Mizrachi wins WSOP Dealer's Choice

Mizrachi wins WSOP Dealer's Choice

Monday, 23 June 2014

Over three weeks into the 2014 World Series of Poker and we hadn't written anything about the first family of poker, the Mizrachis. Robert Mizrachi remedied that over the weekend after taking the inaugural WSOP Dealer's Choice bracelet.

419 players took to the tables in the $1,500 buy-in event, competing in 16 poker formats including badeucey, badacey and even five card draw.

Mizrachi pocketed a first prize of $147,092 after working his way through a final table that included Frank Kassela, Daniel Idema and Bill Chen. The Floridian sealed his second WSOP bracelet via Ace-to-Five Triple Draw condemning start of day leader Aaron Schaff to second and $90,854.

"There's definitely a lot of pride in winning this event,” said Mizrachi. “It's a very skilled event. You not only have to know all the games, but you have to pick the games that your opponent's don't play as well."

The American added that he'd like to see more Dealer's Choice events added to the WSOP schedule.

"It would be nice if the $50K [Poker Players Championship] was exactly the same way as this, because you can guarantee all the players would still play it, and the skill really shows," Mizrachi told WSOP.com. "I think this would be good for a $10,000 buy-in, or maybe a $25,000 buy-in, but we should still keep this one because you want to introduce players to the game."

$1,500 Dealer’s Choice Final Table Positions and Payouts:

1. Robert Mizrachi – $147,092
2. Aaron Schaff – $90,854
3. Shane Abbott – $58,414
4. Bill Chen – $38,735
5. Daniel Idema – $26,444
6. Frank Kassela – $18,575

Tags: WSOP 2014, Robert Mizrachi, Aaron Schaff, Bill Chen, Daniel Idema, Frank Kassela