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Throwback Thursday: Michael Mizrachi Wins his First $50K Poker Players Championship

Michael Mizrachi
  • TBT: Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi takes down his first WSOP PPC

Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi won the World Series of Poker $50k Poker Players Championship event for a record-breaking third time. He defeated John Hennigan, who won a bracelet in the WSOP $10K H.O.R.S.E. last week, heads up to take down the $1,239,126 first place prize.

For this week's TBT, we go back to 2010 when Mizrachi first won the Poker Players Championship for the first time. He knocked out his brother Robert Mizrachi, along with everyone else at the nine-handed final table.

Kristy Arnett asks Mizrachi how the change from five to eight variants affected his play. That change has been in Mizrachi's favor. He has won 3 times and gotten a 4th place finish since. For his first PPC win, Mizrachi took home $ 1,559,046, even bigger than yesterday's payout.

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