Mirzikinian Wins Second Event at Sydney Championships

Mirzikinian Wins Second Event at Sydney ChampionshipsLess than a week after taking down the A$1,100 Star Sydney Championships 6-Max event, Warwick Mirzikinian has done it again, this time at the $20,000 High Roller event for A$247,000 (US$196,850).
On July 31st, Warwick Mirzikinian won Event #6 of the Sydney Championships, A$1,100 No Limit Hold’em – 6 Max, after overcoming a field of 273 players over two days on his way to capturing the title, and collecting a top prize of A$76,498 ($61,073). Furthermore, he did so against a tough field that included WSOP, ANZPT, and Star Poker Festival champions, and commenting after his winning performance, Mirzikinian, with tongue firmly in cheek, commented:
“It would have been embarrassing if I had lost in this field. Seriously, did you see these guys? It would have been embarrassing.”
On August 2nd, Mirzikinian then entered the $20,000 High Roller event, with the two-day tournament attracting the likes of players such as 2005 WSOP winner Joe Hachem, online sensation Jonathan Karamalikis, Australian HOF member Jason Gray, as well as Jarred Graham and Daniel Neilson, to name but a few.
After reaching the final table, three-handed play subsequently saw Karamilikis exit in 3rd place for A$98,800, leaving Mirzikinian and Andy Lee to battle it out for the title. The deciding hand then saw Lee (A-J) and Mirzikinian (K-7) go all-in on a 7-5-5 flop, and with no help on turn or river, Lee finished the runner-up, while Mirizikinian collected his second title of the series.
Mirizikinian seems to do a pretty decent President Donald Trump impersonation, and later commenting on his heads-up battle said that he wanted to build a wall and get Andy to pay for it. Keeping the theme going, he also added:
“I’m worried. I’m going to do so much winning. I am going to win, win win. I am going to do so much winning that people are going to get bored of me winning.”
Following the biggest score of his career, Mirzikinian now boosts his live earnings to $733,018, with his second biggest win having come in 2012 at the WSOP after finishing the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em – Mixed Max event in 3rd place for a $162,443 payday.

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