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WSOP: Robert Mizrachi with fifth bracelet, Erik Seidel eliminated by one-outer

Today we have again an article full of interesting facts for you. We start with Robert Mizrachi matching his brother in bracelet count, talk about the unfortunate elimination of Erik Seidel, and finish with a WSOP Hall of Fame nomination.


Robert Mizrachi no longer has to envy his brother

Last night we watched the unscheduled fourth day of the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship (6-Handed) with 141 entries and a prizepool of $1,311,300, where only the top three players made it to the final day. That group was led at the start by Robert Mizrachi.

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In case anyone didn't know, Robert Mizrachi has a brother, Michael, who has 5 WSOP bracelets to his name. Robert had "only" 4 bracelets going into the night. However, everything changed in this tournament. 10 years after winning the $1,500 Dealer's Choice Championship, Robert also won the $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship. This earned him his fifth bracelet and $333,045 in prize money.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
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


One-outer knocks Erik Seidel out of the game

We saw a very unpleasant hand during the livestream on PokerGO, which they started referring to as the hand of the summer. It all played out on the third day of Event 16, which was a $5,000 8-Handed NLH with 823 entries and a prizepool of $3,036,000, with a $660,284 payday awaiting the winner.

41 players entered Day 3 and Erik Seidel had the second smallest stack. He managed to multiply his stack and jumped over one payjump after another. The top 21 players were in the hand and Erik hit a flush after the turn, only to have his opponent Sami Bechahed hit a flush as well. This hand is better seen than read about, so you can see what happened next in the attached video:

After this incredible hand, where Erik was sent out of the tournament with a one-outer, the WSOP Hall of Fame member picked up $26,007 for 21st place on the cashier's table.

WSOP Hall of Fame Nominations

And speaking of that WSOP Hall of Fame, we'll leave it at that, because it's that time of year when you can vote for who you think should be the new addition to the Poker Hall of Fame. On the WSOP website, you can nominate someone you think should be included in this list.

However, the person must meet certain criteria and these are: being at least 40 years of age, standing the test of time, long term profitable play, respect from opponents or success at high stakes. Unless the player is directly involved, he or she must be responsible for the overall growth and success of the poker industry in the long term. Each year, nominations begin first with a public vote that selects a dozen or so candidates, from which the living members of the Hall of Fame then select the new entrant.

Last year, Brian Rast was added to that list, beating out names like Josh Arieh, Jeremy Ausmus, Ted Forrest, Kathy Liebert, Mike Matusow, Lon McEachern and Norman Chad (together as a pair), Matt Savage, Isai Scheinberg and Bill Smith.

Who would you nominate for the Poker Hall of Fame? Let us know in the comments on our social media!

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