Thursday was a big day at the WSOP, as the $50,000 Poker Players Championship is currently being lead by Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, who had previously won the title in 2010. With just eight players remaining, Mizrachi is looking to take the title again and be the only player to have two bracelets in the $50K Poker Players Championship. If he wins, this will give him three WSOP bracelets in total.
Mizrachi will begin day 5 of play with a cool 3,648,000 chips, although recent series winner Andy Bloch is just 50,000 behind on 3,598,000.
In 2012, Mizrachi was close to taking the WSOP Player of the Year, but just missed. This year, he’s eyeing his shot chance for a third gold bracelet, a second Poker Players Championship title, and putting himself back in the running for Player of the Year.
It’s going to be very interesting and fun to see Mizrachi in action at his third, and biggest, final table of the 2012 WSOP.
Mizrachi is widely recognized as one of the top poker pros out there and has the stats to prove it with about $11.5 million in live tournament winnings, 19 career poker tournament titles and 116 cashes. And while there are obviously no statistics on it, it’s pretty safe to assume that The Grinder has made a killing at the cash game tables too. He is youngest player on the top ten list for most money made in live poker tournaments and increased his media clout last year when he made the final table of the WSOP Main Event where he finished 5th for a $2.3 million payday.
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