Event 14: Michael Mizrachi Wins $570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max

Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
Event #14
$570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Total Entries: 312
Prizepool: 156,000 

Michael Mizrachi Wins $570 No Limit Hold'em Six-Max
Michael Mizrachi Wins $570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max

Michael Mizrachi added yet another title to his lengthy list of poker accomplishments on Tuesday.

Mizrachi took down the $570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max in impressive fashion, holding the chip lead for almost all of the late stages of the tournament. He bested a field of 312 players and Steve Karp heads-up to take home the trophy and $32,899.

“I felt unstoppable,” said Mizrachi. “I couldn’t lose a hand. When that goes out your way and you’re playing well, you can’t lose.”

Mizrachi is a long-time professional poker player with just shy of $15 million in tournament earnings. He’s got four WSOP bracelets to his name with two wins in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, two WPT titles, as well as making the November Nine in 2010.

The South Florida native has done everything a player can in the poker world, but nothing can motivate him more than a little bit of sibling rivalry.

His brother Robert, a successful pro with multiple WSOP bracelets of his own, was part of a four-way chop in the $570 No Limit Hold’em Re-Entry the day before. Robert took home $174,700 and a second place finish. Michael wanted to one-up him and take this tournament down.

“I just showed Rob the way you do it without a chop,” said Mizrachi with a laugh. “It was cool. It was awesome. I was rooting for my brother and it made me feel much better. He won and there was confidence, you know?

“The Mizrachis are doing well. It’s nice the next day to pull one off right after him. It’s pretty cool.”

The Mizrachi family is synonymous with the South Florida poker scene. Michael was one of the first pros to come from the area and take down major titles.

Getting to play in his back yard was an added advantage to Mizrachi. Getting to sleep in his own bed at night and not bounce in and out of hotel rooms only helped his game.

“I mean it’s great cause I’m only three miles from here,” said Mizrachi. “It’s nice that I’m just down the block. I don’t have to jup on a plane and travel 10 hours to get back home. It’s just awesome that I can take my car back home. Home court is always in your favor.”

Here is a look at the final table results:

1st: Michael Mizrachi – $32,899
2nd: Steve Karp – $22,308
3rd: Jay Romano – $14,586
4th: John Dollinger – $11,638
5th: Kobi Ribak – $8,736
6th: Almog Biton – $6,724

Event 14 Final Results

Event 14: Michael Mizrachi Wins $570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max ($32,899), Steve Karp Eliminated in 2nd ($22,308)

$570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Single Re-Entry)
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 312

Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

Steve Karp moved all in on the button for about 220,000 and Michael Mizrachi called out of the big blind.

Karp showed Qd9d and needed help against Mizrachi’s Ad7d.

The flop was As7c5s and Karp was left drawing to runners to stay alive. The turn was the Tc and Karp was drawing dead. The river was the irrelevant Jc and Karp hit the rail in second place.

Mizrachi takes the trophy and the title along with $32,899 for his win. Karp earned $22,308 for his runner-up finish.

A complete recap will be published in the morning.

Steve Karp
Steve Karp


Michael Mizrachi – $570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max Champion
Steve Karp – Eliminated in 2nd

Event 14: Jay Romano – 3rd Place (14,586)

$570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Single Re-Entry)
Level 24: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 312

Jay Romano
Jay Romano

Jay Romano got all in for about 500,000 out of the small blind and got action from Michael Mizrachi in the big blind. Mizrachi showed AhKc and had Romano’s AdTs dominated.

“I always hit a ten here,” said Romano.

The flop was KhQc2c and Romano was left drawing to a jack. The turn was the 7c and the river was the 6c and Romano was eliminated in third place.

Mizrachi eliminates yet another player and is heads-up with Steve Karp for the title. Mizrachi starts the heads-up portion of play with more than a 10-to-1 chip advantage.

Michael Mizrachi – 3,350,000
Jay Romano – Eliminated

Event 14: John Dollinger – 4th Place ($11,638)

$570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Single Re-Entry)
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 312

John Dollinger
John Dollinger

John Dollinger raised on the button and Michael Mizrachi three-bet out of the big blind. In the blink of an eye, the rest of Dollinger’s chips get into the middle and he is all in for about 500,000 and got action from Mizrachi.

Dollinger showed QsQc and was flipping against Mizrachi’s AsKh. The flop was JsJh6s and Dollinger kept the lead.

“No spade,” said Dollinger.

The turn was the 9s and Mizrachi picked up the nut flush draw. The river was the 4s and Mizrachi rivered the flush to eliminate Dollinger in fourth place.

“I just didn’t want to see a spade,” said Dollinger. “I wouldn’t have cared if it was a king.”

Mizrachi continued his assualt on the final table and Dollinger took home $11,638 for his run.

Michael Mizrachi – 2,600,000
John Dollinger – Eliminated

Event 14: Michael Mizrachi Jams On Jay Romano

$570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max (Single Re-Entry)
Level 23: 8,000/16,000 with a 2,000 ante
Players Remaining: 4 of 312

Jay Romano bet 75,000 out of the big blind on a flop of AsKhQh and Michael Mizrachi calls from under-the-gun. The turn was the 2h and Romano checked.

Mizrachi bet 150,000 and Romano quickly called. The river was the Td and Romano checked again.

“How much you got left?” asked Mizrachi.

“About 800 [thousand]” responded Romano.

He then pushes forward his stack and Mizrachi gets a better look at Romano’s remaining 500,000.

“So that’s what 800,000 looks like?” joked Steve Karp.

Mizrachi moved all in and Romano went into the tank.

“There’s no way you have a jack,” said Romano. “If it wasn’t for that last card, I was going to do something.”

“What’s fourth place pay?” asked Mizrachi.

“Now I know you have a jack,” said Romano.

Romano spends another minute in the tank and then John Dollinger calls the clock. Romano lets the clock run down to just a few seconds before folding his hand.

Mizrachi drags the pot and shows Ts8s as he crosses the 2 million chip mark.

“I saw his hand and I thought he had it,” said one of Mizrachi’s supporters on the rail. “He looked so confident I thought he had it. I was rooting for the guy to call.”

Michael Mizrachi – 2,100,000
Jay Romano – 515,000