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Team Mizrachi Mowing Down WSOP Main Event Field
Win the Main Event first; continue conquering the poker world later. Those are the goals of the Brothers Mizrachi, who are represented fourfold at this year’s WSOP Main Event.
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi is the most well known of the four, while eldest brother Robert is a familiar face to those around the pro tournament circuit. Unknown to most are brothers Eric and Danny Mizrachi, who also hail from Miami, Florida.
Right now all four are still alive and crushing the competition in the most prestigious poker tournament in the world. The Grinder also remains alive in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
Eric, who has the smallest stack of the four at 165k, is actually Michael's twin and the two 29-years-olds are separated by just two minutes. Robert is the oldest at 31, while Danny is the baby of the bunch at 23.
"We're all hungry for chips," said Danny.
"We're just taking it day-by-day," Eric Mizrachi said of their strategy and mindset coming into Day 3.
Not only do the brothers share a blood bond, they also have a financial stake in one another. "We all swap percentages," Eric told PokerListings. That has led to a lot of running between tables to sweat each other.
Eric and Danny are sitting three tables apart in the Pavilion Room, while Robert and Michael are seated at nearby one another in the Amazon Room. Anytime there is an all-in and a call announced by a dealer at one of their tables, one of the brothers is running over to make sure Team Mizrachi stays intact.
Right now it's looking good for Team Mizrachi. The Grinder is among the chip leaders with 360k and Robert isn't far behind with 275k. But don't discount the younger and less-known brothers.
"[Robert and Michael] are more experienced, but we've all been playing poker our whole lives and we play in all the tournaments online," Eric Mizrachi said.
While all four have aspirations to dominate the game for years to come, their focus is squarely on the task at hand. "It's the Main Event baby," a youthfully jubilant Danny Mizrachi said of his 250k stack. "It doesn't get any bigger."