Michael Mizrachi Wins Second Poker Player's ChampionshipPublished on June 29th, 2012 1:46 pm EST
1. Mizrachi Wins Second $50,000 Poker Player's Championship.
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi won his second $50,000 Poker Player's Championship title in the past three years on Thursday, easily breezing his way to the title after making mincemeat of the final table.
With his victory, Mizrachi now has over $14 million in total lifetime tournament cashes, which puts him in 4th place on the all-time money list. Only Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu are ahead of Mizrachi, which puts him in some pretty special company.
Many people don't consider Mizrachi to be one of the "greats" of the game, but it might be time to start re-thinking that stance.
2. The Big One for One Drop Approaches.
The Big One for One Drop is just a few days away.
The tournament features a buy-in of $1,000,000, with $111,111 of the buy-in being donated to One Drop.
In the months leading up to the tournament, there was a great deal of speculation as to who would be playing. A number of players said that they were considering playing, but there is a big difference between that and actually putting up the one million dollars to play.
Over the past few days, a number of players have announced that they signed up or will be signing up shortly. Daniel Negreanu recently tweeted a picture of his buy-in receipt for the event (he paid by Cashier Check BTW), while Ben Lamb and Jason Mercier both announced that they would be buying in shortly.
The event will begin at 1:11 pm local time on Sunday afternoon.
3. Shuffle Master/Ongame deal Falls Apart.
The deal between Shuffle Master and Ongame has fallen apart. You can read more about the situation and the possible reasons for the deal falling apart at PocketFives.com.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker