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WPT Ballagio: 176 Players Remain with "The Grinder" In Front

Tags: Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Michael Mizrachi, The Grinder, wpt bellagio.
Posted on 06 December 2012 by "T".

Day 2 at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic is in the books. A total of 503 players signed up for the tournament and 176 of them have advanced to Day 3. The overnight chip leader is no one else than Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi with 272,600 chips. He will be joined at the tables today by Champions Club member Chino Rheem (6th place with 209k), PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst (ranked 8 with 202k) and Noah Schwartz (13th place with 188,7k) - just to mention 3 big names with healthy stacks.

When play resumes today, blinds will be 600-1,200 with a 200 ante and there are five more levels of poker until a new WPT champion has been crowned. The top 54 places get paid so the money bubble should burst during Day 3.


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5 comments on "WPT Ballagio: 176 Players Remain with "The Grinder" In Front"

 pochui06/12/2012 13:37:03 GMT
ahh the grinder just keeps grinding- he surely knows how to play mtt's- really often we see him being itm, he has an interesting game- rarely busts out in early stages, but is no nit at all, since very often we see him at the final tables of various tournaments. i would call his playing style: a solid one
 saras1306/12/2012 14:09:43 GMT
where is Phil? Galfond I mean! i thought he was chipleader at some point
 Sorin88806/12/2012 14:22:39 GMT
Day 2 of the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic was a frantic affair, which saw over a hundred re-entries to create a field of 503 players in total. The official prize pool has not been verified yet , but a first prize of $1.3 million is expected to be announced later today. Michael Mizrachi, Vanessa Selbst, Chino Rheem and Antonio Esfandiari are some of the names still in contention of grabbing this prestigious title.

 Fakiry06/12/2012 14:50:16 GMT
I wouldn’t be that sure about watching the bubble bursting during day 3, the first two days of the event only registered the fall of little bit more than half of the starting field, an average of 160 per day. Now there’s 176 left for the next day, if the rhythm keeps equal we can almost expect to find the final table when day 3 is over. Some players tend to get tighter, others tend to risk more to gather the biggest amount of chips possible in order to protect themselves from beating on the rail before getting to the paid prizes. Things tend to get slower, but some players can’t handle that rhythm... Ok, maybe one will see bubble burst on day 3.
 Sorin88807/12/2012 15:12:03 GMT
Day 3 of the WPT Doyle Brunson World Poker Classic saw the official prize pool announced. A first prize of $1,268,571 is a huge improvement on last year, thanks to the new re-entry policy which saw 135 of the 503 total runners being re-entries.

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