The World Poker Tour headed to Niagara Falls for their most recent tour stop, with the Fallsview Casino Resort hosting the poker action.  The schedule had only four events, with the most anticipated being the Main Event. Taking place from February 10th until the 12th, the Main Event had a buy-in of C$5,000 with 517 players competing. A prize pool of C$2,337,803 was created, with poker pro Mike Leah claiming the win, his first-ever WPT title.

According to the WPT, during the final day of the poker event, 20 players would return to the felt to duke it out for the title win. It would not take long before the final table was reached, with only six players left in the competition. Eventually, the final table would have only Mike Leah and Ryan Yu remaining. The two would compete in heads-up play, with Yu holding the chip lead.

Despite Yu having the lead, it would not take long before Leah would overtake his fellow poker pro to take the chip lead, with the final hand going down to give Leah the title win. On the final hand, Leah’s 9-5 would hold up against Yu’s J-8 as a 5 on the river secured the win for the pro, sending Yu home in second place.

Final Results of the WPT Fallsview Poker Classic Main Event:

Place Player Prize
First Mike Leah C$451,821
Second Ryan Yu C$301,217
Third Tim Rutherford C$222,315
Fourth Carlos Chadha C$165,847
Fifth Daniel Wagner C$125,069
Sixth Joe Ferrier C$95,355