Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
Day 1 Completed

Michael Mizrachi Off to Strong Start in Record Field for $1,500 Eight Game

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

The previous four editions of $1,500 Eight Game Mix all fell short of a 500-player mark but the 2019 edition brought a new record with 612 registrations to the tournament. Day 1 saw 225 players bag up advancing stacks and they will return to the felt on Monday, June 10, at 2 p.m. local time.

There is a $177,294 first-place prize on the horizon but there is still a long road towards the bracelet ahead of the remaining players. Their first objective will be to sneak inside the top 92 places to secure at least a minimum cash.

If there is a player who is usually going straight for the top prize, it has to be four-time bracelet winner Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. Renowned for his aggressive style and unprecedented success in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship (he has won the Chip Reese Trophy three times), Mizrachi is usually seen either near the top of the counts or out of the tournament altogether. The former applied for today as Mizrachi finished the day with 74,500, nearly three times the average stack.

"I don't know how to bluff anymore," Mizrachi said to Ivo Donev during the day. However, Mizrachi proved that he still has some moves up his sleeve. He will surely eye WSOP bracelet number five to take the lead in family rankings. He's currently tied with his brother Rob who himself just missed the chance to earn his fifth, finishing third in the Omaha 8 Championship today.

Along with The Grinder, there are dozens of accomplished players coming back for Day 2. Russian player Aleksandr Gofman (95,800) impressed on a table where he sat between Phil Hellmuth and Brian Yoon. Hellmuth also navigated through, thanks to his second bullet. He'll return to 13,200 chips.

Matt Glantz, John Cernuto, Andrey Zaichenko, and Carol Fuchs have all reported promising chip stacks and so did former champion of this event Ron Ware (45,100). Ware's successor to the throne, defending champ Philip Long also advanced. Long is right around the virtual average line with 26,000.

The above-mentioned names represent just a fraction of the talented field that will be back in action tomorrow, so come back to PokerNews at 2 p.m. PDT for more updates from the popular mixed-game tournament.

Tags: Aleksandr GofmanAndrey ZaichenkoBrian YoonCarol FuchsIvo DonevJohn CernutoMatt GlantzMichael MizrachiPhil HellmuthPhilip Long

