2012 World Series of Poker

Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Days: 5

Mizrachi Looking To Earn Second $50K Title

Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

An amazing day of poker lies in front of us with the final table of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship set to being shortly.

Leading the way into the stack final table is none other than Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. He won this very event back in 2010 to claim his first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet and it's going to be exciting to see him try to become the first-ever two-time winner.

When Mizrachi won this event back in 2010, he came into the final table fifth in chips. He'll be in better position this time around and seems to be playing his best poker. He's also running well, and anyone who knows poker knows that it a very lethal combination.

Mizrachi slightly edges out Andy Bloch for the chip lead by just 50,000. Following those two is Chris Klodnicki as the third player with over three million in his stack. A couple of young guns in Stephen Chidwick and Luke Schwartz sit in fourth and fifth, respectively, before Bill Chen, Roland Israelashvili and Bruno Fitoussi round out the final three spots.

Israelashvili may be the least known of the remaining competitors, but he's the one with the most feel-good story. Israelashvili won his seat into this event for a mere $2,250 in a satellite and is looking to maximize his return by moving up the leader board en route to hopefully grabbing the title.

Final Table Seat Draw

1Bill Chen1,293,000
2Luke Schwartz1,494,000
3Andy Bloch3,598,000
4Stephen Chidwick2,026,000
5Michael Mizrachi3,648,000
6Chris Klodnicki3,276,000
7Bruno Fitoussi188,000
8Roland Israelashvili694,000

The cards will be in the air promptly at 2:00 PM and it's set to be a great one. Buckle up and get ready for all of the action as only PokerNews can bring it to you.

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