The world poker tour The main event at Venice wrapped up in Las Vegas on Sunday night with veteran miller Robert Mizrachi making his debut. WPT title and a whopping payday of $894,100.
Mizrachi topped the field of 1,178 in the $5,000 entry cycle, taking the lion’s share of the $5,418,800 prize pool. The 43-year-old increased his lifetime earnings from the tournament to $8.7 million.
Robert was joined by his brother Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi in the winner’s circle, and he has two WPT own nicknames. At some point during the tournament, the two of them randomly sat side by side. The two are now the only brothers in the history of the trip to have each won a WPT Event. Robert has four too World Series of Poker bracelets, while Michael has five.
Robert had previously come close to winning a medal WPT event, having reached three previous final tables. His best showing was the 3rd place show in Hard Rock Poker Showdown in 2017.
This event, which is part of the ongoing Venice DeepStack Championship SeriesIt featured three starter rides, and had no trouble exceeding the stated $4 million warranty. Each of the final 148 players made money, receiving at least $8,500.
Notable personalities who have made deep tours include Toni Tran (9), Mike Eskandari (10), Dabo Ajayi (14), Rainer Kembe (16), Valerie Novak (17), Boris Kolev (18), Hussein Insan (20), Alex Keating (21st place), Ken Callas (22nd place), Jerry Wong (24th place), and Joe Siroc (27th place).
Javier Zarco was looking for his second big win in Venice, having previously won the CPPT deep pile Main event in 2017 for $557,804. Instead, he settled in sixth place, $188,000. He was joined at the final table by fellow Spaniard Juan Pardo, who finished eighth for $113,000.
Mizrachi defeated Nebraska’s Mike Fanner in a match that lasted only six hands. Mizrachi held a 4:1 lead in chips and quickly turned it into the win, losing a pair with an A-7 against Vanier’s K-10. Vanier earned $595,000, the largest result of his career.
The Mizrachis are among the most popular poker siblings, with even younger brothers Donnie and Eric playing the game. In fact, all four managed to make money in 2010 WSOP . World Series of Poker The main event.
There is also Sam, Max, and Lucas Greenwood from Toronto, Canada. Sam and Max both own a bracelet, and all three of them compete in high-profile live and online competitions. Missouri’s Blair and Grant Hinkle own a WSOP . World Series of Poker A bracelet, too, and this summer their younger brother Mason got close to adding one of his own.
And of course, there’s Howard Lederer and Annie Duke who are trapped. A decorated duo that was largely absent from the poker community after the disasters of Full Tilt Poker and the Epic Poker League.
Final table results
|3||Julian Bogdanov||440 thousand dollars||1,280|
|6||Javier Zarco||188000 dollars||640|
|7||Ariane Stolt||145,000 dollars||480|
|8||Juan Pardo||113,000 dollars||320|
Winner Photo Credit: World Series of Poker / Joe Giron