Seat Draw Day 2 Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix

Webjoker • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Pavilion2871Georgios Manousos SotiropoAustria35,100
Pavilion2872Matt VengrinUnited States40,500
Pavilion2873Jared KoppelUnited States17,300
Pavilion2874Nick GuagentiUnited States18,200
Pavilion2875John TrumbulUnited States26,900
Pavilion2876Sergey AltbreginRussia23,600
Pavilion2881Mark AbinakleCanada18,600
Pavilion2882David "ODB" BakerUnited States33,300
Pavilion2883Jody FayantCanada12,200
Pavilion2884Michael KrasienkoUnited States11,500
Pavilion2885Matthew DamesUnited States26,600
Pavilion2886Chip JettUnited States27,400
Pavilion2891Dave AlfaUnited States41,200
Pavilion2892Ismael BojangAustria32,800
Pavilion2893Mihails MorozovsLatvia77,100
Pavilion2894Carl BucklandUnited States26,700
Pavilion2895Adam OwenUnited Kingdom17,700
Pavilion2896Michael TrivettUnited States17,900
Pavilion2901Rostislav TsodikovUnited States27,100
Pavilion2902Shane GieseUnited States8,900
Pavilion2903Allen KesslerUnited States43,900
Pavilion2904Mark VathanasinUnited States7,400
Pavilion2905John EvansUnited States17,500
Pavilion2906Shirley RosarioUnited States24,300
Pavilion2911Thao ThiemUnited States50,500
Pavilion2912Evando VilarBrazil24,900
Pavilion2913Pawel AndrzejewskiUnited States21,500
Pavilion2914Daniel LoweUnited States25,300
Pavilion2915Toby LewisUnited Kingdom30,100
Pavilion2916Jordan SiegelUnited States47,600
Pavilion2921Matthew WantmanUnited States60,400
Pavilion2922Mark GalloUnited States56,200
Pavilion2923David LittUnited States24,200
Pavilion2924Tim MarstersAustralia50,200
Pavilion2925Phil HellmuthUnited States13,200
Pavilion2926Doug LorgereeUnited States42,300
Pavilion2931Steve SungUnited States18,800
Pavilion2932Junayed KhanUnited States6,900
Pavilion2933Brad AlbrinckUnited States35,500
Pavilion2934Donny RubinsteinUnited States16,500
Pavilion2935David TarbetUnited Kingdom41,300
Pavilion2936Zachary MilchmanUnited States17,200
Pavilion2941Masayoshi TanakaJapan36,400
Pavilion2942Cory ChaputUnited States8,000
Pavilion2943Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom42,000
Pavilion2944Ben PonzioUnited States62,600
Pavilion2945Maksim PisarenkoRussia48,600
Pavilion2946Nicholas SeikenUnited States34,700
Pavilion2951Michael TaylorUnited States9,900
Pavilion2952Ashton BernerUnited States28,200
Pavilion2953James DavisUnited States8,300
Pavilion2954Charles MartyUnited States19,600
Pavilion2955Jeffrey LennonUnited States39,500
Pavilion2956Andrey ZaichenkoRussia55,400
Pavilion2961Sokchheka PhoUnited States18,800
Pavilion2962Matt SzymaszekUnited States57,600
Pavilion2963Bryan SaltzmanUnited States6,900
Pavilion2964Aaron SteuryUnited States27,300
Pavilion2965Steven WolanskyUnited States25,300
Pavilion2966Ron WareUnited States45,100
Pavilion2971John CentenoUnited States37,800
Pavilion2972Isaac CrowUnited States63,900
Pavilion2973Donald MaloneyUnited States30,600
Pavilion2974Michael MizrachiUnited States74,500
Pavilion2975Sampo RyynanenFinland28,400
Pavilion2976Sachin BhargavaUnited States45,900
Pavilion2981Ryan HughesUnited States31,100
Pavilion2982Andreas HoleNorway36,400
Pavilion2983Chris BackCanada47,700
Pavilion2984Robert CampbellAustralia6,000
Pavilion2985John MonnetteUnited States6,100
Pavilion2986Ramachandra NagarajaUnited States17,500
Pavilion2991Kevin SongUnited States18,400
Pavilion2992Brayden GazlayUnited States14,600
Pavilion2993Frederic MossCanada7,900
Pavilion2994Jeremy EnsrudUnited States2,900
Pavilion2995Kevin JohnsonUnited States16,200
Pavilion2996Qinghai PanUnited States7,800
Miranda6001Sean YuUnited States22,500
Miranda6002Joseph MelanconUnited States14,000
Miranda6003Richard BremerUnited States22,100
Miranda6004Matthew SchreiberUnited States30,400
Miranda6005Joseph MandiaUnited States14,700
Miranda6006Jeff LisandroAustralia6,700
Miranda6011Ian O'HaraUnited States47,600
Miranda6012Matt GlantzUnited States66,300
Miranda6013Minh TrinhUnited States13,100
Miranda6014Michael CoombsUnited States17,200
Miranda6015Jameson PainterUnited States33,200
Miranda6016Adam MillerUnited States11,900
Miranda6021Frederik BrinkDenmark43,900
Miranda6022John RacenerUnited States29,500
Miranda6023Jimmy FrickeUnited States10,300
Miranda6024Brandon WongUnited States16,500
Miranda6025Bart O'ConnellUnited States9,100
Miranda6026Andrey ZhigalovRussia23,100
Miranda6031Vladimir ShchemelevRussia29,600
Miranda6032John CernutoUnited States74,000
Miranda6033Avdo DjokovicUnited States15,500
Miranda6034David "Bakes" BakerUnited States30,600
Miranda6035Shannon PetluckUnited States1
Miranda6036Max PescatoriItaly33,800
Miranda6041Hsiao LiuUnited States7,400
Miranda6042Raymond HensonUnited States4,900
Miranda6043Matthew WoodwardUnited States3,600
Miranda6044Jeremy AusmusUnited States25,700
Miranda6045Jussi NevanlinnaFinland60,300
Miranda6046Jon TurnerUnited States29,600
Miranda6051Hunter McclellandUnited States51,000
Miranda6052Steven AlbiniUnited States9,600
Miranda6053Christopher KushaUnited States10,700
Miranda6054Cory ZeidmanUnited States23,000
Miranda6055Alex LivingstonCanada50,700
Miranda6056Paul HolderUnited States26,400
Miranda6061Kane KalasUnited States13,200
Miranda6062Shaun DeebUnited States28,000
Miranda6063Chris TrybaUnited States46,400
Miranda6064Chris FergusonUnited States7,900
Miranda6065Mark HorowitzUnited States8,800
Miranda6066Mike WattelUnited States11,100
Miranda6071Ryan HimesUnited States27,100
Miranda6072Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania7,200
Miranda6073Tuvya FeltUnited States14,700
Miranda6074Shannon ShorrUnited States24,900
Miranda6075Bradley SmithCanada50,300
Miranda6076Aleksandr GofmanRussia95,800
Miranda6081Carol FuchsUnited States50,500
Miranda6082Mike SextonUnited States35,800
Miranda6083Robin YlitaloUnited States31,100
Miranda6084Julius ReinerUnited States13,500
Miranda6085Douglas RaneyUnited States36,200
Miranda6086Jen HarmanUnited States46,300
Miranda6091Milos SkrbicSerbia8,800
Miranda6092Layne FlackUnited States33,000
Miranda6093Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil8,700
Miranda6094Seth HippensteelUnited States32,300
Miranda6095Phillip HuiUnited States27,000
Miranda6096David BachUnited States27,800
Miranda6101Horacio Chaves CortesParaguay32,200
Miranda6102Michael RossUnited States35,500
Miranda6103Ivo DonevAustria21,000
Miranda6104Keith KiyomuraUnited States18,800
Miranda6105Brian YoonUnited States7,200
Miranda6106Michael HorowitzUnited States7,300
Miranda6111Hernan SalazarUnited States46,200
Miranda6112Mark GregorichUnited States29,700
Miranda6113Andrew BrownUnited States19,700
Miranda6114Robert RicciutiUnited States16,700
Miranda6115Murilo FigueredoBrazil51,400
Miranda6116Lawrence BergUnited States46,000
Miranda6121Chad CampbellUnited States32,400
Miranda6122Adam KoplanUnited States27,000
Miranda6123Jeremy HeartbergUnited States9,500
Miranda6124Usmaan MelaUnited States17,625
Miranda6125James PetzingUnited States20,400
Miranda6126Garrett RileyUnited States22,100
Miranda6131Daniel ColpoysUnited States34,300
Miranda6132Timothy WongUnited States34,800
Miranda6133Philip LongUnited Kingdom26,000
Miranda6134Alex FoxenUnited States28,300
Miranda6135Samuel GorrAustralia1
Miranda6136Katherine FleckUnited States17,000
Miranda6142Lonnie HeimowitzUnited States30,600
Miranda6143Timothy BatowUnited States10,800
Miranda6144Roland IsraelashviliUnited States20,700
Miranda6145Matthew GonzalesUnited States12,200
Miranda6146David DiiorioUnited States35,000
Miranda6151Steve BillirakisUnited States9,000
Miranda6152Wei Jie WengAustria27,200
Miranda6153Chris KlodnickiUnited States27,600
Miranda6154Maria HoUnited States1,600
Miranda6155Schuyler ThorntonUnited States15,700
Miranda6156Kyle MiasoUnited States26,900
Miranda6161Arthur MorrisUnited States31,100
Miranda6162Philip SternheimerUnited States1,800
Miranda6163William KlevitzUnited States10,200
Miranda6164Cody SheddUnited States40,900
Miranda6165Yuebin GuoUnited States34,300
Miranda6166Owais AhmedUnited States4,500
Miranda6171Ashish GuptaAustralia72,600
Miranda6172Joshua MountainUnited States20,500
Miranda6173Brian ZekusUnited States12,800
Miranda6174Jeff MadsenUnited States21,500
Miranda6175Chris BjorinSweden34,700
Miranda6176Kenneth PoUnited States23,900
Miranda6181Arto LoikkanenFinland22,900
Miranda6182Gregory DonatelliUnited States19,600
Miranda6183Raymond MatthaeiUnited States2,600
Miranda6184Jake SchwartzUnited States30,800
Miranda6185Nicolas AdamakisUnited States18,800
Miranda6186Alex RochaUnited States35,100
Miranda6191Luis VeladorUnited States12,900
Miranda6192Nicholas PupilloUnited States10,300
Miranda6193Christopher VitchUnited States44,100
Miranda6194Eric RodawigUnited States35,100
Miranda6195Tim FinneUnited States11,700
Miranda6196Eric WassersonUnited States19,000
Miranda6201Patrick SerdaCanada58,000
Miranda6202Kristan LordUnited States34,900
Miranda6203Kyung HanUnited States14,000
Miranda6204Yuval BronshteinIsrael30,200
Miranda6205Matt GrapenthienUnited States44,200
Miranda6211Ville HaavistoFinland16,600
Miranda6212Mike WatsonCanada31,400
Miranda6214Stephen MoreschiUnited States26,000
Miranda6215Tyler GrothUnited States36,800
Miranda6216Venkata TayiUnited States13,600
Miranda6221Jason PapastavrouUnited States10,300
Miranda6222Tamon NakamuraJapan12,700
Miranda6223Daniel ZackUnited States21,500
Miranda6224Carlos Chadha-VillamarinUnited States7,200
Miranda6225Rami BoukaiUnited States27,500
Miranda6226Alexander FreundAustria8,100
Miranda6231Jason AcostaUnited States46,400
Miranda6232Michael VergerontUnited States26,600
Miranda6233Felipe RamosBrazil10,000
Miranda6234Andrew KelsallUnited States30,600
Miranda6235Sean AkhaviUnited States14,100
Miranda6236Noah BronsteinUnited States10,200
Miranda6241Keeth BeharrellCanada73,500
Miranda6242Marco JohnsonUnited States41,100
Miranda6243Gennady ShimelfarbUnited States33,300
Miranda6244John BunchUnited States54,000
Miranda6245Dan SmithUnited States40,000
Miranda6246Al BarbieriUnited States44,700

