Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi Makes His Third World Series of Poker Final Table of the Year

Published on June 17th, 2010 8:27 pm EST

-- Poker King wearing shades with the WSOP logo in the background --Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi has continued his hot streak at the 2010 World Series of Poker by making the final table of the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.

Mizrachi has now made three World Series of Poker final tables so far this year. He started things off by taking down the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship for over $1.5 million, and then followed this up with a 6th place finish in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud World Championship.

Although "The Grinder" is one of the smaller stacks heading into the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship, he is still in contention to become the first multiple bracelet winner of 2010. With nine players left in the event, Mizrachi is currently seventh in chips (243,000). Jameson Painter, who is the tournament chip leader heading into the final table, currently sits with around 1.2 million in chips.

Mizrachi is guaranteed at least $39,760 for making it to the final table of the $10k Limit Hold'em event. He has already made approximately $1.66 million at this year's World Series of Poker, and could move over the $2 million mark with a win in today's event (first place is over $400k).

In addition, Mizrachi will move up in the World Series of Poker POY (Player of the Year) race thanks to his deep run in this event. Before this event started, "The Grinder" had a total of 145 POY points. He has already secured 30 extra points for making it to the final table of the $10k Limit Hold'em Championship, which would move him into second place behind James Dempsey, who currently has 180 points thanks to one bracelet and three total cashes. An eighth place finish for Mizrachi would move him into a tie with Dempsey, while a seventh place finish or better would give him the outright lead.

Here are the current chip counts heading into the final table:

Jameson Painter, 1,209,000
Kyle Ray, 903,000
Daniel Idema, 829,000
Brock Parker, 619,000
Matt Keikoan, 505,000
Zvi Groysman, 500,000
Michael Mizrachi, 243,000
Simon Morris, 233,000
David Chiu, 75,000

The eventual winner of this event will take home $425,969, as well as the coveted World Series of Poker bracelet.


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