2019 WSOP Day 16: Mizrachi Wins Fifth Bracelet

2019 WSOP Day 16: Mizrachi Wins Fifth Bracelet

As thousands of poker players over the age of 50 took over the Rio in Las Vegas for the Seniors Championship, Michael Mizrachi was doing his thing, which was winning a fifth WSOP bracelet.

On Thursday, June 13, this is what happened at the 50th Annual World Series of Poker.

Event 26:  $2,620 NLHE Marathon – Day 4/6

Total entries:  1,083

Prize pool:  $2,553,714

Players paid:  163

Minimum payout:  $3,928

Winner payout:  $477,401

Day 4 players remaining:  16

Chip leader:  Roman Korenev (Russian Federation) – 3,125,000 chips

Day 5 starting time:  1pm

Event 27:  $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-Better – Final

Total entries:  460

Prize pool:  $621,000

Players paid:  69

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Michael Mizrachi (USA) – $142,801

2nd place:  Robert Gray (USA) – $88,254

3rd place:  Michael Sopko (USA) – $60,330

4th place:  Elias Hourani (USA) – $42,014

5th place:  Jan Stein (USA) – $29,818

6th place:  Jose Paz-Gutierrez (Bolivia) – $21,575

7th place:  Martin Sawtell (USA) – $15,921

8th place:  Matthew Schultz (USA) – $11,986

Event 28:  $1K NLHE – Final

Total entries:  2,477

Prize pool:  $2,229,300

Players paid:  372

Final table payouts:

1st place:  Stephen Song (USA) – $341,854

2nd place:  Scot Masters (USA) – $211,177

3rd place:  Ryan Laplante (USA) – $154,268

4th place:  Renato Kaneoya (Brazil) – $113,712

5th place:  Sevak Mikaiel (USA) – $84,581

6th place:  Dominic Coombe (Austria) – $63,491

7th place:  Pedro Ingles (USA) – $48,101

8th place:  Vegard Ropstad (Norway) – $36,783

9th place:  Yosef Lider (USA) – $28,394

Event 29:  $10K HORSE – Day 3 of 4

Total entries:  172

Prize pool:  $1,616,800

Players paid:  26

Minimum payout:  $15,176

Winner payout:  $425,347

Day 3 players remaining:  7

Final table chip counts:

Dario Sammartino (Italy) – 5,030,000 chips

Craig Chait (USA) – 1,630,000 chips

Scott Clements (USA) – 1,355,000 chips

Greg Mueller (Canada) – 985,000 chips

Daniel Ospina (Colombia) – 985,000 chips

Mikhail Semin (Russian Federation – 215,000 chips

Matthew Gonzales (USA) – 130,000 chips

Final table payout thus far:

8th place:  Phil Galfond (USA) – $41,625

Day 4 starting time:  12noon

Event 30 – $1K PLO – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  1,526

Prize pool:  $1,374,300

Players paid:  229

Minimum payout:  $1,502

Winner payout:  $236,673

Day 2 players remaining:  58

Chip leader:  Gary Bolden (USA) – 1.7 million chips

Day 3 starting time:  12noon

Event 31:  $3K NLHE 6-Handed – Day 3 of 4

Total entries:  754

Prize pool:  $2,035,800

Players paid:  114

Minimum payout:  $4,482

Winner payout:  $414,766

Day 2 players remaining:  20

Chip leader:  Upeshka de Silva (USA) – 1,965,000 chips

Day 3 starting time:  2pm

Event 32:  $1K Seniors NLHE – Day 1 of 4

Total entries:  5,917

Prize pool:  $5,325,300

Players paid:  888

Minimum payout:  $1,499

Winner payout:  $662,694

Day 1 players remaining:  1,778

Chip leader:  Adilson Moraes (USA) – 379,200 chips

Day 2 starting time:  11am

Event 33:  $1,500 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw – Day 1 of 3

Total entries:  467

Prize pool:  $630,450

Players paid:  71

Minimum payout:  $2,235

Winner payout:  $144,027

Day 1 players remaining:  139

Chip leader:  Benny Glaser (UK) – 79,500 chips

Day 2 starting time:  2pm

Notable Information

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi did it again. He won his fifth WSOP gold bracelet. At just 38, Mizrachi has been a staple at the WSOP for years, along with his brothers, all of whom are fierce at the tournament tables. It should be noted here that three of his four prior WSOP victories came in the $50K buy-in Poker Players Championship (2010, 2012, and 2018).

He credited a beaded necklace that he wore when winning in 2018, and he just found them again prior to Event 27 this year. “I can’t take them off!” he said afterward. He also credited his years in the game, though. “It was a tough table, but I think the experience helped me out a little bit from, you know, a lot of tournament experience.”

Mizrachi noted that his friends and family in the audience were helpful as well. “I couldn’t do it without them,” he said. “You have to have fun when you play poker.”

In Event 28, it was Stephen Song going after and winning his first-ever WSOP gold bracelet. From a $1K investment, he won more than $341K to go with the gold. “It’s surreal,” he admitted. “The money’s insane. WSOP summer is where you can actually make life-changing money. It’s pretty unreal.”

Song will continue to play competitively while leaving the money to his parents. “Already, I invest most of my winnings with my parents,” he said. “My dad’s like the smartest guy I know.”



About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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