Leading professional poker player Michael Mizrachi is well placed after the opening day of the 2013 European Poker Tour Berlin Main Event.
“The Grinder” finished Day 1b of the tournament as the chip leader and is currently sitting in fourth place overall with 175,400 in chips.
Mizrachi isn’t a regular on the European Poker Tour but is well placed to add an EPT Title to his three World Series of Poker bracelets and his two World Poker Tour Titles.
“I haven’t played many EPT events, I think this might only be my third one,” Mizrachi told Poker News.
“I am coming here because my brother is actually DJing at the 42nd Club on Wednesday.
“I came out for that and there was a tournament here so I thought why not come out a few days earlier.”
Mizrachi was full of his typical confidence and said he was looking forward to Wednesday night as a celebration for his tournament victory.
“It should be a great party but first I have to take care of business so that I can have money to spend on Wednesday night,” Mizrachi said.
“I’m looking forward to winning this tournament and having a great turnout.”
Mizrachi still has a long way to go to win the tournament with 314 players still remaining in contention.
Ronny Voth (196,100) is the current chip leader with Mike Kunze (188,000), Thomas Richter (176,100), Mizrachi (175,400) and Sebastian Trisch (173,500) rounding out the top five.
Notable players who were eliminated on the opening day of the tournament included: Paul Volpe, David Williams, Mike McDonald, Justin Bonomo and Rupert Elder.
The tournament continues today with flights A and B coming together for day two of the event.
The remaining players are doing battle for a total prize pool of €4,560,000 and a first place prize of €880,000.
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The 2013 Aussie Millions is well and truly underway. Two gold rings have already been given away while another tournament has reached its final stages. Today, we will get you to speed with all the action, so far, from the 2013 Aussie Millions.
Rupert Elder Wins $1,100 Opening Event
Brit Rupert Elder has crushed the dreams of locals to win the opening gold ring of the 2013 Aussie Millions.
Elder overcame a field of 1137 players to capture the tournament and the first place prize of $250,000.
The local hope at the table was Australian prodigy Brendon Rubie, who won the event last year, but he was eliminated in fifth place to leave the four European players remaining to battle it out four-handed.
Elder had the chip lead for the majority of the final day of the tournament and defeated Martin Finger in a heads-up battle that lasted only a couple of hands.
Elder has now won over $1.5 million in his tournament poker career and will be looking to add even more in the Aussie Millions Main Event that starts next week.
Vakilli wins $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Event
Sam Vakilli dominated the final table of $1,100 Pot Limit Omaha Event to win the second gold ring of the Aussie Millions.
Vakilli and John Messina quickly took control of the final table and it took just forty-five minutes for the final table to be down to just two players.
It was tougher work after that for Vakilli who took over three hours to wear down his opponent and claim victory and the $53,600 first place prizemoney.
21 Players Left in $1,100 No Limit Holdem Shootout Event
Vanessa Selbst, Jake Balsiger and Annette Obrestad were just some of the big names who failed to progress to the second day of the $1,100 No Limit Holdem Shootout Event.
The twenty-one remaining players will return to Crown Casino today with the top three players from each table progressing to the final table.
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