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Robert Mizrachi is a WSOP Champion Once Again

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

When it comes to poker-playing brothers, few duos are more famous than Michael and Robert Mizrachi. Both players have had considerable success in tournaments and lay claim to almost $20 million in combined winnings.

As for the WSOP, Robert was the first one to strike for a gold bracelet as he took down the 2007 $10k Pot-Limit Omaha Championship ($768,889). Since that time, though, it’s been all Michael at the WSOP as he’s gone on to win three gold bracelets, including the prestigious $50k Players Championship twice in 2010 and ’12.

Robert must have been a little jealous of seeing his brother continuing to collect so much jewelry, so he decided to win the 2014 WSOP $1,500 Dealer’s Choice tournament along with $147,092. This is definitely an impressive win too because Mizrachi had to know 16 different poker variations to successfully compete in the dealer’s choice event.

Many players praised the first-ever running of a WSOP dealer’s choice tournament because it made everybody feel like they were at a relaxed home game. Mizrachi probably felt especially at home since Michael was on the rail cheering him on.

“We have played together before on the same final tables,” Robert said in reference to the 2010 Players Championship. “We play hard when we’re at the table, but we also pull for each other when we are not competing. We all grew up together, and that’s the way we have always been.”

Thanks to his latest victory, Mizrachi now has two WSOP gold bracelets and $5,069,193 in tourney winnings. And you can count on him looking for another bracelet when the dealer’s choice event runs next year. “It would be nice if the $50K (Players Championship) was exactly the same way as this, because you can guarantee all the players would still play it, and the skill really shows,” he explained. “I think this would be good for a $10,000 buy-in, or maybe a $25,000 buy-in, but we should still keep this one because you want to introduce players to the game.”

2014 WSOP $1,500 Dealer’s Choice Six-Handed Final Table
1. Robert Mizrachi – $147,092
2. Aaron Schaff – $90,854
3. Shane Abbott – $58,414
4. Bill Chen – $38,735
5. Daniel Idema – $26,444
6. Frank Kassela – $18,575

Michael Mizrachi Wins WSOP Player’s Championship Event

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

Event 2 of this year’s World Series of Poker, the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship, has come to a close and Michael Mizrachi was declared the winner. The event also was the second time in history that two brothers made the final table in a WSOP tournament, as both Michael and his brother Robert made it to the final table of the event.

It was actually Michael that eliminated his brother, who had entered the tournament with the chip lead. I’m sure the brothers don’t harbor any foul feelings, as Robert still finished in 5th place. Robert took home $341,429 while his brother took home a whopping $1,559,046 with his first place win.

It’s a good thing Michael Mizrachi won, as we recently covered the fact that he was in trouble with the IRS, owing them to the tune of $339,000 in Federal taxes. He was facing foreclosure and some of his real estate had already been seized. His $1.5 million win should do a lot to get him out of the hole, and I’m sure he’ll remember to pay taxes on his winnings this time!

Here are the top 8 players and their final winnings in the WSOP Poker Player’s Championship Event:

  1. Michael Mizrachi wins $1,559,046
  2. Vladimir Schmelev wins $963,375
  3. David Oppenheim wins $603,348
  4. John Juanda wins $436,865
  5. Robert Mizrachi wins $341,429
  6. David Baker wns $272,275
  7. Daniel Alaei wins $221,105
  8. Mikael Thuritz wins $182,463