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WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Wins Tournament of Champions ($381,500), Michael Mizrachi Eliminated in 2nd ($218,000)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 1 of 66

Michael Mizrachi moved all in on the button and Daniel Weinman called out of the big blind.

It was a flip with Mizrachi’s 5h5c up against Weinman’s Ac8h.

The board ran out QdJc3c8s7c and Weinman hit an eight on the turn to win the pot and the tournament. Weinman earned $381,500, which included his seat into the 2018 WPT Tournament of Champions, for his win, while Mizrachi took home $218,000 for his runner-up finish.

Along with the cash, Weinman received a 2018 Audi S5 Coupe, a pair of Rose Gold Wireless Over-Ear Element Headphones from Monster, a Hublot King Power Unico Carbon and Red Watch, a custom premium poker table from BBO Poker Tables, and a one-week stay at a Wyndham Extra resort.

Michael Mizrachi

Daniel Weinman – Winner 2017 Monster WPT Tournament of Champions
Michael Mizrachi – Eliminated

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Opening Up Another Lead

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 24: 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Weinman limped in for 40,000 and Michael Mizrachi checked his option in the big blind.

Both players checked a flop of 8h6c3s and the 2c came on the turn. Mizrachi bet 40,000  and Weinman raised to 180,000. Mizrachi called.

The river was the Td and Mizrachi checked. Weinman moved all in for 1,960,000. Mizrachi folded and Weinman took the pot.

Daniel Weinman – 2,410,000 (60 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 890,000 (22 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Shoves The River

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Michael Mizrachi limped in on the button and Daniel Weinman checked his option.

The flop was Th6c3h and Weinman checked. Mizrachi bet 35,000 and Weinman called.

The turn was the 6h and Weinman led out for 60,000. Mizrachi called. The river was the 8c.

Weinman checked and Mizrachi bet 400,000. Weinman takes almost all of his 30-second action clock before moving all in for 1,590,000.

Mizrachi used almost all of his clock as well before folding. The 5h flipped up as he tossed his cards into the muck. Weinman showed 9s8h as he took the pot.

Daniel Weinman – 2,250,000 (75 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 1,050,000 (35 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Making Progress

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Weinman raised to 60,000 on the button and Michael Mizrachi called.

The flop was Js8s5s and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 60,000 and Mizrachi called.

The turn was the Kh. Mizrachi checked and Weinman bet 135,000. Mizrachi check-raised to 280,000 and Weinman folded. Mizrachi mucked his hand and closed most of the gap in Weinman’s chip lead.

Michael Mizrachi – 1,580,000 (33 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 1,720,000 (61 bb)

 

 

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Up

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Weinman moved all in on the button and Michael Mizrachi called out of the big blind and was all in for 635,000. Weinman showed As6c and was in the lead against Mizrachi’s KdJh.

The crowd rose to their feet with the title on the line for Weinman. The flop came 9h6h2s and Weinman kept his lead with a pair of sixes.

The turn was the 7d and Mizrachi needed to hit a king or a jack to double up and stay alive.

The river was the Ks and Mizrachi gives a Derek Jeter-esque fist pump as the crowd goes nuts. Mizrachi doubled up with a pair of kings, putting a significant dent in Weinman’s chip lead.

Michael Mizrachi – 1,260,000 (43 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 2,020,000 (71 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Santoro – 3rd Place ($133,525)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 66

Daniel Santoro

Daniel Weinman moved all in from the small blind and Daniel Santoro called from the big blind.

Santoro was the at-risk player for his last 610,000. He showed KsQh and needed to improve against Weinman’s Ah4h.

The flop was Qs8c2s and most of Michael Mizrachi’s rail groaned as Santoro took the lead. The turn was the 7c and most of the rail was shouting for an ace, rooting for Mizrachi to get heads-up with Weinman.

The river was the Ac and Weinman hit his ace to eliminate Santoro in third place. Santoro earned $133,525 for his third place finish, while Weinman took a massive five-to-one chip lead into heads-up play vs. Mizrachi.

Daniel Weinman – 2,750,000 (92 bb)
Daniel Santoro – Eliminated in 3rd place ($133,525)

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Shoves on Michael Mizrachi…. Again

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman

Michael Mizrachi completed the small blind and Daniel Weinman raised to 90,000 out of the big blind. Mizrachi called

The flop was Qc4s3d and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 60,000 and Mizrachi check-raised to 180,000. Weinman called.

The turn was the Qs and Mizrachi bet 180,000. Weiman moved all in for effectively Mizrachi’s remaining 555,000. Mizrachi thought for a few moments before folding.

Weinman mucked his hand and opened up a massive chip lead over Mizrachi and Santoro.

Daniel Weinman – 2,130,000 (71 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 555,000 (18 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Weinman Shoves On Michael Mizrachi

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 23: 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi raises to 60,000 on the button and Daniel Weinman moved all in from the small blind.

Daniel Santoro folded from the big blind and Mizrachi thought for a few moments before folding.

There have been only a couple flops and only one showdown that was checked all the way down since the players came back from break about 25 minutes ago.

Daniel Weinman – 1,815,000 (60 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 880,000 (29 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Through Daniel Santoro

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 22: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi raised to 51,000 on the button and Daniel Santoro moved all in from the big blind. Mizrachi snap-called and was all in for 442,000.

