In today’s World Series of Poker review, we bring you news of victories for both Robert Mizrachi and Kyle Julius and Chris Ferguson makes an appearance in the $1,500 Dealers Choice event.
In boxing, there is a term they used to define the greatest boxer throughout the varying weights: pound-for-pound. Poker is similar. Instead, we don’t have weight classes; we have different derivatives of the game. So who is the best card-for-card poker player in the world? It’s a difficult choice. However, Robert Mizrachi is one of the players worth a mention.
Mizrachi the Elder has taken down the $10,000 Stud World Championships after denying Matt Grapenthien his third Stud World Championship title in the past three years, by beating him in heads-up action.
87 players created a total prize pool of $817,800, and Mizrachi earned $242,662 for the win. It was his fourth WSOP bracelet, all in differing disciplines. The victory moves his career live earnings beyond the $6m mark. He has now won more bracelets than his younger brother, Mike.
It is the third successive year that Mizrachi has one a bracelet.
• 2016: $10,000 World Championship Stud
• 2007: $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha
1. Robert Mizrachi – $242,662
2. Matt Grapenthien – $149,976
3. George Danzer – $103,230
4. Ted Forrest – $72,971
5. Steve Weiss – $53,012
6. David Benyamine – $39,611
7. Calvin Anderson – $24,142
8. Rod Pardey – $19,727
9. Adam Friedman – $19,727
10. Stephen Chidwick – $16,638
11. Adam Owen – $16,638
12. Jeff Lisandro – $14,500
13. Felipe Ramos – $14,500
Kyle Julius Wins the Top Up Turbo Event
Is Kyle Julius about to name his newborn baby ‘Turbo?’
The 29-year old from Naperville, IL, and his partner are expecting in July. During a debate over name selection, Julius and his partner agreed that should he win a WSOP bracelet he could have the naming rights.
Julius has defeated 667 entrants in Event #4: $1,000 Turbo Top Up No-Limit Hold’em. It’s not only his first-ever bracelet, but it’s his first live tournament victory of note. He finished runner-up to Peter Vilandos in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event back in 2012.
The Top-Up Turbo event was making it’s WSOP debut. Players were able to double their stack by paying an additional $1,000, or by qualifying for the event via the $55 buy-in online or live satellite. Julius doubled his stack after competing in a live satellite.
The final table was done and dusted in a little over two hours.
Final Table Results
1st. Kyle Julius – $142,972
2nd. Bart Lybaert – $88,328
3rd. Ben Yu – $61,137
4th. Karl Held – $43,001
5th. Hugo Perez – $30,742
6th. Christian Blech – $22,345
7th. Nitis Udonpim – $16,518
8th. George Dolofan – $12,422
9th. Vinny Pahuja – $9,506
The Best of the Rest
Ben Lindemulder will head into Day 3 of The Colossus II with two million more chips than his nearest competitor. The Day 1C chip leader finished Day 2 with 5,325,000. The day started with 846 players and ended with 78. All the remaining players are guaranteed $10,289. Other notables in the field are Amir Lehavot (1,545,000), David “ODB” Baker (890,000), Ylon Schwartz (860,000), and Ben Heath (705,000).
Svetlana Gromenkova leads the final 85 players in Event #5: $1,500 Dealers Choice. 389 players entered the event including Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson. British mixed game specialist Richard Ashby made it through to Day 2, as did the former Full Tilt Director.