Isildur1 Has $1.6m Weekend, Leah Wins 2 Rings
Mike "GoLeafsGoEh" Leah and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom both had impressive weekends.
Leah won his first two WSOP Circuit rings in just 24 hours while Blom took down over $1.6 million in high stakes online cash-game earnings.
Isildur1 Wins $1.6 Million Over the Weekend
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is like the Grand Ol' Duke of York. When he's up, he's up. When he's down, he's down.
After being up over $2.4 million in February, Isildur1 lost all those profits and was actually down for 2014. That was until this past weekend.
Isildur1 put together an impressive $1.6 million in earnings over the weekend with over $880,000 of those earnings coming against Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond. The pair battled on Saturday in a four-table 12-hour marathon session at $300/$600 that saw over 120 six-figure pots played.
By the time Blom called it quits early Sunday morning he was up $937,000 for the day and $1.6 million for the weekend.
Isildur1's big weekend has him back over $1 million in total earnings for 2014. Dan "jungleman12" Cates remains the overall leader with $1.6 million.
Mike Leah Wins Two WSOP Circuit Rings in 24 Hours
Mike Leah has been on fire since the first of the year. Leah had already scored two live wins prior to the WSOP-C Bicycle Casino stop and now has added two circuit rings to his impressive resume.
The Ivey Poker pro won Event #9 and Event #11 on Friday to earn his first two career circuit rings. With his wins, he also locked up the Casino Champion title and a spot in the National Championship event.
Leah came into the final table of Event #9, a $580 NL Event, as the chip leader and held that lead for much of the final table. Once action was heads-up with Lucas Fridrikisson, Leah turned on the aggression and ultimately took the title.
Immediately after winning his first career ring leah jumped into Event #10 and quickly busted. He then decided to enter Event #11, a $365 Turbo. He gained the chip lead with about four players left and retained that lead all the way to the final table.
The Event #11 final table just took two hours and Leah dominated throughout. He emerged with his second ring in less than 24 hours. His two victories also earned him a combined $32,000 in prize money.
Leah now has four live wins in 2014, including victories at the PCA and the Fallsview Poker Classic. His two circuit victories helped move him over $2 million in career earnings and will likely vault him up the Global Poker Index and most of the Player of the Year races.