Mizrachi Has Big Stack With 32 Players LeftPublished on June 23rd, 2015 10:38 pm EST
Event #44 of the 2015 World Series of Poker, the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, is considered one of the most difficult tournaments in poker to win.
After all, a knowledge of a wide range of poker games is needed in order to win the tournament, as No Limit Hold'em, Seven Card Stud, 2-7 No Limit Draw Lowball, Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better, Seven Card Razz, Pot Limit Omaha, Limit Hold'em, Badugi, Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8 or Better and 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball are all played in the event.
Couple that with the $50,000 buy-in and you have one of the toughest events in poker to win.
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, however, has had no problem winning the event - as a matter of fact, "The Grinder" already has two $50k PPC titles to his name, and is currently in contention to win his third.
There are currently 32 of the original 84 entrants left in the event about mid-day through Day 3. Michael Mizrachi currently has the second largest stack, just behind Justin Smith and just ahead of the likes of Abe Mosseri and Mike Gorodinsky.
As mentioned, there are no real weaknesses in this line-up, thanks to the wide selection of games and the large $50,000 buy-in.
Some of the names who are still alive in the tournament include Joe Cassidy, Jean-Roberte Bellande, Scott Seiver, David Baker, Phil Galfond, David Bach, John Monnette and David Benyamine. All of these men will be looking to prevent Michael Mizrachi from winning his third $50,000 PPC title.
The top 12 spots in this tournament will pay out, with the eventual winner taking home $1,270,086.
Filed Under: The World Series of Poker