Michael Mizrachi wins $50K Poker Players Championship

'The Grinder' Becomes The First Three-Time Winner Of $50K Poker Players Championship


Michael Mizrachi won the most desired World Series of Poker titles on Tuesday night, for the 3rd time in his career. The poker pro from South Florida defeated 87 of the world’s best players to win the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for the 3rd time in his career, getting his 4th World Series Of Poker title. He was the chip leader at the end of Day 2, 3, 4 and took it down on the 5th and final day, going almost wire-to-wire with the chip lead.

Michael Mizrachi defeated John Hennigan heads-up that dropped simply reluctant of his 2nd Poker Players Championship title as well as 6th career bracelet. Just like a lot of PPC final tables, it was full of leading poker talent.

Dan Smith, Mike Leah, Benny Glaser as well as Aaron Katz completed the last 6 players. Smith and Katz were attempting to gain their initial WSOP titles, while Glaser and also Leah were planning to include an additional one to their career. Smith, a popular big bet player and high roller regular, completed in 3rd, Leah busted in 4th, three-time bracelet winner Glaser hit the rail in fifth and Katz was the first to go.

Mizrachi took simply less than a 4-to-3 introduce heads-up play against Hennigan. Mizrachi extended his lead by winning a couple of vital pots throughout the three-way draw deuce-to-seven round, then secured the deal when the game changed to no-limit hold ’em. In the final hand, Mizrachi increased to 225,000 from the button with the blinds at 200,000-400,000. Hennigan three-bet to 750,000 from the big blind and Mizrachi called.

The flop brought the QHeart Suit9Spade Suit5Heart Suit and Hennigan produced a wager of 700,000. Mizrachi made it 2,000,000 to go, just to have Hennigan shove for 5,300,000. Mizrachi swiftly called with the 9Heart Suit8Heart Suit for a set and also a flush draw. Hennigan held the JDiamond Suit10Club Suit for an open-ended straight draw. Mizrachi struck the 10Heart Suit right now to leave Hennigan drawing dead. The 8Diamond Suit on the river was a plain formalitu, eliminating Hennigan in second place for $765,837.

Final Table Results of $50K Poker Players Championship

Place Winner Country Prize (USD)
1 Michael Mizrachi United States $1,239,126
2 John Hennigan United States $765,837
3 Dan Smith United States $521,782
4 Mike Leah Canada $364,197
5 Benny Glaser United Kingdom $260,578
6 Aaron Katz United States $191,234