Mizrachi showed QhQs and was in the lead against Santoro’s KhQd. The flop was 9d7c4s and Mizrachi kept the lead.

Mizrachi needed to fade a king and did with the 2s turn and the 3c river. Mizrachi doubled up and Santoro became the short stack.

Michael Mizrachi – 908,000 (37 bb)
Daniel Santoro – 762,000 (31 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Trips Up Daniel Santoro

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 22: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman limped in on the button and Daniel Santoro completed the small blind. Michael Mizrachi checked his option in the big blind and they were three-handed to a flop of QdQc9c.

Action got checked to the river as the board was completed with the 2c and the 4s.

Santoro checked, Mizrachi bet 55,000, Weinman folded and Santoro called.

Mizrachi showed Qh5c and Santoro mucked his hand.

Michael Mizrachi – 479,000 (20 bb)
Daniel Santoro – 948,000 (39 bb)

WPT TOC: Daniel Santoro Takes Back the Chip Lead

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Santoro

Michael Mizrachi raised to 41,000 on the button and Daniel Santoro called from the big blind.

Action got checked to the turn on a board of AhKh5c5s. Santoro bet 65,000 and Mizrachi called.

The river was the Js and Santoto bet 150,000. Mizrachi snap-called. Santoro showed 5h3h and Mizrachi flashed the Ad before mucking his hand.

Santoro takes the pot and is back in the chip lead.

Daniel Santoro – 1,516,000 (76 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 440,000 (22 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Runs Out of Time

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi raised to 41,000 out of the small blind and Daniel Weinman three-bet to 120,000 out of the big blind. Mizrachi called.

The flop was AdTh9s and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 70,000 and Mizrachi called.

The turn was the Kh and both players checked to the 4c river. Mizrachi bet 120,000 and Weinman used a time chip to give himself an extra 30 seconds before moving all in for 729,000.

Mizrachi doesn’t make a decision in the 30 seconds that he has to act and since he is out of time chips, he is forced to fold. Weinman mucked his hand and took the pot.

Daniel Weinman – 1,238,000 (62 bb)
MIchael MIzrachi – 649,000 (32 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Notches Daniel Weinman

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman raised to 45,000 on the button and Michael Mizrachi defended his big blind.

The flop of 5s3d3c was checked by both players and the Ah came on the turn. Mizrachi checked, Weinman bet 35,000 and Mizrachi called.

The river was the 7h and Mizrachi checked. Weinman bet 115,000 and Mizrachi snap-called. Weinman showed Ad9d, but Mizrachi showed AsTd and won the pot with a better kicker.

Michael Mizrachi – 962,000 (48 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 922,000 (46 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Through Daniel Weinman

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi celebrates another double

Michael Mizrachi raised to 41,000 on the button and Daniel Weinman three-bet to 102,000 out of the small blind. Mizrachi called.

The flop was Ts9d8c and Weinman moved all in. Mizrachi called and was all in for 259,000.

Mizrachi showed JcTh and was in the lead against Weinman’s AhQc. The turn was 7d, which gives Mizrachi a straight, and Weinman neeed to hit a jack on the river to make a bigger straight and eliminate Mizrachi.

The river was the Qs and Mizrachi doubled up with a queen-high straight.

Michael Mizrachi – 751,000 (37 bb)
Daniel Weinman – 1,120,000 (56 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Folds a Full House to Daniel Weinman

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Daniel Weinman raised to 40,000 on the button and Michael Mizrachi defended his big blind.

Both players checked a flop of 8s8h5d and the 5c came on the turn. Mizrachi bet 40,000 and Weinman called. The river was the 2c and Mizrachi bet 200,000. Weinman moved all in for 804,000 which covered Mizrachi.

Mizrachi used his last two time chips to get an extra minute of thought before folding 6s5s face-up. Weinman mucks his hand and takes the pot.

Weinman moved back over the million chip mark and Mizrachi is by far the shortest of the three stacks.

Daniel Weinman – 1,183,000 (59 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 377,000 (19 bb)

WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi Doubles Through Daniel Santoro

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

Michael Mizrachi waiting for a double up

Michael Mizrachi moved all in on the button for 336,000 and Daniel Santoro called out of the big blind.

Mizrachi showed AhTs and was in the lead against Santoro’s KhJd. The board ran out 8d6h2cQd4c and Mizrachi’s hand held up to double through the chip leader.

Michael Mizrachi – 701,000 (35 bb)
Daniel Santoro – 1,883,000 (94 bb)

Michael Mizrachi celebrates with his rail

WPT TOC: David Ormsby – 4th Place ($95,375)

$15,000 WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 66

David Ormsby

David Ormsby moved all in on the button for 286,000 and Daniel Santoro raised out of the small blind. Michael Mizrachi folded his big blind and Ormsby was at risk against Santoro.

Santoro showed AdKh and had Ormsby’s As4c.

The flop was Ah8s3s and Santoro kept the lead. The turn was the 8c and Ormsby was drawing dead to a chop. The river was the Td and Ormsby was eliminated in fourth place.

Ormsby took home $95,375 for his deep run and Santoro extends his chip lead heading into three-handed play.

Daniel Santoro – 1,909,000 (95 bb)
David Ormsby – Eliminated in 4th place ($95,375)

David Ormsby