Michael Mizrachi Wins 50K Poker Players Championship 2018

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On Tuesday evening, Michael Mizrachi made World Series of Poker history in addition to winning $1,239,126.

The poker pro from South Florida won one of the most coveted trophies in all of poker, the Chip Reese Memorial trophy, for a record-setting third time.

Before Tuesday, only Mizrachi and Brian Rast had won the $50,000 Poker Players Championship more than once, with Mizrachi taking the title in 2010 and 2012. Now, Mizrachi sits alone as the only player to have his name etched on the trophy for a third time.

“When I won the first one, it was amazing,” said Mizrachi. “The second one, it was great. I mean, the third one is so unheard of.”

Mizrachi defeated John Hennigan heads-up, another former winner of the event, to top the field of 87 of the game’s greatest players.  Mizrachi now has four World Series of Poker bracelets.

“I don’t think I ever ran this good in a tournament,” said Mizrachi. “Everything changed the day, I think it was Day 2. I was short and I spilled coffee on the table. It was a seven-minute delay and we had to move tables. After that, everything turned around. It was a good move by me.”

Final Table Results:

1st: Michael Mizrachi - $1,239,126
2nd: John Hennigan - $765,837
3rd: Dan Smith - $521,782
4th: Mike Leah - $364,197
5th: Benny Glaser - $260,578
6th: Aaron Katz - $191,234

- Ace King, Gambling911.com