Michael Mizrachi Avoids Bankruptcy by Winning the WSOP Event #2

Although his brother, Robert Mizrachi started the final table of the Event #2 ahead of Michael, it was Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi who ended winning the $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship. The final table show down saw The Grinder go up against the Russian Vladimir Schmelev in a heads-up match, who he outwitted, to win his first WSOP bracelet and the $1,559,046 cash prize.

Michael Mizrachi - First WSOP bracelet

The winning of over a million and half dollars came to Michael as a blessing in time of need considering he was almost bankrupt. In a previously posted article we looked how Michael was in serious financial trouble and even facing losing his house because of his unwise spending sprees and a huge tax bill. This latest win will pull Michael into the green enabling him to pay his tax bill of $339,711 which has been hunting him.

Considering Michael was broke, I hope he did not to sell too much part of his action. Smile

The official results of the $50,000 Player’s Championship are as follows:

1. Michael Mizrachi $1,559,046
2. Vladimir Schmelev $963,375
3. David Oppenheim $603,348
4. John Juanda $436,865
5. Robert Mizrachi $341,429
6. David Baker $272,275
7. Daniel Alaei $221,105
8. Mikael Thuritz $182,463

Michael Mizrachi - WSOP