One could argue that the Mizrachi clan are becoming the First Family of PokerTM.
Sure, they can occasionally come off as Neanderthalish lunkheads, but: 1) if we were ever in a street fight and could pick any group to have on our side, we’d go with the Mizrachis, and 2) they are really, really freaking good at poker.
To that point, Robert Mizrachi captured his second WSOP bracelet on Saturday, winning Event #41 ($1,500 Dealer’s Choice). This was a talented final table and underscores the type of “Card IQ”TM the Mizrachi brothers have. You can’t just be an uber-aggro no-limit hold’em bully to win the Dealer’s Choice. You need an in-depth knowledge and acute understanding of many games. When you couple this win with Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi’s Players Championship victory, it appears as if maybe the Brothers Mizrachi aren’t lunkheads at all. They’re straight-up card geniuses.
For the win, Robert banked $147,092. He defeated Aaron Schaff ($90,854) heads-up for the title.
Melissa Burr, a woman, finished 9th ($9,944) and Jen Harman, a woman, finished 10th ($9,944).
Get full results here.
In other news…
:: Event #40 ($10,000 NLH Heads-Up) – Davide Suriano defeated Sam Stein, winning his first bracelet and $335,553.
:: Event #42 ($5,000 PLO Six-Handed) – A total of 13 remain, with Phil Laak atop the leaderboard. Laak is after his second bracelet and first states-side. Also remaining are Sorel Mizzi, Cory Kilpatrick, and David “Bakes” Baker. Get full chip counts here.
:: Event #43 ($1,500 Limit Hold’em) – Down to the final table, Dan Kelly leads. He’s followed by David Chiu”bacca”. Jeffrey Lisandro also remains. Get full chip counts here.