Michael Mizrachi Wins Seminole Hard Rock Event in FloridaApril 14, 2016 12:16 pm
Michael Mizrachi, a four times WSOP bracelet winner, has just added yet another tournament title to his impressive resume by taking down the $570 NLHE Six-Max event at the poker festival currently taking place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel in Hollywood. While its first place payout of $32,899 represented just a fraction of the million dollar prizes he has won in the past, the 35 year-old pro nevertheless seemed buoyed by triumphing in his home state of Florida, and later commented:
“I mean it’s great cause I’m only three miles from here. It’s nice that I’m just down the block. I don’t have to jump on a plane and travel 10 hours to get back home. It’s just awesome that I can take my car back home. Home court is always in your favor.”
Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi has now earned $14,682,172 from live tournaments since his first cash back in 2004, ranking him at number 15 on poker’s “All Time Money List.”
The $570 buy-in event attracted 312 entries to create a prize pool worth $156,000. On the second and final day of the competition, Michael Mizrachi subsequently entered the final table as the chip leader with three times the ammo of his nearest rival. By the time ‘The Grinder’ reached the heads-up phase, he had his remaining opponent outgunned by a ratio of 10 to 1, and on the deciding hand Steve Karp went all-in preflop holding Q-9, only to be called by Mizrachi with A-7. The A-7-5-10-J board then sealed the deal, and so Karp had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $22,308, while Mizrachi claimed the title.
“I felt unstoppable. I couldn’t lose a hand. When that goes out your way and you’re playing well, you can’t lose,” explained Mizrachi after his impressive victory.
Final Table Results:
1st: Michael Mizrachi – $32,899
2nd: Steve Karp – $22,308
3rd: Jay Romano – $14,586
4th: John Dollinger – $11,638
5th: Kobi Ribak – $8,736
6th: Almog Biton – $6,724