Friday, Jun 29, 2012 Mizrachi and Delaware Both Make Poker History
History was made on Friday as Michael Mizrachi became the first two-time winner of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship at the 2012 World Series of Poker.
Also, Delaware became the second US state to legalize online poker.
Mizrachi Wins $50,000 Poker Players Championship for Second Time
Michael Mizrachi pulled off a feat on Thursday that may rival the greatest accomplishments in WSOP history.
Mizrachi won the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for the second time.
Mizrachi is the only player in the history of the $50k event to accomplish the feat and did so at a final table that included Luke Schwartz, Andy Bloch, Bill Chen and Bruno Fitoussi.
In addition to this being Mizrachi's second Poker Players Championship win, this is his third WSOP bracelet win in as many years.
After his second win in the event, they may have to start calling this event "The Grindament."
Delaware Legalizes Online Gambling
In news that took a back seat to the Mizrachi victory, Delaware became the second state in the US to legalize online gambling.
The Delaware Gaming Competitiveness Act was signed into law on Thursday a day after the state Senate narrowly passed the measure.
Delaware casinos will now be able to offer online gambling that will include online poker through a third party vendor. The state's lottery office will regulate online gambling within the state.
While Delaware is one of the smallest states in the US, the measure should allow an additional $7 million in income to the state government.
One Drop and Ladies Event On Tap
The Big One for One Drop $1 million buy-in event kicks off on Sunday and 45 players are registered, leaving just three spots left for those wanting a shot at the largest prize in poker history.
Anyone who is anyone will be playing in the event with the likes of Ben Lamb, Jason Mercier and $50k Players champ Mizrachi recently putting up their $1 million buy-ins.
Even durrrr is pulling himself away from the cash games in Macau as Jack Effel confirmed that Tom Dwan is flying in for the event.
Also, queue up the drama birds as the $1,000 Ladies World Championship kicks off on Friday.
Expect nothing short of all-day drama as some men will certainly put their manhood on the line for the sake of money.
Once the ladies make quick work of the male stragglers in the field, they can then get down to the business of crowning a new ladies champion.