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2010 41st Annual World Series of Poker

Friday, May 28, 2010 to Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Event #2: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

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  • Buy-in: $50,000
  • Prizepool: $5,568,000
  • Entries: 116
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:24 PM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button in Seat 3. David Oppenheim opens for 175,000 from UTG and Michael Mizrachi calls from the big blind.

The flop is    . Mizrachi checks to Oppenheim who puts out a 235,000 bet. Mizrachi raises to 735,000 and Oppenheim calls. The turn is the   and Mizrachi leads out for 1,000,000. Oppenheim moves all-in and after a long think, Mizrachi calls.

Oppenheim   

Mizrachi   

The river is the   and Oppenheim doubles up, taking a huge chunk out of Mizrachi's stack.

Team Mizrachi has been silenced for the moment.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:14 PM Local Time

The button is with Robert Mizrachi in Seat 8. Michael Mizrachi raises to 200,000 from under the gun and Vladimir Schmelev makes the call in the small blind. John Juanda comes along in the big blind and we see three-way action to the flop of    .

Schmelev leads out with a bet of 350,000. Juanda takes his time before making the call and the action is then with Mizrachi. He also takes a moment or two before coming over the top with a raise to 1.85 million! Both opponents quickly dive for cover as Mizrachi collects a very sweet pot to extend his chip advantage.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:10 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. Michael Mizrachi opens for 175,000 and Vladimir Schmelev defends his big blind.

The flop is    . Schmelev checks to Mizrachi, who bets 250,000. Schmelev calls. The turn is the   and both players check. The river falls the   and Schmelev checks a third time. Mizrachi bets 610,000 and Schmelev gives it up.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:07 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. John Juanda raises to 175,000 from the cutoff and David Oppenheim makes the call in the small blind.

The two go heads up to a flop of    . Oppenheim checks to Juanda who takes a moment or two before checking behind.

The turn is the   and Oppenheim checks again to Juanda who this time fires 225,000 into the middle which is enough to force Oppenheim from the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:03 PM Local Time

John Juanda has the button in Seat 4. Vladimir Schmelev opens for 175,000 and Michael Mizrachi calls.

The flop is    . Mizrachi leads out for 260,000 and Schmelev calls. The turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   and Mizrachi fires out 330,000. Schmelev calls.

Mizrachi has only queen-high with    and Schmelev takes it down with pocket fours.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 7:00 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. Robert Mizrachi raises to 150,000 from the cutoff, before John Juanda re-raises from the small blind to 425,000. Mizrachi releases and Juanda takes down a nice pot without seeing a flop.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:58 PM Local Time

Robert Mizrachi has the button in Seat 8. David Oppenheim raises to 175,000 and Robert Mizrachi calls.

Oppenheim leads out for 250,000 on the     flop and Mizrachi raises to 625,000. Oppenheim flat-calls. THe turn is the   and both players check. The river is the   and they check it down again.

Oppenheim shows    and Mizrachi mucks.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:53 PM Local Time

The button is with David Oppenheim in Seat 7. The table folds to Oppenheim and his raise to 175,000 is enough to take it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:52 PM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button in Seat 6. Vladimir Schmelev opens for 200,000 and wins the blinds and antes.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:51 PM Local Time

The button is with John Juanda in Seat 4. Play folds around to Juanda and he raises to 175,000 to take it down uncontested.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:50 PM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev has the button in Seat 3. Robert Mizrachi opens for 160,000, Schmelev reraises to 475,000 Mizrachi releases his hand and Schmelev takes down the pot.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:48 PM Local Time

The button is with Robert Mizrachi in Seat 8. Michael Mizrachi is under the gun and he opens with a raise to 175,000. The table folds around to John Juanda in the big blind. Juanda has been flying under the radar so far at this final table, steering clear of any major confrontations, but he decides to call and see a flop time time around.

The flop arrives    . Juanda checks and Mizrachi fires out 200,000 to take it down.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:45 PM Local Time

David Oppenheim has the button in Seat 7. John Juanda raises to 175,000, Michael Mizrachi calls from the cutoff and Vladimir Schmelev comes along from the big blind.

The flop is    . Schmelev checks to Juanda who bets 240,000. The bet shakes Mizrachi and Schmelev folds as well.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:43 PM Local Time

The button is with Michael Mizrachi in Seat 6. Play folds around to him and he makes it 150,000 to go. Robert Mizrachi makes the call in the big blind.

The flop arrives     and Robert leads out for 180,000. Grinder thinks for a few moments before letting it go as the brothers avoid a big clash.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:42 PM Local Time

John Juanda has the button in Seat 4. Michael Mizrachi opens for a raise and it is enough to pick up the blinds and antes.

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:40 PM Local Time

The button is with Vladimir Schmelev in Seat 3. David Oppenheim raised it up from under the gun. The amount was unknown but the result was clear; the table folded and Oppenheim collected the first pot after the break.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:40 PM Local Time

However the tournament turns out, the Mizrachi brothers have set a WSOP record today. Robert and Michael Mizrachi are the highest-finishing pair of siblings ever at a WSOP event. Annie Duke and Howard Lederer finished sixth and ninth respectively in a 1995 Pot-Limit Hold'em event while Ross and Barny Boatman finished seventh and ninth in a 2002 Pot-Limit Omaha event.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:40 PM Local Time

We're back and the cards are once again in the air!

It has also just been announced that the dinner break will be taken at 8:30pm which will be roughly half way through this level.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:22 PM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi - 5,175,000

David Oppenheim - 4,000,000

Vladimir Schmelev - 3,950,000

John Juanda - 2,365,000

Robert Mizrachi - 2,000,000

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 6:20 PM Local Time

It was a frantic finish to that level and I think we all need a break. About twenty minutes should do it!

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