Michael Mizrachi Makes 2010 Main Event Final Table (November Nine)
Poker Pro Mizrachi Makes November 9 and Wins Poker Players Championship In Same Year
Poker pro Michael
Mizrachi is on a massive heater in 2010. In the first major event of the
2010 World Series of Poker, Mizrachi demonstrated his overall poker
skills by taking down the $50K Poker Players Championship. The 50K
Players Championship switched to an 8-game mixed format for
2010.Mizrachi had to play a format of eight different poker variations
(but with No Limit Hold 'Em only at the final table) to take down this
Now, fast forward to the last major event of the 2010 World Series of Poker -- the No Limit Hold 'Em Main Event. In the morning hours of July 18, the event played down to the final table until the now-yearly hiatus until the final table in November. Despite being short stacked for the entire last day, Mizrachi managed to hang on and make the November 9 for 2010. The final table (November 9) participants will resume play on November 1, 2010, with the winner taking home just under $9 million.
What is impressive about
Mizrachi's feat is the range of skills necessary to achieve both of
these results. In addition to No Limit Hold 'Em, the only game played in
the Main Event, Michael Mizrachi had to play against many specialists
in Stud, Razz, Omaha, 2-7 Triple Draw and other games. In other words,
Mizrachi has shown a great amount of overall poker skill for this great
run during the 2010 Series. Of course, wading through a field of over
7300 players in the Main Event to get to the final table makes this run
that much more impressive.
The poker world has seen major
heaters. In fact, both winning streaks and losing streaks are the norm
in poker. But this would be the first time a player takes down the
Players Championship and the Main Event in the same year. In fact, none
of the previous winners of the 50K event have ever won the Main Event
except Scotty Nguyen (Nguyen won the 2008 Players Championship and the
1998 WSOP Main Event 10 years earlier). And considering that the Main
Event now has about 6500 or more entrants every year, this may be the
closest anyone ever comes to accomplishing this feat.
So regardless of what happens on November 1, Michael Mizrachi has accomplished a feat that may never be broken --winning the Players Championship and making the final table of the Main Event in the same year. Anything more than that would just be a bonus at this point.
Here are the November 9 and their chip counts heading into the final table on November 1,2010:
Seat 1: Jason Senti 7,625,000
2: Joseph Cheong 23,525,000
Seat 3: John Dolan 46,250,000
4: Jonathan Duhamel 65,975,000
Seat 5: Michael Mizrachi
Seat 6: Matthew Jarvis 16,700,000
John Racener 19,050,000
Seat 8: Filippo Candio 16,400,000
Seat 9: Cuong Soi Nguyen 9,650,000
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