Michael Mizrachi
Already a three-time winner of the $50K Poker Players Championship, Michael Mizrachi wants even more. (photo: WSOP/Joe Giron)

Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi wants to be remembered as “the person who won the most 50Ks.” Right now, he’s in the lead in that category, with three $50,000 Poker Players Championship titles from the World Series of Poker, but he’s also now one of 26 players with at least five WSOP gold bracelets.

On June 13, Mizrachi won the WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo tournament for $142,801. It wasn’t the first time he found himself in the winner’s circle of a WSOP event, but it was for an event of this buy-in level.

“It’s great,” Mizrachi said. “Obviously, I want the $50K again, but this is something different. We needed a change. Everything was $10K or more, and now it’s a $1,500. I was due for a $1,500 one. It feels great.”

Mizrachi is one of the most successful poker players in the history of the game, and his success at the WSOP has been well chronicled. He recently landed at #9 on PocketFives’ list of the top 50 greatest players in WSOP history, and he’s already making the case to be ranked even higher.

He’s also now one bracelet ahead of his older brother, Robert Mizrachi, who has four and nearly won his fifth a few days prior.

“I got him beat right now,” Mizrachi said with a smile when asked about the sibling rivalry. “Who’s the older brother now?”

All of Mizrachi’s gold bracelets have come in the 2010s. He first won the $50,000 Poker Players Championship in 2010 for $1.559 million, then he won the WSOP Europe €10,400 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em for €336,008 ($448,861) in 2011. In 2012, Mizrachi was back on top of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship for $1.451 million, and then in 2018 he pulled a three-peat in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship to the tune of $1.239 million.

With the victory in the 2019 WSOP $1,500 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo event, Mizrachi became the first player to win five gold bracelets dating back to 2010.

“It was all experience, and I feel I had a good edge on the table,” Mizrachi said in the moments after winning his fifth WSOP gold. “Everything went my way.”

Mizrachi plans to continue to play a lot of events at the 2019 World Series of Poker and emphasized that it’s the $50,000 Poker Players Championship title that he wants the most.