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Aleksandr Gofman ru
Aleksandr Gofman
ru 95,800 95,800
Mihails Morozovs lv
Mihails Morozovs
lv 77,100 77,100
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 74,500 61,500
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 74,000 17,000
Keeth Beharrell ca
Keeth Beharrell
ca 73,500 73,500
Ashish Gupta au
Ashish Gupta
au 72,600 72,600
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 66,300 -4,700
Isaac Crow us
Isaac Crow
us 63,900 46,400
Ben Ponzio us
Ben Ponzio
us 62,600 62,600
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 60,400 60,400
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
fi 60,300 60,300
Patrick Serda ca
Patrick Serda
ca 58,000 58,000
Matt Szymaszek us
Matt Szymaszek
us 57,600 57,600
Mark Gallo us
Mark Gallo
us 56,200 56,200
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 55,400 8,400
John Bunch us
John Bunch
us 54,000 54,000
Murilo Souza BR
Murilo Souza
BR 51,400 51,400
Hunter Mcclelland US
Hunter Mcclelland
US 51,000 51,000
Alexander Livingston CA
Alexander Livingston
CA 50,700 50,700
Thao Thiem us
Thao Thiem
us 50,500 50,500
Carol Fuchs us
Carol Fuchs
us 50,500 31,000
Bradley Smith ca
Bradley Smith
ca 50,300 8,300
Tim Marsters au
Tim Marsters
au 50,200 50,200
Maksim Pisarenko ru
Maksim Pisarenko
ru 48,600 48,600
Chris Back ca
Chris Back
ca 47,700 47,700

