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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, June 03, 2024 to Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Event #13: $10,000 Dealers Choice Championship (6-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,311,300
  • Entries: 141
  • Remaining: 0

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Thursday, June 6, 2024 3:32 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 11 hours ago)
Robert Mizrachi Wins WSOP $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship ($333,045)

Robert Mizrachi

It took an extra day, but Robert Mizrachi is now a five-time WSOP bracelet winner.

The final three in Event #13: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship returned for Day 4, with Ryutaro Suzuki and Michael Martinelli falling just short as Mizrachi picked up $333,045 after topping a field of 141 players.

The result comes ten years since his victory in the $1,500 Dealer's Choice Championship, and sees him draw level with his brother Michael with a handful of WSOP titles.

Event #13: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship Final Table results

PlacePlayerCountryEarnings
1Robert MizrachiUnited States$333,045
2Michael MartinelliUnited States$215,848
3Ryutaro SuzukiJapan$144,431
4Ben LambUnited States$99,885
5David BachUnited States$71,476
6Richard BaiUnited States$52,985
Robert Mizrachi
Robert Mizrachi

Winner's Reaction

After his win, Mizrachi said that he felt he was "playing his best game right now" and that it felt good to be back in the WSOP's winner's circle.

"It feels great," he said. "I'm playing my best game right now — probably better than ever. I'm so happy. I just want to focus and be there for my family and hopefully good things will happen."

Yesterday, the atmosphere was convivial with games chosen by opponents, dealers — even the rail — but today, Mizrachi said, was all business.

"We had to figure out [which games] we both agreed on and I was happy with my choices. I feel like I played my best game."

"I like Pot Limit [games] because you can control the pot against a weaker player. He can't really put pressure on you pre-flop, so you can see more flops and you can really control things post-flop."

"It's a more skilled structure as opposed to No-Limit where he could just go all in on any hand and it becomes higher variance."

Robert Mizrachi and Michael Martinelli
Robert Mizrachi and Michael Martinelli

Final Day Action

Mizrachi started the day as chip leader, and quickly got to work extending the lead over his opponents. He almost eliminated Ryutaro Suzuki in 2-7 Triple Draw, but the Japanese player was left with 100,000 chips after folding

Ultimately, on the very next hand, it was Michael Martinelli who sent Ryutaro to the rail in Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, but he still faced a 2:1 chip deficit heads-up.

And, in truth, the comeback never looked to be on. Mizrachi stretched his lead further with a scoop in Badeucey, extended his chip lead in Pot-Limit Omaha and got it done in Pot Limit 2-7 Triple Draw to wrap up the day inside of an hour.

What's next for the WSOP's newest five-time champion? His eyes are set on another bracelet:

"I'm going to try and play more [events] while I'm playing well."

Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:48 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Michael Martinelli Eliminated in 2nd Place ($215,848)

Michael Martinelli

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Both Michael Martinelli and Robert Mizrachi drew three cards. Martinelli bet the pot for 280,000 and Mizrachi called.

Martinelli drew one and Robert Mizrachi drew two. Martinelli bet the pot 840,000 and Mizrachi raised all in. Martinelli called.

Martinelli drew one and Robert Mizrachi stood pat.

Michael Martinelli:       [allin]
Robert Mizrachi:      

Mizrachi had made a perfect nine and would need to sweat his opponent's last card, but Mizrachi's hands were already aloft, signalling to his rail that he'd won before Martinelli turned over the   for a pair.

Robert Mizrachi8,500,0001,200,000
Michael Martinelli0-1,300,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:46 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Updated Counts to Begin Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
Robert Mizrachi7,300,000400,000
Michael Martinelli1,300,000-300,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:43 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Two In a Row for Mizrachi in PLO

Pot-Limit Omaha High

On a     flop Michael Martinelli called a bet of 125,000 from Robert Mizrachi. The turn was the   and Martinelli check-called 175,000.

The river was the   and both players checked. Mizrachi announced "Top two," and tabled      and took down the pot.

On the very next hand, Martinelli raised for the pot preflop and Mizrachi called. The flop was     and Mizrachi check-called 125,000.

The turn was the   and both players checked. Mizrachi bet 225,000 on the   river and Martinelli folded.

Robert Mizrachi6,900,000300,000
Michael Martinelli1,600,000-300,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:41 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Life Outside Poker: How Faraz Jaka Went from Bedridden to Bracelet Winner
Faraz Jaka
Faraz Jaka

Life Outside Poker is a new podcast for PokerNews hosted by Connor Richards that seeks to pull back the curtain on poker players and allow viewers and listeners to get to know them on a personal level.

For the sixth episode, Connor spoke with longtime poker pro and coach Faraz Jaka, who was fresh off a runner-up finish in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship. Jaka talked about running up a six-figure bankroll in college, going broke and moving down stakes, battling back from a debilitating back injury to win his first bracelet in 2023 and running deep in this year's $25,000 Heads-Up Championship.

Jaka also talked about his site Jaka Coaching, discussed what makes a good poker coach and offered advice for players looking to grind the WSOP this summer.

The Life Outside Poker podcast is available on major streaming platforms including Apple Podcasts, Spotify and iHeartRadio. You can also watch the interview with Faraz Jaka by heading to the PokerNews YouTube channel.

