Poker Sensation Sorel Mizzi On Unprecedented Poker HeaterJuly 2, 2010 8:07 am
Sorel Mizzi is a 24 year old poker sensation from Canada who is currently lying at the top of the 2010 POY Leader Board. He is also enjoying an almost unprecedented run of poker success, which would be the envy of every professional player on the planet.
Half way through the year and Sorel Mizzi has already cashed in at 16 major poker tournaments, reaching the final table on 12 occasions and winning four of them for a total pay-out of $1,545,936.
Mizzi has enjoyed considerable success throughout his poker career since cashing in at his first live tournament in 2006, but considering his lifetime earnings on the live circuit is $3,015,926, 2010 is truly turning out to be a golden year for the Toronto resident.
When asked the secret behind his incredible run, Mizzi replied; “I’ve developed my game in a way where I don’t make the marginal calls or bluffs anymore, so it’s a combination of luck and just becoming a better player than I used to be. Experience is the hugest thing. Once you start understanding how people think and the mistakes people make, you learn to exploit them and then you can heavily evolve. My biggest change comes from evolving my game.”
The recently sponsored TitanPoker.com pro started off playing poker online and at the age of 19 was playing up to 20 hours a day. Over the years Mizzi has changed his preference to live play, believing that there is more money to be made than online at present, and who would dispute him at this point.
Mizzi says that live games have enabled him to gain geater advantages over opponents by putting his reading skills to good use, and gleaning subtle tells which, as he explains, “I don’t think you can learn from a book.”
Sorel Mizzi is currently competing at the 2010 WSOP in Las Vegas where he has already cashed in at three events. Although a winners gold bracelet would surely be a boon to the young poker prodigy, at present he says his sights are turned more towards achieving his goal of winning the prestigious player of the year award.