He battled through these elite pros over a five-day span. In the end, he triumphed over John Hennigan in a heads-up duel to secure his third PPC victory and a $1,239,126 payout. The prize pushes his career winnings up to $16,941,284.
Mizrachi reflected on the magnitude of his accomplishment after completing the hat track.
“When I won the first one, it was amazing,” he said. “The second one, it was great. I mean, the third one is so unheard of.
“This is quite an accomplishment and this is definitely my event. I’m already looking forward to next year.”
Mizrachi Built Momentum Throughout 2018 WSOP $50k PPC
Mizrachi didn’t have a hot start to the 2018 Poker Player’s Championship. But he was rolling by the end of Day 2 after grabbing the chip lead. He held this lead throughout most of the remaining days.
Mizrachi entered the six-player final table with 8.87 million chips, which was about 40% of the chips in place. Dan Smith was a distant second with 4.49 million.
John Hennigan made some serious final tables moves by going from fourth in chips (2.4 million) to the chip leader. He held a 4:3 chip advantage over Mizrachi when heads-up play began. But the latter had everything go his way during the heads-up portion.
“I never had big swings this whole tournament,” Mizrachi explained. “All the cards went my way. I hit a bunch of hands. Everything went my way. I just won every pot.”
2018 WSOP $50k Poker Players Championship Final Table Results
1. Michael Mizrachi – $1,239,126
2. John Hennigan – $765,837
3. Dan Smith – $521,782
4. Mike Leah – $364,197
5. Benny Glaser – $260,578
6. Aaron Katz – $191,234