by Joseph Smith Sr.
Players choose their poker game of choice to play for one circuit of the deck. Most attempt to choose a variation that they believe gives them an advantage over the other table players. Sometimes this strategy works well when you're with players that have a history. Other timed you're sitting at a table in the WSOP and most of the other players are great at all games.
When one of the players is a Mizrachi from the Florida Mizrachi poker dynasty that includes Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi you know there is probably not any game you can choose that would favor you.
The Grinder's older brother, Robert Mizrachi, is one of those players and he was at this final table. Heads-up with Aaron Schaff, Mizrachi called for A-5 triple draw. Cards were dealt and he soon had Schaff all-in and drawing dead, after tabling a 6-5-3-2-A to Schaff's 7 high, it was lights out,game over.
Robert Mizrachi had his second WSOP gold bracelet and another $147,092 to add to his play bank. Aaron Schaff heads home to East Brunswick, New Jersey with $90,854 for second place. The event signed up 419 entrants and created a prize pool of $565,650. The top 42 finishers collected prize money.
The following lists the six final table players' order of finish and prize money awarded to each.
Robert Mizrachi ----- $147,092
Aaron Schaff --------- $90,854
Shane Abbott --------- $58,414
Bill Chen -------------- $38,735
Daniel Idema ----------$26,444
Frank Kassela -------- $18,575
Congratulations to Robert Mizrachi for winning his second WSOP gold bracelet and the winner's share of $147,092 cash.