2019 World Series of Poker

Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
Dias: 1
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Informações do Nível
100,000 / 200,000

Michael Mizrachi Off to Strong Start in Record Field for $1,500 Eight Game

Nível 10 : 800/1,600, 0 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

The previous four editions of $1,500 Eight Game Mix all fell short of a 500-player mark but the 2019 edition brought a new record with 612 registrations to the tournament. Day 1 saw 225 players bag up advancing stacks and they will return to the felt on Monday, June 10, at 2 p.m. local time.

There is a $177,294 first-place prize on the horizon but there is still a long road towards the bracelet ahead of the remaining players. Their first objective will be to sneak inside the top 92 places to secure at least a minimum cash.

If there is a player who is usually going straight for the top prize, it has to be four-time bracelet winner Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. Renowned for his aggressive style and unprecedented success in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship (he has won the Chip Reese Trophy three times), Mizrachi is usually seen either near the top of the counts or out of the tournament altogether. The former applied for today as Mizrachi finished the day with 74,500, nearly three times the average stack.

"I don't know how to bluff anymore," Mizrachi said to Ivo Donev during the day. However, Mizrachi proved that he still has some moves up his sleeve. He will surely eye WSOP bracelet number five to take the lead in family rankings. He's currently tied with his brother Rob who himself just missed the chance to earn his fifth, finishing third in the Omaha 8 Championship today.

Along with The Grinder, there are dozens of accomplished players coming back for Day 2. Russian player Aleksandr Gofman (95,800) impressed on a table where he sat between Phil Hellmuth and Brian Yoon. Hellmuth also navigated through, thanks to his second bullet. He'll return to 13,200 chips.

Matt Glantz, John Cernuto, Andrey Zaichenko, and Carol Fuchs have all reported promising chip stacks and so did former champion of this event Ron Ware (45,100). Ware's successor to the throne, defending champ Philip Long also advanced. Long is right around the virtual average line with 26,000.

The above-mentioned names represent just a fraction of the talented field that will be back in action tomorrow, so come back to PokerNews at 2 p.m. PDT for more updates from the popular mixed-game tournament.

Tags: Aleksandr GofmanAndrey ZaichenkoBrian YoonCarol FuchsIvo DonevJohn CernutoMatt GlantzMichael MizrachiPhil HellmuthPhilip Long

Hellmuth's Bustout Followed by Classic Rant

Nível 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth


With the board reading {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Phil Hellmuth already all in on a previous street, two other players continued battling for a side pot which resulted in a three-way showdown.

The first player, who had bet 4,000 on the river, rolled over {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and the second player mucked. Hellmuth, sitting across the table, stood up, holding his hole cards. He pointed at the board and said, "What the f*** is this?" hardly meant as a question.

He threw the {3-Diamonds} on the table while keeping the rest of his cards in his hand, and continued.

"How is this possible." Then he mumbled something about the worst players ever, followed by, "but they keep winning."

Hellmuth's opponent remained quiet.

"What were you drawing to? What did you think I had?" Hellmuth added.

Jen Harman pointed that her neighbor had a flush draw, and Hellmuth soon walked away from the table, ending his trademark rant.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Phil Hellmuth

Another Test of Versatility Starts Today as Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix Kicks Off

Phil Ivey won the inaugural $1,500 8-Game Mix in 2014
Phil Ivey won the inaugural $1,500 8-Game Mix in 2014

Following the $1,500 versions of Dealer's Choice and H.O.R.S.E. events that have both found their winners earlier this week, the mixed-game action at 2019 World Series of Poker now moves on to Event #23: $1,500 Eight Game Mix, a three-day event which starts today at 3 p.m. local time.

The variety of disciplines included in 8-Game allows the participants to showcase their prowess in both limit and big bet games with the traditional H.O.R.S.E. disciplines enhanced by the presence of No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha, and 2-7 Triple Draw. The event rules allow players an optional single re-entry should they need it.

This year marks the fifth time the $1,500 8-Game Mix has been included among bracelet events, with the debut edition won by none other than Phil Ivey back in 2014. The tournament then had a one-year hiatus before returning to the schedule in 2016, and it has become a permanent fixture ever since then.

The turnouts for the event undoubtedly prove the popularity of the $1,500 8-Game. Each of the previous four appearances on WSOP schedule resulted in a field attacking 500 entries, always falling just short of the mark. Paul Volpe, Ron Ware, and Philip Long have followed in Ivey's footsteps and emerged as champions.

YearWinnerCountryFirst prizeEntries
2014Phil IveyUnited States$166,986485
2016Paul VolpeUnited States$149,943491
2017Ron WareUnited States$145,577472
2018Philip LongUnited Kingdom$147,348481

PokerNews will provide live updates from the 8-Game battle from start to finish so make sure to come back at 3 p.m. for the hand histories.

Tags: Paul VolpePhil IveyPhilip LongRon WareWorld Series of Poker