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Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:36 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Mizrachi Scoops in Badeucey

Robert Mizrachi

Badeucey

For now, the pair have agreed to play four hands of Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better and then four hands of Badeucey in this heads-up contest.

Michael Martinelli raised and Robert Mizrachi made it three bets. Martinelli called and both players drew two.

Mizrachi bet and Michael Martinelli raised. Mizrachi again made it three bets and Martinelli called. Mizrachi then stood pat and bet, with Martinelli drawing one and calling.

The actions and bets repeated on the end with Mizrachi tabling       for a nine-low, seven badugi. Martinelli had announced an eight for the badgui, but it wasn't enough with his       sent to the muck.

Robert Mizrachi6,600,000600,000
Michael Martinelli1,900,000-600,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:33 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 12 hours ago)
Mizrachi Inches Further Ahead

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

"Don't let the blue chips intimidate you," Robert Mizrachi said to Michael Martinelli as a barrel of 100,000-denomination chips, in a starling shade of blue, came to the table.

Mizrachi then picked up the first two hands of heads-up, betting river and getting a fold both times to extend his chip lead slightly.

Robert Mizrachi6,000,000300,000
Michael Martinelli2,500,000-300,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:19 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Ryutaro Suzuki Eliminated in 3rd Place ($144,431)

Ryutaro Suzuki

Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Blind on blind Ryutaro Suzuki got his last 100,000 chips in against Michael Martinelli.

Ryutaro Suzuki:      [allin]
Michael Martinelli:     

Martinelli flopped two pair on the     flop, with him repeating his opponent's outs like a mantra as the   and   turn came, sending Suzuki to the rail.

Robert Mizrachi5,700,0000
Michael Martinelli2,800,000100,000
Ryutaro Suzuki0-100,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:17 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Suzuki Left With 100k

2-7 Triple Draw

On the next hand, Robert Mizrachi drew three and Ryutaro Suzuki drew two. Both players checked. Mizrachi drew one and Suzuki drew two. Mizrachi bet and Suzuki called.

Both players drew one on the end, with Mizrachi's check-raised enough to get Suzuki to fold with just 100,000 remaining.

Robert Mizrachi5,700,000500,000
Michael Martinelli2,700,0000
Ryutaro Suzuki100,000-500,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:17 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Mizrachi Wins Three-Way Pot

2-7 Triple Draw

Ryutaro Suzuki opened and got called by Michael Martinelli. Robert Mizrachi raised and got two callers.

Martinelli drew three, Mizrachi drew one and Suzuki drew two. It checked to Mizrachi who bet and got two callers.

Martinelli drew two, with the other players drawing one. The betting action repeated and on the end Martinelli drew one, Mizrachi stood pat and Suzuki drew one. Both players folded to a Mizrachi bet.

Robert Mizrachi5,200,000900,000
Michael Martinelli2,700,000-400,000
Ryutaro Suzuki600,000-500,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:07 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Mizrachi Up and Running

2-7 Triple Draw

Robert Mizrachi opened and Ryutaro Suzuki raised. Michael Martinelli folded and Mizrachi re-raised. Suzuki called.

Suzuki drew two and Mizrachi drew one. Suzuki check-called a bet and drew two, with Mizrachi standing pat.

The Japanese player then check-folded to another bet from Mizrachi.

Robert Mizrachi4,300,000680,000
Michael Martinelli3,100,000-190,000
Ryutaro Suzuki1,100,000-455,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:01 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Shuffle Up and Deal

The three remaining players have returned to the big main stage feature table to play down to a winner and the dealer has been instructed to shuffle up and deal.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 2:00 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 13 hours ago)
Level 24 started
Level: 24
Blinds: 0/0
Ante: 0
Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:07 AM Local Time (about 17 days and 16 hours ago)
Final Three Battle For Glory in Event #13: $10,000 Dealer’s Choice Championship

Ryutaro Suzuki

Three days of action in Event #13: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship were not enough to award the latest gold bracelet at the 2024 World Series of Poker, leaving the final three players to play an extra day to earn their spot in WSOP history.

Ryutaro Suzuki and Michael Martinelli will both be looking up at chip leader Robert Mizrachi when play begins on an unscheduled Day 4 at 2 p.m. local time at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Mizrachi secured the chip lead with 3,620,000 chasing a fifth WSOP bracelet, while Suzuki is looking for a second.

Day 3 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
1Robert MizrachiUnited States3,620,00023
2Michael MartinelliUnited States3,290,00021
3Ryutaro SuzukiJapan1,555,00010
Robert Mizrachi
Robert Mizrachi

Each of the three remaining players have locked up $144,431, with Thursday's champion taking home $333,045 and the accolades that come with conquering the Dealer's Choice Championship. Action will resume at 2 p.m. local time at the Horseshoe feature table on Level 24, and play will continue until a winner is determined.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1  $333,045
2  $215,848
3  $144,431
4Ben LambUnited States$99,885
5David BachUnited States$71,476
6Richard BaiUnited States$52,985
Michael Martinelli
Michael Martinelli

Be sure to stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting will be your source for updates throughout the added day as the newest WSOP champion is crowned in Las Vegas.