Robert Mizrachi Wins Fifth Career WSOP Bracelet

Robert Mizrachi triumphed in this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP) $10,000 dealer’s choice championship, outlasting a field of 124 entries to earn $333,045 and his fifth career bracelet. With this victory, Mizrachi joined the elite group of just 38 players in WSOP history to have won five or more bracelets.

This win also tied Robert with his younger brother, Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi, who also has five WSOP wins.

Robert Mizrachi won his first bracelet in 2007, capturing the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship for $894,100. His second came in 2014 in the inaugural dealer’s choice event at the WSOP, earning him $147,092. In 2015, he claimed his third bracelet in a $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better tournament, pocketing $251,022. He secured his fourth bracelet in 2016 by winning the $10,000 stud championship, earning $242,662.

At 45, the South Florida native now boasts over $9.2 million in career tournament earnings, with more than $4.6 million of that from his 93 WSOP cashes. His largest payday came from winning the 2022 World Poker Tour Venetian main event, which netted him $894,100.

This latest victory marked Mizrachi’s first final-table finish of 2024. The 660 Card Player Player of the Year points he earned moved him into the top 600 in the overall POY standings. Additionally, his 333 PokerGO Tour points brought him close to the top 25 in that race.

Several big names made deep runs in this event but fell short of the final table, including three-time bracelet winner David ‘Bakes’ Bakes (16th), five-time bracelet winner John Monnette (15th), four-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (13th), ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey (11th), six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (10th), and bracelet winner Max Kruse.

The event, originally scheduled for three days, required an unscheduled fourth day to determine a champion. Richard Bai (6th – $52,985), three-time bracelet winner David Bach (5th – $71,476), and two-time bracelet winner Ben Lamb (4th – $99,885) were eliminated late on day 3.

Mizrachi entered the final day as the chip leader among the remaining three players, with Michael Martinelli close behind. Bracelet winner Ryutaro Suzuki was the first to be eliminated on the final day. After losing a significant pot in deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball, Suzuki went all-in during a pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better hand with K♦ K♣ J♣ 6♦ against Martinelli’s A♠ J♦ 7♣ 2♥. The board ran out J♥ 9♣ 7♥ 8♠ 2♦, giving Martinelli two pairs and the knockout. Suzuki earned $144,431 for his third-place finish, bringing his career tournament earnings to nearly $450,000.

Heads-up play saw Mizrachi holding a roughly 2:1 chip lead over Martinelli. Mizrachi extended his advantage early on and maintained his lead until the final hand, which occurred during a round of pot-limit deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball. Both players drew three cards initially. Martinelli bet 280,000, Mizrachi called, and both drew two and one cards, respectively. Martinelli bet 840,000, Mizrachi raised all-in, and Martinelli called. Mizrachi stood pat with 9-5-4-3-2, while Martinelli ended up with a pair after drawing a 4. Mizrachi’s nine-low secured him the title, and Martinelli earned $215,848 for his runner-up finish, marking the largest score of his career.

Final table results:

PlacePlayerEarningsPOY PointsPGT Points
1Robert Mizrachi$333,045660333
2Michael Martinelli$215,848550216
3Ryutaro Suzuki$144,431440144
4Ben Lamb$99,885330100
5David Bach$71,47627571
6Richard Bai$52,98522053

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