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Robert Mizrachi Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship

37-Year-Old Poker Pro Wins Fourth Gold Bracelet and $242,662


Robert Mizrachi has won the 2016 World Series of Poker $10,000 seven card stud championship, defeating a field of 87 players to win his fourth WSOP gold bracelet and the $242,662 first-place prize. This was the third year in a row that Mizrachi has won a WSOP title, having taken down the 2014 $1,500 dealer’s choice event and the 2015 $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better event.

“This one was very exciting because it’s a very prestigious game,” Mizrachi told WSOP reporters afterwards. “This game has been played a long time, so it’s very satisfying to win such a prestigious tournament.”

Mizrachi came into the final day as the chip leader among the six remaining players. He had plenty of tough competition to deal with including David Benyamine (6th – $39,611), six-time bracelet winner Ted Forrest (4th – $72,971) and three-time bracelet winner George Danzer (3rd – $103,230).

In the end it came down to a heads-up battle between Mizrachi and Matt Grapenthien, who won this same tournament in 2014 and was looking to capture his second gold bracelet. Mizrachi began the final showdown with the lead, but play continued for more than three hours with plenty of swings before the ultimate hand arose.

Matt GrapenthienGrapenthien brought it in for 20,000 with the 4Club Suit and Mizrachi completed to 60,000 with the 9Heart Suit. Grapenthien raised to 120,000 and Mizrachi made it three bets to go. Grapenthien called and fourth street brought him the 2Club Suit and Mizrachi the 6Club Suit. Mizrachi bet and Grapenthien called. Fifth street gave Grapenthien the 9Spade Suit and Mizrachi the ASpade Suit. Again Mizhrachi bet and Grapenthien called. Sixth street gave Grapenthien the QClub Suit and Mizrachi the 8Spade Suit.

Mizrachi bet again and Grapenthien raised,, putting himself all in. Mizrachi quickly called and revealed his hole cards of ADiamond SuitAClub Suit for trips. Grapenthien was drawing dead with his 4Heart Suit3Spade Suit.

In the end their final boards looked as follows:

Grapenthien: (4Heart Suit3Spade Suit)4Club Suit2Diamond Suit9Spade SuitQClub Suit(2Club Suit)
Mizrachi: (ADiamond SuitAClub Suit)9Heart Suit6Club SuitASpade Suit8Spade Suit(QDiamond Suit)

Grapenthien earned $149,976 as the runner up while Mizrachi secured the title and his fourth gold bracelet.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Robert Mizrachi $242,662 480
2 Matt Grapenthien $149,976 400
3 George Danzer $103,230 320
4 Ted Forrest $72,971 240
5 Steve Weiss $53,012 200
6 David Benyamine $39,611 160
7 Bill Chen $30,466 120
8 Calvin Anderson $24,142 80

Winner photo courtesy of WSOP / Melissa Haereiti.

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