$50K Players Championship: Mizrachi Takes It Down For $1,451,527!
Our last update found Klodnicki in dire straights against Mizrachi. Klodnicki was at 1,875,000 in chips verses 14,325,000. That means that Mizrachi had Klodnicki 7-1 in chips.
Mizrachi continued to chip away at Klodnicki’s stack until Klodnicki didn’t have many pebbles to fight back with. It all came to a head when Klodnicki found a hand in Omaha eight-or-better, but it didn’t hold up against Mizrachi’s hand. Klodnicki finished in 2nd place.
Check out how the last few hands of heads up went down.
Folding In Stud
Mizrachi defended his bring-in by raising when Klodnicki completed. Klodnicki called the raise.
Klodnicki played the rest of the hand timidly, as he check-called fourth, fifth, and sixth street.
When seventh street was dealt, Klodnicki folded to a bet from Mizrachi.
Mizrachi: 9♠ 6♣ J♦ 8♥ (X X X)
Klodnicki: K♣ 5♣ 3♥ 9♥ (X X X)
Klodnicki continued to fold hands to Mizrachi in the Stud and Stud eight-or-better rounds. Not connecting with the hands ended up costing Klodnicki 725,000. When the Omaha eight-or-better round came up Klodnicki was alarmingly short with around 1.1 million.
During Omaha eight-or-better, Klodnicki needed to double up or ship out. Klodnicki raised on the button and got a call from Mizrachi.
The flop came K♣ 9♣ 3♦. Mizrachi check called a bet from Klodnicki. The turn brought the K♥ which paired the board. Mizrachi checked, Klodnicki bet, and Mizrachi raised. Klodnicki called to see the 9♦ drop on the river. This time, Mizrachi led out with a bet, and Klodnicki called.
Mizrachi showed down K♦ 5♣ 5♠ 4♠. Klodnicki couldn’t beat that and sent a big pile of chips over to Mizrachi’s monster stack.
Chris Klodnicki Eliminated in 2nd Place $896,935
The very next hand, Klodnicki got it all in during Omaha eight-or-better, and Mizrachi was anxious to be declared winner. He made the call, and both players flipped up their hands.
Klodnicki: A♠ J♥ 9♣ 2♠
Mizrachi: Q♦ J♣ 9♥ 8♥
The flop came down T♣ T♠ 7♠ which gave Mizrachi a wrap. The turn was the 6♥ which completed his straight. The A♥ was the final nail in the coffin, so Klodnicki was sent home as the runner up taking home $896,935.
Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi Takes 1st $1,451,527
After five days of grueling play and tough competition, Mizrachi was able to defeat 107 of the most talented poker players in the world. As if that wasn’t tough enough, this is the second time Mizrachi has won this event.
The first time he won this event was in 2010, and he took home $1,559,046. This year, he adds another $1,451,527 to his pockets, which brings him up to $13,928,701 in tournament wins for his career.
This is how the chips fell at the final table:
1 Michael Mizrachi $1,451,527
2 Chris Klodnicki $896,935
3 Andy Bloch $561,738
4 Luke Schwartz $604,736
5 Roland Israelashvili $317,882
6 Stephen Chidwick $253,497
7 Bill Chen $205,856
8 Buno Fitoussi $169,879
- Players Left
- Tables Left