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Poker Pro Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi Gets Breeders Cup Sponsorship

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Aug/06/2011
Michael Mizrachi Breeders Cup

Last year’s World Series of Poker finalist Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has received a Breeders Cup sponsorship.

Mizrachi, who just last year was in such dire financial straits he lost two homes to foreclosure and owed a few hundred thousand in back taxes, is the youngest poker player on the top 10 all time money list.  To date, he has won more than $11 million in live poker tournaments.  Mizrachi won a few million dollars at last year’s WSOP in multiple events including his top nine finish in the main event. 

The forming of this partnership will help introduce Breeders’ Cup wagering and the liquidity of the two-day event to the poker world,” a Breeders’ Cup release stated.

This year’s race will take place during November 4-5. 

“We believe that there is a strong cross-over between poker and horse racing, which has not yet been realized”, said Peter Rotondo, VP of media and entertainment for Breeders’ Cup. “We’re thrilled to have a relationship with ‘The Grinder’ which will allow for one of poker’s superstars to reach out to the poker world and educate them about the Breeders’ Cup and the over $160 million in liquidity during our two-day event.”

“It’s an honor to be associated with such a well-known name as the Breeders’ Cup," said Mizrachi. “I’ve long been a huge horse racing fan and I am pleased to have this opportunity to align myself with the richest horse racing event with such large wagering pools.”

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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