Can The Grinder pull this one off? Michael Mizrachi, otherwise known as The Grinder in poker circles, took third place in the 2016 WPT Tournament of Champions (which was won by Farid Yachou). The Grinder is looking to improve upon third place after final tabling the TOC in back-to-back years. Only five other players stand in his way of shipping the TOC. The Grinder grew up in South Florida, so this is essentially his home turf. Can the local boy bink the big one?
Daniel Weinman goes into the final table with the chip lead and a big stack worth 872K. The Grinder is second overall in chips with a tick under 700K. Erik Seidel finished up with an above-average stack at 540K. Also advancing to the final table... Dylan Wilderson, Dave Ormsby, and Dan Santoro.
The final six are slugging it out for a bunch of added prizes (valued at $150K) including a swanky new Audi! First place pays out $381,500, plus a seat in Tiger Woods' charity poker tournament.
Only the top 9 places get paid out. Notables who cashed but missed the final table included Stefan Schillhabel (7th place), Jesse Sylvia (8th place), and Jonathan Jaffe ($38,150).
The final table kicks off at 4pm ET at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, FL. There will be a live stream on Twitch via 30-minute delay...and commentary will be provided in multiple languages!