Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood
$570 No Limit Hold’em Six-Max
Total Entries: 312
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