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‘The Grinder’ vs. Duhamel

Give both of ’em credit

by Phil Hellmuth |  Published: Jan 07, 2011


The World Series of Poker main-event title is far and away the most coveted prize in the poker world. With it comes the permanent title of “World Champion of Poker.” The $50,000 buy-in Players Championship at the WSOP is either the second-most or third-most coveted title, depending on where you place the World Poker Tour Championship event on your list. In 2010, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi won the Players Championship, and then made the final table of the main event! No matter where The Grinder finished at the main-event final table, winning the Players Championship and making the final table of the main event — with its 7,319 players — was a legendary feat. With five players remaining at the WSOP main-event final table, and the blinds at 500,000-1 million, the following hand came up. Everyone folded to Jonathan Duhamel (26.5 million) in the small blind, and he opened for ...

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