Michael Mizrachi Looking For Second Poker Player's ChampionshipPublished on June 27th, 2012 12:27 am EST
108 of the best poker players in the world signed up to play in this year's $50,000 Poker Player's Championship.
After roughly 2 1/2 days of play, just 32 of the original 108 entrants are still left in the tournament.
The current chip leader is Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, who currently has roughly 1.2 million in chips. The average stack is a little more than 500k. "The Grinder" is looking for his second $50,000 Poker Player's Championship bracelet - Mizrachi took down the tournament in 2010 for $1,559,046.
Hot on Mizrachi's heels is Andy Bloch, who is looking to ride the momentum of his first ever bracelet win. Bloch took down his first ever bracelet less than a month ago in Event #7 ($1,500 Seven Card Stud).
Other top 10 stacks include:
John Hennigan - 971,500
Daniel Alaei - 850,000
Lyle Berman - 843,500
Stephen Chidwick - 825,000
Viktor Blom - 780,000
Bruno Fitoussi - 757,000
Jeff Lisandro - 711,000
David Oppenheim - 699,000
Viktor Blom is surprising many by doing so well in this event, as he is showing that he is truly a well-rounded poker player and not just a NLHE/PLO expert.
Other big names who are still alive in this event include:
Phil Hellmuth - 505,000
Phil Ivey - 270,000
Huck Seed - 106,000
Phil Hellmuth finished second in this event last year ($1,063,034).
The eventual winner of this event will take home $1,451,527, while the runner-up will walk away with $896,935. The top 16 finishers will be paid.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker