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2010 WSOP Event #2: $50,000 Player's Championship

WSOP, 2010-06-02, by Ozone

Before today, Michael 'the Grinder' Mizrachi was considered one of the best poker players never to have won a WSOP bracelet. After the $50,000 Player's Championship, Mizrachi's name will no longer be included in that conversation and will instead be engraved on the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy. His win over the prestigious field of 116 players added $1.55 million and a bracelet to his already impressive career resume that includes two wins on the World Poker Tour.

One person who stood in the Grinder's way until nearly the end was his older brother Robert who went out in 5th place for $341,000. Russian Vladmir Schmelev was worn away in second place for $963,000 despite starting heads-up with a 3:1 chip lead.

Here are the complete final table results:

1st: Michael Mizrachi - USA ($1,559,046)
2nd: Vladmir Schmelev - Russia ($963,375)
3rd: David Oppenheim - USA ($603,348)
4th: John Juanda - USA ($436,865)
5th: Robert Mizrachi - USA ($341,429)
6th: David 'Bakes' Baker - USA ($272,275)
7th: Daniel Alaei - USA ($221,105)
8th: Mikael Thuritz - USA ($182,463)
9th: Nick Schulman - USA ($152,739)

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