Michael Mizrachi



 

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Michael Mizrachi aka “The Grinder” is a hugely successful tournament poker player, with a lot of money finishes in major poker competitions. Michael is part of the November Nine final table in the 2010 World Series of Poker Championship Main Event in Las Vegas and will enter will enter the November Nine as one of the shorter stacks with over 16.5 million in chips.

Michael Mizrachi was born on January 5, 1981 in Miami, Florida. When he was a little boy, Michael wanted to become a doctor when he grows up, but he left this idea as soon as he discovered the great emotions that the game of poker provides. He got his nickname “The Grinder” because he is a solid player, who follows his strategy to play good and steady poker.

When he was a teenager he left the college and started playing poker in each spare minute. Michael Mizrachi has a twin brother – Eric Mizrachi. He is also a poker admirer, who participated several times in multiple tournaments – World Series Of Poker, World Poker Tour, etc. His younger brother Robert is also a solid poker gambler with a lot of experience.

 

Michael made his World Series Of Poker debut in 2004 at the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Holdem event and he finished on 11th place. Actually, most of the Mizrachis performances are at World Poker Tour competitions. In 2005 he took part in the $9,603 Main Event – No Limit Holdem Championship and he won the competition, adding to his account more than $1,859,000. He won also the $ 9,700 WPT Championship Event – No Limit Holdem in 2006 with the attractive cash prize of $1,173,373. Another major tournament in which Michael Mizrachi participated in was the Bellagio Weekly Tournaments, Ultimate Poker Challenge, Mirage Poker Showdown, Five-Diamond World Poker Classic and others. Of course, his most recent tourney result was final tabling the 2010 WSOP ME

Michael Mizrachi is a poker player who deserves the attention from other poker admirers. Despite the fact that he is very young, his professional attitude at the poker table is impressive to say the least.

Today Michael lives with his wonderful wife Aidilay and their two kids – a son, called Paul William and a daughter, named Julie Malka. His family lives in Hollywood, Florida. An interesting fact is that Michael loves his family so much that with the money that he earned from the poker competitions he bought a tour bus. By doing this it enables him to be always surrounded by his family.

Nowadays, there are so many young people, who have ambitions to become poker stars. Unfortunately not many of them have the required skills and qualities in order to succeed. Michael Mizrachi has the potential and I am sure that he will not surprise anyone in the poker world if he manages to recover from being a short stack at the final table of the 2010 WSOP ME to win the prestigious event.

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