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Robert Mizrachi Wins Fifth Career World Series of Poker Bracelet

Victory In 2024 $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Ties Robert With Younger Brother Michael Mizrachi At Five WSOP Titles

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Robert Mizrachi came out on top in this year’s World Series of Poker $10,000 dealer’s choice championship, topping a field of 124 entries to earn $333,045 and his fifth career bracelet. The win saw Mizrachi become just the 38th player in WSOP history to have won five or more bracelets.

This title run also saw Robert tie his younger brother, Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi with five wins at the series.

Mizrachi won his first bracelet back in 2007, taking down that year’s $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship for $894,100. His second came in 2014, when he emerged victorious in the first-ever dealer’s choice event held at the WSOP. He earned $147,092 for coming out on top in that event. 2015 saw him take down a $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better tournament for $251,022 and his third bracelet. His fourth came the following year in the $10,000 stud championship ($242,662).

The 45-year-old South Florida native now has more than $9.2 million in career tournament earnings to his name, with more than $4.6 million of that coming from his 93 WSOP cashes. His largest tournament payday came when he took down the 2022 World Poker Tour Venetian main event for $894,100.

This was Mizrachi’s first final-table finish of 2024. The 660 Card Player Player of the Year points he secured for the win moved him inside the top 600 in the overall POY standings. he also secured 333 PokerGO Tour points, enough to put him within reach of the top 25 in that race.

Plenty of big names ran deep in this event only to fall just short of the final table, including three-time bracelet winner David ‘Bakes’ Baler (16th), five-time bracelet winner John Monnette (15th), four-time bracelet winner Nick Schulman (13th), ten-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey (11th), six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu (10th), and bracelet winner Max Kruse (9th).

This event was scheduled to wrap up in three days, but ultimately needed an unscheduled fourth day of action to find a champion. Richard Bai (6th – $52,985), three-time bracelet winner David Bach (5th – $71,476), and two-time bracelet winner Ben Lamb (4th – $99,885) all hit the rail late on day 3.

Mizrachi bagged up the chip lead among the final three, with Michael Martinelli just a couple of big bets behind. Bracelet winner Ryutaro Suzuki was the first to fall on the final dat. He was left on fumes after losing a big deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball pot. He got the last of his stack in playing pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better with KDiamond SuitKClub SuitJClub Suit6Diamond Suit. Martinelli held ASpade SuitJDiamond Suit7Club Suit2Heart Suit. The board ran out JHeart Suit9Club Suit7Heart Suit8Spade Suit2Diamond Suit and Martinelli’s jacks up earned him the knockout. Suzuki earned $144,431 as the third-place finisher. The 2023 WSOP $3,000 nine-game event champion now has nearly $450,000 in recorded tournament earnings.

Heads-up play began with Mizrachi holding roughly a 2:1 chip lead over Martinelli. He was able to extend his advantage in the early going, and remained well ahead when the final hand arose during a round of pot-limit deuce-to-seven triple draw lowball.

Both players drew three to start and Martinelli bet the pot (280,000). Mizrachi called and drew two to Martinelli’s one. Martinelli bet pot again, this time for 840,000. Mizrachi raised all-in and Martinelli. Martinelli drew one and Mizrachi stood pat with 9-5-4-3-2. Martinelli revealed a 7-5-4-2. He drew up a four to end with a pair. Mizrachi’s nine low secured him the knockout and the title. Martinelli walked away with $215,848 for his efforts. This was the largest score yet for the Henderson, Nevada resident.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 Robert Mizrachi $333,045 660 333
2 Michael Martinelli $215,848 550 216
3 Ryutaro Suzuki $144,431 440 144
4 Ben Lamb $99,885 330 100
5 David Bach $71,476 275 71
6 Richard Bai $52,985 220 53

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Photo credits: WSOP / Omar Sader.