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2010 WSOP Update: Russians, Mizrachi Among Chip Leaders

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jul/12/2010
Robert Mizrachi

Heading into Monday evening July 12, 2010, the 2010 WSOP was looking quite impressive. 

Outside of the usual USA-based poker players, two of the top 10 were Russians, another came to us from Denmark and another could actually be considered "homeless".

That would be Robert Mizrachi, who made headlines a few months back after he and his poker player brother Michael (also winning big in recent months) foreclosed on their Hollywood, Florida home.  Mizrachi must have done something right in the eyes of God or otherwise made a deal with the devil. 

Mizrachi has been absolutely superb at this year's World Series of Poker coming into the main event.  He cashed out five times and finished 5th in Event #2 - the WSOP Players Championship.  That placement netted Mizrachi enough to buy a new home in Hollywood, Florida in cold hard CASH:  $341,429.

Meanwhile, two more Russians continued to excel at this year's WSOP main event:  Alexander Kostritsyn and Mikhail Shalamov. 

Then there is big name poker pro Johnny Chan as the 6th biggest chip leader.  His appearance among the top 10 is remarkable and could prove one of the biggest poker stories of the year if he is to make the final table.

In 2005, Chan became the first player to win ten World Series of Poker titles, defeating Phil Laak in a Texas hold 'em event. He is currently tied with Doyle Brunson for second place with 10 World Series of Poker bracelets, behind Phil Hellmuth (11). He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2002.

Here were your top 10 chip leaders heading into Monday evening.  We still have a few days to go before we narrow things down to the final table so be sure to keep following Gambling911.com's extensive 2010 WSOP coverage as only we can bring it to you.

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1 Kevin Gates 530,000  Murray, UT United States

2 Nicholas Rainey 503,000  

3 Randy Dorfman 470,000 Miami FL United States

4 Jim Collopy 452,000 Washington DC United States

5 Alexander Kostritsyn 444,000 Moscow Russia

6 Johnny Chan 440,000 Cerritos CA United States

7 Jesper Hougaard 420,000 Hassengrade Denmark

8. David Assouline 415,000 Hampstead QC Canada

9. Mikhail Shalamov 415,000 Pervouralsle Russia

10 Robert Mizrachi 414,000 Homeless USA

 

Ace King, Gambling911.com

 

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