Friday June 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm

Ship it to the Grinder once again. Michael Mizrachi outlasted a field of 460 entrants to win 2019 WSOP Event #27 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud 8 for his fifth piece of WSOP jewelry. Mizrachi took down the $50K Poker Player's Championship last year and followed up with a bracelet in the second week of action at the WSOP. Also, Steve Song took down Event #28 $1K NL for a $341,854 score and his first bracelet.


Five bracelets. Five. The Grinder put himself in a special category of players who won five World Series of Poker events. With so many events these days at the WSOP (and overseas), especially at bargain-basement prices, winning a bracelet isn't what it used to be.

Then again, winning multiple bracelets is really the only way to separate the luckboxes and flashes in the pan from bona fide pros.


Five bracelets is one of those numbers that's become a good measuring stick to determine the best of the best.

Before last night, were 10 players siting on 5 bracelets and 15 total with 6 or more. The Grinder just joined the 5 Bling Club. He's now one of 26 players in the history of poker with at least five bracelet wins.

The current 5 Bracelet club includes the likes of legends like Stu Ungar, Scotty Nguyen, Johnny World Henningan, Allen Cunningham, Jason Mercier, and David Chui.

The Grinder won his fifth bracelet in 17 final table appearances at the World Series of Poker over the last 14 years or so. The Grinder won the 50K Poker Player's Championship three times including last year when he binked his fourth WSOP bracelet. The Grinder also shipped the 50K PPC in 2010 and 2012.

The Grinder also has a Europe bracelet if you are one of those purists who don't think non-Vegas WSOP bracelets should count. The Man counts the bling, so that's that. The Grinder has 5 bracelets.

That's a sick number anyway you cut it. Five.

The latest victory pushed Mizrachi over $9.3 million in WSOP earnings. According to Hendon Mob, the Grinder won over $17.1 million during his illustrious career as a poker pro.

Even if the Grinder never plays another tournament, he will still go down as one of the greatest poker players of all time. It's crazy to think he still has a couple of more decades to chase down another five pieces of bling.

Event #27 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud 8 - Final Results

The 2019 WSOP Event #27 was the Stud 8 Donkament. It attracted 460 Stud Hi/Lo specialists and noobs from all walks of life. The prize pool topped $621K with almost $143K set aside to the champion.

The final table included Michael Mizrachi, Robert Gray, Michael Sopko, Elias Hourani, Jan Stein, Jose Paz-Gutierrez, Martin Sawtell, and Matthew Schultz.

Jose Paz-Gutierrez from Bolivia was the token-non-Yank at the final table. Paz-Gutierrez bounced in sixth place and missed winning the bling for Bolivia.

The Grinder found himself heads-up against Robert Gray. Alas, Gray could not stop the destiny of the Grinder. Gray banked $88,254 for second place. Not too shabby, eh?

The Grinder walked away with $142,801, but he also added another shiny piece of jewelry to his collection. Ship it to the Grinder, five times.

Notables who cashed in Event #27 Stud 8 included Anna Wroblewski, Jason Daly, Jon Turner, Yuval Bronshtein, Barbara Enright, Karina Jett, Steve Z, Men the Master, Jesus Ferguson, Ben Tang, Larry Berg, Artie Cobb, Kathleen Armstrong, and Thor William Morstoel.

2019 WSOP - Event #27 $1,500 Seven-Card Stud 8

Entrants: 460

Prize Pool: $621,000

Payouts: 69


1. Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi (USA) $142,801

2. Robert Gray (USA) $88,254

3. Michael Sopko (USA) $60,330

4. Elias Hourani (USA) $42,014

5. Jan Stein (USA) $29,818

6. Jose Paz-Gutierrez (Bolivia) $21,575

7. Martin Sawtell (USA) $15,921

8. Matthew Schultz (USA) $11,986

Event #28 $1,000 NL - Final Results

Ryan Laplante went deep in another WSOP event, but his run ended in third place in Event #28 $1,000 NL. When the dust settled, Stephen Song from Greenwich, CT took down the 1K NL bling.

Event #28 $1,000 NL attracted 2,477 runners and a prize pool worth over $2.2 million. Only the top 372 places paid out with Song getting the bulk of the cheesecake with a score worth $341,854.

The final table for Event #28 included Steve Song, Scot Masters, Ryan Laplante, Sevak Mikaiel, Yosef Lider, Brazil's Renato Kaneoya, Australia's Dominic Coombe, Spain's Pedro Ingles, and Vegard Ropstad from Norway.

Laplante earned $154K for a third-place finish. Song defeated Scot Masters heads-up for the victory. Masters banked $211K for a runner-up finish. Song won his first bracelet and $342K in cash. Not too shabby, eh?

Phil Hellmuth busted in 16th place and missed out on winning another bracelet.

Notables who went deep and cashed in Event #28 included... Shaun Deeb, Jessica Dawley, Victor Choupeaux, Pete Chen, Harry Crane, Dan Zack, Eddy Sabat, Jacob Rubin, Matt Affleck, Jeff Madsen, Philip Yeh, Daniel Le, Tim West, Quoc Tran, Michael Kaplan, Marvin Rettenmaier, Ryan D'Angelo, Brian Yoon, Dan Strelitz, Sarah Lee, Tony Dunst, Ali Imsirovic, Louise Francouer, Mark Seif, and Lee Markholt.

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