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Poker icon Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi was a guest and 888poker ambassador at its first big, 11-day festival in London last October.
There, at the newly minted 888poker room at the Aspers Casino, Mizrachi reached the last three tables of the main event and shared the spotlight with fellow American players Antonio Esfandiari and Melanie Weisner.
The former November Niner clearly enjoyed his experience as he’s headed back to Europe again for the next 888poker Make it Big Festival at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.
A Great Poker Career Stays Great
Most casual poker fans will know Mizrachi from his appearance at the final table of the WSOP Main Event – and particularly for the most spectacular hand we’ve seen since the invention of the November Nine.
That was only the cherry on top on his 2010 WSOP though as he had already won the $50k Players Championship and made the final tables of both the $10k Limit Hold’em and the $10k Seven Card Stud Championship.
While 2010 was Mizrachi’s best poker year to date he has no shortage of massive results throughout his career as he finished 5th and 1st in back-to-back WPT events in 2005, for example, and 2nd and 1st just one year later.
His skills haven’t dropped off either as Mizrachi cashed 12 times at the WSOP last summer. That includes a cash in the prestigious $50k Players Championship, which he’s already impressively won twice.
All told he has over $15 million in live tournament winnings, giving him the #16 spot on the global all-time money list.
Michael also has three poker playing brothers – his twin Eric, older brother Robert and baby brother Daniel. They all play the most popular card game in the world; even their mother is nicknamed “Momma Grinder.”
“All my family supports me whatever I do,” says the Grinder. “If I’m happy, they’re happy. I have full support from everyone.”
888poker is bringing “The Grinder” back to Europe to play iat the 888poker Festival Rozvadov and you can have a chance to sit with a legend without forking over $10k+ to buy-in.
Expect him to at least play the €888 main event (Feb 2-6) and the €5,300 high roller event (Feb 1-2), where he’ll clash with the King’s Casino’s owner and winner of the last EPT high roller event Leon Tsoukernik.
If you want to play in the main event on the cheap you can get there playing the online satellites on 888poker. Create your own account at the world’s second largest online poker room via our review to start off with an $888 bonus.
The festival will offer live events from as little as €60 so there is a tournament for every bankroll size. More celebrities and pros are announcing their participation in the 888poker festival daily so check back here to find out who.