WPT TOC: Michael Mizrachi – 3rd Place ($140,450)

WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 22: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 2 of 64

Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

Michael Mizrachi raised on the button to 50,000 and Farid Yachou used one of his time bank chips before moving all in. Mizrachi calls and is all in for 360,000 and the cards are tabled.

Mizrachi showed Kc9c and was flipping for his tournament life against Yachou’s 4d4c.

There was a four in the window to deflate Mizrachi and his rail as the flop came KdTs4h. Mizrachi got up and shook hands with Yachou, knowing he needed running cards to win the pot.

The turn was the 6s and the river was the 8d to eliminate the man known as “The Grinder” was eliminated in third place. He took home $140,500 for third place and Yachou was left to play heads-up for the title against Vlad Darie.

Farid Yachou – 1,656,000 (69 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – Eliminated

WPT TOC: Farid Yachou vs. Michael Mizrachi

WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 22: 12,000/24,000 with a 4,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 64

Michael Mizrachi raised on the button to 50,000 and Farid Yachou called out of the big blind.

The flop was QhTc5c and both players checked. The 3d came on the turn and Yachou bet 55,000. Mizrachi raised to 125,000 and Yachou used a time bank chip before moving all in for  1,045,000.

Mizrachi uses a time bank chip of his own and takes the full minute of time alotted before folding.

Farid Yachou – 1,294,000 (53 bb)
Michael Mizrachi – 480,000 (20 bb)

WPT TOC: Vlad Darie Trips Up Farid Yachou

WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 64

Farid Yachou raised on the button and Vlad Darie called out of the big blind.

The flop was AhJh2c and Darie checked. Yachou bet 85,000 and Darie called. The turn was the Jc. Darie bet 70,000 and Yachou raised to 220,000.

Darie called and the river was the 3h . Both players ehceked and Darie showed Jd7d, good for trip jacks.  Yachou mucked his hand.

Vlad Darie – 1,382,000 (69 bb)
Farid Yachou – 967,000 (48 bb)

 

WPT TOC: Jonathan Jaffe – 4th Place ($95,400)

WPT Tournament of Champions
Level 21: 10,000/20,000 with a 3,000 ante
Players Remaining: 3 of 64

Jonathan Jaffe
Jonathan Jaffe

Vlad Darie raised to 40,000 and Jonathan Jaffe used a time bank chi before moving all in out of the small blind for 349,000.

Darie called and the cards were tabled. Darie showed QsQd and had Jaffe’s KcTc dominated.

The flop was Jd4s2s and Darie’s queens stayed ahead. The turn was the Td, which gave Jaffe a few extra outs. Jaffe needed a king or a ten on the river to stay alive, but the 8s fell on the river and Jaffe was eliminated.

Darie dragged the pot and three-handed play began with Darie, Farid Yachou and Michael Mizrachi.

Vlad Darie – 799,000 (40 bb)
Jonathan Jaffe – Eliminated