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Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
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Highlights

Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Day 3 Completed

Poker Players Championship Down to Final 12; Michael Mizrachi Again On Top

123md • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

Day 3 of the Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship has come to a conclusion at the 2018 World Series of Poker.

For the second consecutive day, two-time Poker Players Champions Michael Mizrachi holds the chip lead, leading the remaining 12 players.

Mizrachi held steady for the first two levels of the day, but really kicked it into high gear in Level 15 when he eliminated Justin Bonomo in 30th place. Mizrachi held five-three suited and called a Bonomo preflop raise, flopping a flush in the process. Bonomo bet the flop, bet the turn and bet the river, but wasn't able to fold to Mizrachi's river shove. Bonomo's overpair came up empty and "The Grinder" was off and running, punishing the competition en route to bagging a chip-leading stack of 4,232,000, more than double average.

The day began with 42 players remaining from the original 87 starters, with Mizrachi and Phil Ivey starting out on top. Once play was underway, eliminations came at a fast pace as about half the field fell in the first three levels. Among those who busted include Jason Mercier (28th), Daniel Negreanu (26th) and defending champion Elior Sion (23rd). Another former champion of this event fell on Day 3 as Mike Gorodinsky bubbled in devastating fashion, running kings into Mike Leah's aces in No-Limit Hold'em.

Once the final 14 players were in the money, Yehuda Buchalter (14th - $72,500) and Randy Ohel (13th - $72,500) were eliminated, earning a min-cash for their efforts.

Here is the Day 4 seating chart:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig BlindsBig Bets
Amazon11Chris VitchUnited States1,160,0004812
Amazon12Aaron KatzUnited States2,480,40010325
Amazon13Phil IveyUnited States2,146,0008921
Amazon14Dan SmithUnited States1,816,0007618
Amazon15Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States213,00092
Amazon16John HenniganUnited States1,458,0006115
        
Amazon21Mike LeahCanada3,139,00013131
Amazon22Shaun DeebUnited States533,000225
Amazon23Michael MizrachiUnited States4,232,00017642
Amazon24Brian RastUnited States1,164,0004912
Amazon25Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom1,967,0008220
Amazon26Greg MuellerCanada1,439,0006014

Play is set to resume at 2 p.m. (PDT) on Monday, June 18, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to provide continuous live updates of all the Poker Players Championship action.

Tags: Aaron KatzBenny GlaserBrian RastChris VitchDan SmithGreg MuellerJean-Robert BellandeJohn HenniganMichael MizrachiMike LeahPhil IveyShaun Deeb

Vitch Dents Bellande on the Final Hand of the Night

123md • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Chris Vitch
Chris Vitch

Stud Hi-Lo

Chris Vitch: {X-}{X-} / {2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} / {X-}
Jean-Robert Bellande: {X-}{X-} / {K-Spades}{9-Clubs}{J-Spades}{J-Clubs} / {X-}

Jean-Robert Bellande completed on third street and Chris Vitch defended his bring in. They both checked on fourth street and Vitch bet the rest of the way. Bellande called him down, but mucked when Vitch tabled {2-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} for trip deuces.

Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 1,160,000 310,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 213,000 -377,000

Tags: Chris VitchJean-Robert Bellande

Big Scoop For Leah

MrCleverFox • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Stud Hi-Lo

Brian Rast was the bring in with the {6-Diamonds} and Greg Mueller completed with the {6-Diamonds}. Mike Leah made it two bets with the {8-Spades} before Shaun Deeb made it three bets with the {J-Clubs}. Both Mueller and Leah called making three-way action.

Greg Mueller: {x-}{x-}/{6-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}/{x-}
Mike Leah: {x-}{x-}/{8-Spades}{J-Spades}{A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}/{x-}
Shaun Deeb: {x-}{x-}/{J-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} — Folded on fifth

Deeb led out on fourth and he was called by both players. On sixth, Leah took over the betting lead and he bet. Deeb folded after some thought, but Mueller continued.

