Event #2 - Grinder leads $50k Players' Championship

Event #2 - Grinder leads $50k Players' Championship

Monday, 31 May 2010

54 players were still in the hunt for the $1,559,046 first prize going into day three of the $50k buy-in Players' Championship and by the close only 21 were left.

One player who could certainly do with the money is Michael Mizrachi. As we reported earlier this month, The Grinder has been suffering from some financial difficulties of late but he hasn't let that distract him, working his way up to the top of the chip counts in the biggest by-in event at this year's World Series.

Joining him at the top of the leader board are Russia's Vladimir Schmelev, David Oppenheim, Abe Mosseri, Daniel Alaei and older brother Robert Mizrachi.

High profile casualties included Barry Greenstein, Noah Boeken, Scotty Nguyen, Jeff Lisandro, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Doyle Brunson and defending champion David Bach.

The bubble will burst when play resumes later today with the top 16 finishers making the money. Join us tomorrow to see who's in the money.

The remaining chip counts are as follows:

Michael Mizrachi 1,483,000,
Vladimir Schmelev 1,432,000
David Oppenheim 1,340,000
Abe Mosseri 1,338,000
Daniel Alaei 1,257,000
Robert Mizrachi 1,032,000
Mikael Thuritz 952,000
Allen Bari 940,000
James Van Alstyne 845,000
John Juanda 788,000
Brett Richey 754,000
David Baker 713,000
Lyle Berman 696,000
Alexander Kostritsyn 638,000
Nick Schulman 611,000
Ilya Bulychev 602,000
Kirk Morrison 518,000
Andy Bloch 418,000
Erik Seidel 373,000
David Singer 364,000
Eli Elezra 336,000

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