Mizrachi, Bloch Still Leading $50,000 Poker Player's ChampionshipPublished on June 28th, 2012 1:26 pm EST
The $50,000 Poker Player's Championship is now down to just eight players, with the final table of the event getting underway later this afternoon.
Here are the chip counts heading into the final table:
Michael Mizrachi, 3,648,000
Andy Bloch, 3,598,000
Chris Klodnicki, 3,276,000
Stephen Chidwick, 2,026,000
Luke Schwartz, 1,494,000
Bill Chen, 1,293,000
Roland Israelashvili, 694,000
Bruno Fitoussi, 188,000
All eight players are guaranteed a minimum of $169,879 for making it to the final table, with the eventual winner walking away with $1,451,527.
Michael Mizrachi will be looking for his second Poker Player's Championship title in the last three years. "The Grinder" took down the 2010 event for $1,559,046.
A win or second place finish for Mizrachi would push him past Phil Hellmuth Jr. on the all-time tournament money list.
Andy Bloch, who currently sits with the second largest chip stack, will be looking to win his second WSOP bracelet. Bloch broke his WSOP winless streak earlier at this year's World Series of Poker after taking down the $1,500 Seven Card Stud event.
A few other notes:
-Luke Schwartz, who gained plenty of notoriety for his "feud" with Tom Dwan and general outlandish antics, will also be making an appearance at the final table
-despite having very minimal experience in games outside of NLHE and PLO, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was able to cash in this event (14th, $105,235).
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker