Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi Eliminated on the Bubble

Published on July 5th, 2017 4:07 pm EST

Rio Hotel - Las Vegas - Photographed at dusk on a clear day.The $50,000 Poker Player's Championship, which is considered by many to be the toughest tournament to win in all of poker, is now down to just 15 players.

On the final hand of action on Day 3 of the event, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi was eliminated on the money bubble by Isaac Haxton. Mizrachi, who was looking to become the first three-time winner of this event, elected to make his last stand in Limit Hold'em holding 5-6 offsuit. Isaac Haxton, who is one of the chip leaders heading into Day 4, called with a pair of Queens and sent "The Grinder" to the rail.

All of the remaining 15 players in the event are guaranteed a minimum of $77,320 for making it through to Day 4. The eventual winner of the tournament will take home $1,395,767, while the runner-up will take home $862,649.


The list of the remaining 15 players is filled with talent, ranging from Isaac Haxton to Daniel Negreanu to Scott Seiver to James Obst.

Here is the full list heading into Day 4:

Isaac Haxton, 3,268,000
Matthew Ashton, 3,220,000
Shaun Deeb, 2,442,000
Paul Volpe, 2,315,000
Daniel Negreanu, 2,223,000
Elior Sion, 2,033,000
Ivo Donev, 1,900,000
Aaron Katz, 1,484,000
Scott Seiver, 1,428,000
Ian Johns, 1,044,000
Johannes Becker, 897,000
James Obst, 856,000
Talal Shakerchi, 828,000
Mike Matusow, 565,000
Ralph Perry, 508,000

There is plenty on the line heading into the final two days of this event, especially when it comes to the outcome of the $25,000 fantasy pool, the WSOP POY leaderboard and all of the assorted bracelet bets that the likes of Daniel Negreanu have entered into.

With the start of the WSOP main event looming, the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship is one of the last opportunities for players such as Daniel Negreanu to do damage in their various side bets. After all, the main event is largely a luckfest that usually sees casual players make it through to the final table.


Who will end up winning the Chip Reese trophy this year? Can Daniel Negreanu add another bracelet to his collection? Can Mike Matusow continue his resurgence? Can Matthew Ashton join Michael Mizrachi and Brian Rast as repeat winners of the tournament?


Filed Under: The World Series of Poker

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