$50k Player's Championship - Mizrachi Wins!
It's been some ride, but there was a feeling once The Grinder developed such a convincing lead, he wouldn't relinquish it and indeed that proved the case as moments ago he finished off Vladimir Schmelev.
This is what happened.
The Sweet Schmelev Success
The Grinder shipped the button into Schmelev's short stack and deciding to take a stand, Schmelev made the call with Q♦ 8♠. It worked out pretty well for him as Mizrachi could only table Q♠ 5♣ for a dominated queen-high.
The flop was nondescript - 9♥ 6♥ 4♣ - changing nothing but the 5♥ on the turn made a world of difference.
Suddenly the Russian was praying on a rivered 7 or 8 to stay in contention and when the river was the 4♦, Mizrachi's fans cheers rang through the now largely-abandoned Amazon room.
Its vacancy merely helped to resonate the noise and as a broad smile spread across The Grinder's face, we finally had our Player's Championship Champion!
So 2nd place and $963,375 for the game Russian Vladimir Schmelev - who we are bound to see more of following this sterling performance but an astounding victory for Michael Mizrachi, who wins the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy and $1,559,046.
"I never give up...that's Rocky style," said Mizrachi following his victory.
We'll be following up with the full news story with quotes, along with winner photos but for now, thanks for following our coverage and congratulations to Michael Mizrachi who becomes the latest acclaimed winner of the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.
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