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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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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:58 AM Local Time

Schmelev gives Mizrachi a walk in the big blind.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:58 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 250,000 and Vladimir Schmelev puts in the three-bet from the big blind to a total of 825,000. Mizrachi reaches for chips as his rail get up on their feet in anticipation of a big confrontation. It's not to be, as Mizrachi lets his hand go.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:55 AM Local Time

Schmelev opens for 300,000 and Mizrachi calls. The flop is     and Mizrachi checks to Schmelev, who bets 575,000. Mizrachi folds and Schmelev wins the pot.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:53 AM Local Time

In a limped pot, Vladimir Schmelev fires out 200,000 on a     flop, before Michael Mizrachi raises to 450,000. Schmelev snap-calls.

The turn is the  . Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who fires 390,000. Schmelev instantly raises to 1.5 million. He's playing super fast now. Mizrachi deliberates and tries to slow the pace, before releasing his hand.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:49 AM Local Time

Schmelev opens for 250,000 from the button and Mizrachi calls. Mizrachi leads for 150,000 on the     flop and Schmelev folds.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:47 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 225,000 before Vladimir Schmelev re-raises an additional 500,000 from the big blind. Mizrachi is taking his time with each decision now, after perhaps feeling a little rushed by the fast play of his opponent prior the break.

After a minute of thought he makes the call and we see a flop of    . Schmelev bets out 500,000. Mizrachi makes the call. The turn is the   and Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who fires 620,000. Schmelev quickly slides calling chips into the middle.

The river brings the   and Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who bets 1 million to force a quick fold from his opponent.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:43 AM Local Time

Schmelev limps in on the button and Mizrachi checks his option. The flop comes down     and both players check. The turn is the   and they check it again. The   lands on the river. Check-check a third time.

Mizrachi shows nine-deuce, Schmelev shows nine-five and they split the pot.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:41 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 250,000 and Vladimir Schmelev makes the call in the big blind.

The flop comes down     and Schmelev leads out for 450,000. Mizrachi thinks for a while before announcing a raise to 1.1 million. Schmelev cuts down a call as another big pot is brewing.

The turn is the   and Schmelev checks to Mizrachi who checks behind.

The river is the   and Schmelev quickly checks again over to Mizrachi who considers his options before checking behind.

Schmelev shows    for a pair of nines to win the pot.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:38 AM Local Time

Mizrachi - 8.8 million

Schmelev - 8.6 million

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:36 AM Local Time

Schmelev opens for 250,000 from the button and wins the blinds and antes.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:35 AM Local Time

First hand after the break, Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 200,000 and Vladimir Schmelev quickly re-raises to 750,000. Mizrachi thinks for a moment before he moves all in and Schmelev insta-calls!

Mizrachi:   

Schmelev:   

The flop lands     to give Mizrachi a huge sweat with the club flush draw. The crowd starts chanting for a club but the   turn gives Schmelev his Broadway straight to take away Mizrachi's pair outs.

It's all down to the river. A jack will chop it, a club will give Grinder the double, but anything else and it's all over.

BOOOOMMMM...the   spikes and the roof lifts off the Amazon Room!

Mizrachi doubles up with the nut flush! Buckle up kids, we're all square once again.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:28 AM Local Time

The players have returned and the battle for the bracelet has recommenced!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:10 AM Local Time

Vladimir Schmelev - 12,975,000

Michael Mizrachi - 4,425,000

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:07 AM Local Time

It's getting tense. Time for a break. Back in twenty.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:06 AM Local Time

Schmelev raises to 245,000 and wins the blinds and antes.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:06 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi has the button but gives Vladimir Schmelev a walk.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:05 AM Local Time

Schmelev opens for his usual 245,000 from the button and Mizrachi calls. Both players check the     flop. The turn is the   and Mizrachi bets 250,000. Schmelev calls and they go to the river. It's the   and Mizrachi makes it 500,000 to go. Schmelev quickly calls.

Schmelev shows    and takes it down.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:03 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi limps the button and Vladimir Schmelev checks his option in the big blind.

The flop is     and Schmelev checks before folding to Mizrachi's bet of 150,000.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 1:01 AM Local Time

Schmelev opens for 245,000 from the button and Mizrachi calls. Mizrachi leads out for 225,000 on the     flop, Schmelev raises to 575,000 and Mizrachi calls. The   lands on the turn and both players quickly check. The river is the   and Mizrachi bets 1,000,000. Schmelev pops out of his chair as soon as the chips hit the felt and takes a pensive look at his opponent, removing his sunglasses. Mizrachi calmly sips from his cup of coffee as Schmelev folds.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 12:57 AM Local Time

Michael Mizrachi raises the button to 245,000 and Vladimir Schmelev lets it go.