Michael Mizrachi is in a alliance of his own at the final table of the 2010 WSOP Capital Event.
If Mizrachi wins the Capital Accident he will become the alone amateur in WSOP history to win the celebrated $50k Players Championship and the Capital Accident in the above year.
Not alone that but Mizrachi would become the best clash balance baton with over $17 million, casual stars Phil Ivey and Daniel Negreanu.
"It's an astonishing achievement," he said. "It will apparently never appear afresh in poker history. It's just an amazing activity and I'm actual excited."
Mizrachi, who enters the final table seventh in chips with 14 million, is calmly the a lot of acclaimed poker pro in the November Nine.
Born in Miami, Florida, Mizrachi grew up in a ample ancestors with three brothers.
Mizrachi originally capital to be a doctor but he alone out to accompany his dreams of arena poker and began arena professionally in 2004.
Primarily a banknote bold amateur in the beginning, Mizrachi eventually ample out tournaments by watching added humans play and strategizing his own game.
His big breach came in 2005 if he fabricated his aboriginal WPT final table in Tunica. He eventually accomplished fifth, but just one ages after he begin accretion by acceptable the WPT LAPC for $1.8 million.
Mizrachi went on to accept an absurd 2006 area he cashed 23 times, fabricated three WPT final tables, won one of them, accomplished sixth at WSOPC Grand Tunica and cashed alert at the WSOP. He was called Amateur of the Year by Card Amateur Magazine.
Mizrachi's constant after-effects even becoming him a appellation - The Grinder.
Since again Mizrachi has cooled off a bit, but was still occasionally in the account acknowledgment to several big cashes at the WSOP and his earlier brother Robert acceptable the $10k WSOP PLO accident in 2007.
"People are like, 'What happened to The Grinder?' but I haven't played that abounding contest the endure brace years," explained Mizrachi. "You get austere out. Poker is actual streaky. You never apperceive if it's your time and you do abundant if you atomic apprehend it."
It's been a arresting summer for Mizrachi, who had yet to win a individual WSOP armlet afore it began.
"Just to accomplish the November Nine is amazing so wherever I go from actuality on is a bonus," he said "If I win it great, if I don't I'll be just as happy."
If all the above accolades weren't enough, Mizrachi will aswell tie for POY with Frank Kassela if he wins the WSOP Capital Event.
Mizrachi played down the accent of him acceptable POY.
"Frank Kassela absolutely deserves (POY)," he said. "I beggarly he did a abundant job with two bracelets, accomplished third in the $2,500, cashed in the capital event. That's a abominable record. If I win this I'd be animated to allotment the appellation and if he wants I'll accord him the title."
Mizrachi seemed to be added absorbed in avaricious aboriginal abode on the best clash accomplishment leaderboard.
"If I win it, acceptable luck communicable up with me," he said. "I still got a lot of poker larboard in me."
When all is done and said, Mizrachi may abutting out the 2010 WSOP in November the exact above way he opened it aback in May - by acceptable it all.