Sorel Mizzi Wins WPT Paris High Roller For €234,495

Sorel Mizzi has just triumphed at the  WPT Paris High Roller after overcoming a field of 36 players over three days to take the title, and collect the €234,495 ($336,386) top prize.
The number of players entering the €15,000 buy-in tournament was up on last year’s total of 25, and remarkably, by the time the heads-up phase of the competition had been reached, Sorel Mizzi found himself facing once again Freddy Deeb for the title.
As heads-up got started, Sorel Mizzi was sitting on a 1.6 million stack to Deeb’s 200k, with the blinds at 4k/8k. However, Mizzi was still aware of potential pitfalls ahead of him as last year Deeb managed to overcome a 5 to 1 chip deficit to relegate Mizzi to a runner-up spot.
Unlike last year, however, this time  Canadian pro Sorel Mizzi held onto his chip advantage to eventually walk away the victor. On the final hand of the competition, Deeb was all-in holding A-J on a J-5-6 flop, only to discover that Mizzi held the pocket rockets. With no help on the turn or river, Deeb was then eliminated for a €130,275 payday, taking the two-time WSOP bracelet holder’s live tournament earnings to $7,225,837.
Meanwhile, Sorel Mizzi had managed to even the score from last year’s WPT Paris High Roller and later wrote on his twitter page:
“Winner winner chicken dinner ship the 234,495 euros n the trophy! Revenge is sweet! Freddy plyed gr8.”
The 25 year-old from Toronto has now amassed $4,209,170 in live tournament winnings to go with his $2,360,851 earned playing online as “Imper1um.”
In 2010, Sorel Mizzi joined Titan Poker, and that year was also awarded the title of Bluff Magazine’s Player of the Year after winning $1,895,430 from some of the world’s biggest tournaments. His earnings in 2011 have now reached $588,616.

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