Posts Tagged ‘Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi’

Pocket Bullets ParisBy: Pocket Bullets Paris

For any of you who have played poker non-stop through the course of the night and into the wee hours of the morning, this news flash from our favorite poker news source, “PokerNews” itself,  should bring a smile unto your weary, tired, sleepy grinder brains.

Chad Holloway, a 2013 World Series of Poker Bracelet winner, who also happens to be the Managing Editor of PokerNews, has taken his passion for poker, his passion for zombies and his passion for comic books and created the ultimate Zombie Poker Adventure: World Series of ZombiesThe World Series of Zombies (WSOZ). In this bizarre world of Holloway’s, he features some of poker’s greatest names including Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Vanessa Selbst, Antonio Esfandiari, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, and Phil Laak.

Personally, I think this is bound to become a classic collectors’ item and I will be picking up our copy at the Rio in Vegas very soon. In the meantime, for all the details just go to the PokerNews website and check it out for yourselves.

Next time you’re grinding at the tables all night remember; there are Poker Zombies walking amongst you.

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We have seen lots of people rushing to Vegas to try their luck. Some have succeeded where many have failed. But they have all claimed how excited they were when they made it to whatever level they reached at the World Series Of Poker in previous years and how the beat goes on this year, even bigger and better at the 44th Annual WSOP and how they are hoping this will be their year.

Joshua PollockLate on Friday night, 29-year-old poker pro from San Diego, California,  Joshua Pollock, having previously cashed eight times at the WSOP, finally reached his goal after an almost 2-hour heads-up battle with Noah Schwartz, a pro with 13 WSOP cashes. Pollock defeated Schwartz in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event 22 earning his first gold bracelet and a fat check for $279,431.

David ChiuFour-time bracelet winner, 52-year-old David Chiu wrapped his hand around his fifth gold bracelet after winning the $2,500 Seven Card Stud event and snatching the WSOP Championship title away from 28-year-old Scott Seiver. Chiu ran through a field of 246 players that included some serious notables, including Daniel Negreanu, Hall of Famer Mike Sexton, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, just to name a few. There were a total of 12 gold bracelets and millions of dollars in previous earnings represented just at the final table.

Corey HarrisonProfessor Corey Harrison from Birmingham, Alabama, practiced patience and held on tight through a hard fought heads-up with Daniel Cascado. Harrison walked off with the title, his first gold bracelet, and a sweet $432,411 payday. 36 year old Professor Harrison, who is used to teaching his students, extended his teaching capabilities to teach a field of 1,731 players in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event, how it is done.

Danny FuhsLong Beach, California, poker pro Danny Fuhs overpowered a field of 241 players and reigned supreme at a heavily competitive final table of the $5,000 Omaha Hi-Lo event. Fuhs squashed Christopher George’s dream of his first bracelet, in a heads-up that ended with all the poker chips shipping over to Fuhs, giving him the Omaha Hi-Lo WSOP 2013 title along with his first gold bracelet and $277,519 for his efforts.

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vinny-with-shades2Confessions of a Grinder

At a poker table, there is no better feeling than looking at a pair of queens. The third best hand in poker. Queens do exist in real life, too. Today, Texas Poker Store salutes two beautiful queens of poker– Jim’s wife, Lynn Paris, and my wife, Kaustavi Sarkar.  Lynn is a communications coordinator in the division of marketing and communications at Texas A&M University, College Station, and a prolific writer. Kaustavi is a PhD student at Ohio State University, Columbus, and a successful Indian Classical dancer. These women aren’t poker players. Other than being two gorgeous, successful, hardworking, proud citizens of the free world, they are wives, friends, partners in crime, and most importantly – an inspiration to people like Jim Paris and me – who are in the poker business.

Lynn Paris Kaustavi Sarkar Poker Queens

Here are some other women who have stood by poker players throughout their vicissitudes.

Luise Brunson
Luise Brunson, wife of “Texas Dolly” Doyle Brunson
Katherine Sanborn
Katherine Sanborn, wife of Phil “Poker Brat” Hellmuth
Aidiliy Mizrachi
Aidiliy Mizrachi, wife of Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi
Julie Nguyen
Julie Nguyen, wife of Scotty “The Train” Nguyen









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Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, a living legend by any ones count, does it again. He wins Event #45:$50,000 Poker Players Championship again, last year Mizrachi won the same exact event for his second gold bracelet. This year he takes a paycheck of $1,451,527 and his third gold bracelet to add to his collection. Mizrachi well deserves the nickname “The Grinder”, and his grinding style has paid off more than 15 million in his poker grinding career. Congratulations Mr. Mizrachi.

Joey Weissman was declared the winner of Event #46: No-Limit Hold’em after taking down a field of 1,607. Weissman knocked out Jeremy Quehen with an Ace high flush in the final heads up for all the marbles which added up to $694,609 plus his first shiny, beautiful WSOP gold bracelet.

Steven Loube was officially crowned the winner of Event #47: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split 8-or-Better. Loube grabbed the 47th gold bracelet of the 2012 WSOP and his very first bracelet in his first-ever WSOP event, along with $267,345 of mad money. Not too shabby for this 34 year old attorney from Atlanta, Georgia who’s biggest win before was a $50 gift certificate.

Kenny Hsiung is the winner of Event #48: $3,000 Limit Hold’em. He battled for over two hour heads-up with Robert Hwang but ultimately took down Hwang with a very, very lucky King high and nothing more when Hwang missed his open-ended straight draw. Hsiung walks away with $165,205 and his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Have any of you started thinking about THE FINAL TABLE of the 2012 WSOP?  We know that the final poker table this year will take place in October instead of November because of the presidential election in November; so we’re already starting to predict who will make that table and we will be counting  Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi as a definite contender. Who is your favorite?

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