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Painter Gets There

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Jameson Painter
Jameson Painter

2-7 Triple Draw

Jameson Painter raised from the button and called when small blind David Bach raised. Bach took one and Painter took two. Painter called another bet and they repeated their previous draw. Bach fired again and Painter called to continue to the final draw where they discarded one apiece. Bach check-called Painter's bet but mucked his hand as Painter showed {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-}.

Jameson Painter us
Jameson Painter
us 32,000 3,000
David Bach us
David Bach
us 27,500 -4,500

Tags: David BachJameson Painter

Glaser Ousted

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

2-7 Triple Draw

Benny Glaser raised in the cutoff and he got a call from the big blind who peeled two while Glaser needed one. Glaser bet in position and his opponent called again. They drew one each and Glaser put his last 900 forward, receiving a call. He patted against a one-card draw but he failed to dodge the lethal bullet as his opponent finished with a rough eight.

Glaser: {10-}{9-}{8-}{6-}{2-}
Opponent: {8-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{3-}

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb Busted

Tags: Benny Glaser

Long Fires on River

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante


Maria Ho opened the button to 800 and Philip Long defended his big blind with a call. Long check-called another 700 on {k-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and they both checked the {6-Clubs} turn.

The river came {9-Spades} and Long bet out 2,600. Ho double checked her hand, gave it a brief thought and then folded.

"Oooh, you should have gone all in," said Eric Wasserson, sitting across the table.

"Probably," Ho replied.

Philip Long gb
Philip Long
gb 26,000 13,600
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 8,000

Tags: Eric WassersonMaria HoPhilip Long

Level: 10

Limit Flop / Draw: 400/800
Stud Games: 200-ante, 200 bring-in, 800 completion
No-Limit & Pot-Limit: 200/400 / 400-ante

Klodnicki Applies Pressure

Jan_Kores • Level 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante


In a battle of blinds, Chris Klodnicki fired what looked like a pot-sized bet of 3,100 on the turn reading {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. His opponent called and the {10-Hearts} completed the board. The action was checked to Klodnicki who potted. The other player would have to commit nearly all of his chips to call, and he quickly decided that it wasn't worth it.

Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 34,500 16,700

Tags: Chris Klodnicki

"Spooky F***ing Hand"

Jan_Kores • Level 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

2-7 Triple Draw

With action caught on the second draw, Phil Hellmuth took one, his left-hand neighbor patted and Brian Yoon changed two. Yoon and Hellmuth both called a bet and they changed one apiece on the final draw.

Hellmuth checked, and Yoon raised a bet from his opponent.

"What a spooky f***ing hand," Hellmuth grumbled and then he threw his cards away, accidentally exposing {7-}{4-}{2-}. The third player three-bet and Yoon quickly called only to see his opponent show {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the nuts.

Hellmuth stormed from his chair to release some accumulated energy and then he returned back to his 12,500.

Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
us 17,000 -5,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 12,500 -4,000

Tags: Brian YoonPhil Hellmuth