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WSOP Day 6 - Mizrachi Wins First Bracelet

2 June 2010, By: compncards
Mizrachi PJ 430x286
Mizrachi PJ 430x286

It’s Day 6 already? Other than the fact that my legs ache, it doesn’t really seem like that it has been six days since the WSOP has started. Clearly that is the case because the $50,000 Player’s Championship concluded last night. Michael Mizrachi came back from a big hole to take the most coveted prize at the WSOP outside of the Main Event.



If you would have told me at the beginning that a Mizrachi would win this event, I would have said “Robert Mizrachi?” I would have laughed at you if you said that Michael would win. However, once we got to the final table, I would have laid odds against anyone other than him or Juanda winning. When it comes to NL Holdem, “The Grinder” is a beast. He is no slouch in Omaha either.

With that being said, I think that it is utter bullshit the final table was NL Holdem. They play four days of an 8-game mix and the final table is decided by races and flips. I honestly believe that Michael would not have won the event if the final was 8-game. I think his brother Robert would have. If not him, then Oppenheim. I think they were the two strongest mixed game players at the final.

Of course, the final was NL, and that shifted the advantage to Michael and John in my opinion. I know that the final was done due to ratings. I get that. However, I think they could have done 8-game and still had exciting moments. Odds are that the big all-in moments would have still been primarily in PLO and Holdem. Both games are exciting to viewers and I think 8-game would have drawn well.

Nonetheless, the final table was NL and Michael Mizrachi took down the one thing that had eluded him thus far, and that is a WSOP bracelet. For that, I am happy for him. While I do not watch a lot of NL Holdem tournament play on TV, I will watch when he plays. If you want to learn how to play aggressively in the game, that is the man to watch in my never to be considered or confused to be a humble opinion. (Wow. I haven’t used that line in a while.)

The other final table that went down last night was the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo event. Michael Chow was the winner. No, I have no clue who he is either. Going into two tables, we had Jeff Madsen, Dan Heimiller, David Bach, and Ylon Schwartz in he field. Only Heimiller and Schwartz made the final. Heimiller had a shot but couldn’t seal the deal. Actually, it looks like he picked a bad spot to bluff and it cost him. Here is a pic of someone that nobody will remember a week from now most likely. That is unless he goes out and breaks a dealer’s hand or something.

Ok, hurry off the stage so we can bring Mizrachi up.

Another $1,500 NL Holdem Event kicked off today. I’m…so….excited….and…I …just….can’t….hide….it. I did spot Jennifer Tilly in the field and snapped a shot for you out there.

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Day 2 of both the 2-7 Lowball and $5,000 NL Shootout are underway as are is the final table of the $1,000 NL and final day of the $1,500 NL. I say final day because they didn’t get to the final table last night.

A long evening of poker is ahead. I’ll be back a little later from the 2010 World Series of Poker.

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