river was the {7-Hearts}. Leah slid forward another bet, this time for 135,000. Yan raised to 390,000, and Leah folded.

Tags: Mike Leah