Robert Mizrachi is no stranger to the Bahamas. In 2013, he finished 12th in the PCA Main Event for $95,000, and three years before that he placed 22nd for $75,000. In 2007, when Ryan Daut won what was then the WPT PCA, Mizrachi finished fourth for $409,703. Clearly he knows how to navigate a tough field.
That’s also evidenced by his four World Series of Poker gold bracelets. His first came in the 2007 WSOP when he won Event #50: $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha for $768,889, and the next came seven years later in the 2014 WSOP Event #41: $1,00 Dealer’s Choice for $147,092. In 2015, he won Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo for $251,022, and then this past summer won Event #3: $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship or $242,662. That’s three bracelets in three years, a rare occurrence in the poker world. Entering 2017, Robert has $6,144,673 in live tournament earnings.
With such an accomplished player in the field, we decided to spend an entire orbit observing the pro in action. Here's what we witnessed.
Hand #1 (Middle Position): Mizrachi opened for 450 and the player in the cutoff called. Michael Lipman did the same from the button, and then the player in the small blind three-bet to 1,500. Mizrachi called, as did the other two players, and the flop came down .
The small blind checked, Mizrachi bet 2,650, and the cutoff folded. Lipman called, the small blind folded, and the appeared on the turn. Mizrachi bet 8,000, which put Lipman to the test. Eventually Lipman folded with 6,600 behind and Mizrachi took down the pot.
Hand #2 (UTG+2): The under-the-gun player raised to 550 and Mizrachi folded.
Hand #3 (UTG+1): The under-the-gun player folded and so did Mizrachi.
Hand #4 (Under the Gun): Mizrachi folded.
Hand #5 (Big Blind): Michael Lipman opened for 500 from early position and the player on the button popped it to 1,000. Sam Greenwood then four-bet to 4,000, Mizrachi folded, and Lipman jammed his short stack. The button folded and Greenwood called.
It was a flip, but Greenwood failed to hold as an ace spiked on the river to give Lipman the double. Greenwood was knocked down to 28,000.
Hand #6 (Small Blind): A player raised to 500, four players called including Mizrachi, and then everyone folded when the player in the big blind three-bet to 4,200.
Hand #7 (Button): A player in middle position raised to 575 and Mizrachi called. The two players in the blinds called and four players took a flop of . Four checks later, the peeled off on the turn, which they all checked yet again. When the completed the board on the river, the small blind bet 1,000 and everyone else, including Mizrachi, folded.
Hand #8 (Cutoff): A player in middle position raised to 50 and Mizrachi three-bet to 1,500. The big blind called, as did the original raiser, and the flop fell . The big blind checked, the middle-position player bet 2,375, and both Mizrachi and the big blind folded.
Hand #9 (Hijack): Mizrachi folded after a middle-position player had raised to 350.