It was a long time coming, but Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi finally has his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
In just the second event at this year’s Series, Mizrachi, of Mirimar, Fla., captured the $50K Poker Players Championship, winning $1.5 million and the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.
Grinder’s brother Robert, who has a bracelet already, was at the final table as wetl. The Grinder eliminated him in fifth for $341K. Their finish is the best for siblings in any WSOP tournament.
The Grinder eliminated Russia’s Vladimir Schmelev on Hand 235 during the NLHE rotation with –. Schmelev held – and was in great shape to double up, but Mizrachi hit the on the turn to seal the tournament.