On fifth sixth street, Leah bet again and Mueller just called. Leah bet again on seventh and Mueller just called again. Leah turned up his {J-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} for two pair and Mueller muttered something about Leah catching the case jack before mucking.

Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 3,200,000 780,000
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 1,450,000 -600,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 515,000 -318,000

Tags: Mike LeahGreg MuellerShaun Deeb

Vitch Wins Off Smith

tRaMSt0p • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Limit Hold'em

From the cutoff, Dan Smith opened to 80,000 and Chris Vitch called in the big blind.

The flop landed {8-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Vitch checked to Smith who bet 40,000. Vitch check-raised to 80,000, and Smith called as the turn landed the {7-Clubs}.

Vitch bet 80,000, and Smith called as the {10-Spades} completed the board on the river.

Vitch bet 80,000, Smith raised to 160,000, and Vitch called.

Smith tabled his {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, but it would be Vitch's {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades} that would ensure him the pot.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 2,000,000 -400,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 850,000 540,000

Tags: Dan SmithChris Vitch

Ace-High Win for Smith

tRaMSt0p • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

Limit Hold'em

Dan Smith opened the button to 80,000 and Jean-Robert Bellande three-bet the small blind to 120,000. Smith called, and the flop landed {7-Hearts}{10-Spades}{Q-Spades}.

Bellande bet and Smith called as the {10-Diamonds} landed on the turn and the same betting sequence was repeated.

Both players then checked the {3-Clubs} on the river, and after Bellande announced an ace, Smith revealed his {A-Clubs}{J-Spades} and Bellande mucked.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 2,400,000 650,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 590,000 -470,000

Tags: Jean-Robert BellandeDan Smith

Final 12 Redraw

tRaMSt0p • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChips
Table 4311Mike LeahCanada2,420,000
Table 4312Shaun DeebUnited States833,000
Table 4313Michael MizrachiUnited States4,150,000
Table 4314Brian RastUnited States860,000
Table 4315Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom2,165,000
Table 4316Greg MuellerCanada2,050,000
     
Table 4391Chris VitchUnited States310,000
Table 4392Aaron KatzUnited States2,550,000
Table 4393Phil IveyUnited States2,060,000
Table 4394Dan SmithUnited States1,750,000
Table 4395Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States1,060,000
Table 4396John HenniganUnited States1,360,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 4,150,000 -150,000
Aaron Katz us
Aaron Katz
us 2,550,000 270,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 2,420,000 220,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 2,165,000 -5,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 2,060,000 325,000
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 2,050,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 1,750,000 -345,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 1,360,000 40,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 1,060,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 860,000 -50,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 833,000 -337,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 310,000 -140,000

Randy Ohel Eliminated in 13th Place ($72,500)

123md • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante
Randy Ohel
Randy Ohel

No-Limit Hold'em

Randy Ohel opened to 50,000 from the cutoff, Benny Glaser called from the button and Greg Mueller called from the big blind.

The flop came down {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}, Mueller led out for 80,000, Ohel raised all in for about 300,000, Glaser folded and Mueller called with {7-Spades}{5-Spades}. Ohel was ahead with {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}.

The {9-Clubs} turn kept Ohel ahead, but the {5-Diamonds} river gave Mueller two pair to eliminate Ohel in 13th place.

Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 2,050,000 308,000
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us Busted

Tags: Randy OhelGreg Mueller

Bellande Shoves on Glaser

123md • Level 18: 40,000-80,000, 0 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Benny Glaser raised to 75,000 from the small blind and Jean-Robert Bellande called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} board where Glaser bet 75,000. Bellande called, the {6-Spades} river fell and Glaser bet 130,000. Bellande shoved for about 600,000 and Glaser folded.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 2,170,000 -250,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 1,060,000 10,000

Tags: Benny GlaserJean-Robert Bellande