Earlier this year some of you might have heard about a potential MMA fight between Sorel Mizzi and Luke Schwartz. Well, Schwartz ended up backing down from the challenge, claiming that he didn't have the time and effort to make the fight happen.
Another six players entered Day 2 of the EPT Malta Main Event to bring the total field size to 895 players and a prize pool of €4,340,750 - of which 121 players will receive a share of (the winner will take home €810,400).
Approximately two weeks ago, poker superstar Sorel Mizzi announced via twitter that he had laid a 3:1 bet for $10k that he could swim from Ipanema Beach (Rio, Brazil) to one of the islands about 5km away.
Mizzi asked his followers on twitter for training advice after the annoucement: "anyone have any insight / training advice ? I use to swim quite a bit when I was a kid but haven't swam in a while and a bit out of shape."
The 2014 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) is underway on PokerStars. The tournament series kicked off three days ago (May 4th) and already two of poker's big names have come close to a title each.
On Sunday, the final seven players returned for the 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event final table, where a massive AUD$1.6 million first prize was up for grabs! After nearly 12 hours of battle, Ami Barer of Canada was the last man standing after defeating fellow countryman Sorel Mizzi in what can be described as a record short heads-up battle.
Another day of play has come to an end at Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia. A field of 668 entrants has been narrowed down to 36 players after three days of intensive play. The player with the largest stack heading into Day 4 is Sal Fazzino of Australia. Fazzino, who's been around the live scene for several years but still has no major score to his name, took the chip lead in the last hand of the day...
A big congratulations to Sorel Mizzi, the winner of the star-filled $125,000 PartyPoker Premier League VII. The event, which consisted of 12 world-known poker professionals, wrapped up yesterday after several days of play at the Playground Poker Club in Montreal, Canada.
Event #8: €25,600 High Roller, the final bracelet event at the 2013 WSOPE in Paris, kicked off yesterday and attracted 75 entrants. The first day lasted for six levels and approximately 62 players made it through the day. Canada's Sorel Mizzi will be leading the way with 268,800 chips to the second day, and not far behind are big names such as Scott Seiver (248,200), Antonio Esfandiari (229,000) and Phil Ivey (182,800)
The cards will be back in the air at 1.00 PM local time and registration will remain open for the first 5 levels, so hopefully Phil Hellmuth will join in on the action and take a shot at bracelet number 14!
The 2013 GuangDong Ltd Asia Millions (played in Macau, China) attracted 71 players (54 rebuys) who created a massive HKD$119,375,000 prize pool (approx. USD $15,379,600). The final table, which took place earlier today, was a fast paced one as the average stack was only 15 big blinds.
Yesterday, after 2 days of play, the final table of the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo European poker Tour Grand Final €100,000 Super High Roller saw 7 finalists battling it out for a prize pool of a whopping €4,851,000! Mike Watson and Scott Seiver, the two short stacks, hit the rail in 6th and 7th place although they managed two double up during the first hour of play.
Russian poker pro Vladimir Troyanovsky busted in 5th place after losing an all in with KQ vs AJ of Sorel Mizzi. Next to hit the rail was Timothy Adams. He shoved his remaining chips with 99 pre-flop and was called by Max Altergott holding A8. The flop brought an ace and the rest was history.
Two more players signed up for the second day of the Super High Roller (Phil Ivey made a third attemp but busted in 10th place) to take the total number up to 50. Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier (Day 1 chip leader) continued to dominate the action during Day 2 and will bring 4,165,000 chips to today's final table. Mercier's closest opponents will be Sorel Mizzi, Max Altergott and Vladimir Troyanovsky - all with about 2 million chips each. The seven finalists will be fighting for a prize pool of €4,851,000. Below is the payout structure:
The second flight of the European Poker Tour Berlin main event saw a field of 565 players, which means that a total of 912 players entered the tournament, making it the second largest EPT Berlin in history. At the end of Day 1B there were 314 players left and Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi had the lead with 175,400 chips.
Mizrachi is ranked fourth when Day 2 kicks off in a few hours, and he will be joined at the table by famous poker pros such as Sorel Mizzi (119,500), Tobias Reinkeimer (81,100), Marvin Rettenmaier (47,500), Olivier Busquet (47,100) and Eugene Katchalov (38,600).
Here are the top five stacks heading to Day 2: 1 Ronny Voth 196,100 2 Mike Kunze 188,000 3 Thomas Richter 176,100 4 Michael Mizrachi 175,400 5 Sebastian Trisch 173,50
PokerStars' World Championship of Online Poker Event #64: 8-Game High Roller came to an end a few hours ago. 93 players particapted and PokerStars can't be more happy with the outcome as Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier ($253 425) won the tournament and Daniel Negreanu finished 3rd for $130 200.
In total, 12 players received a piece of the prize pool, including famous players such as Niki "RealAndyBeal" Jedlicka and Sorel Mizzi. Sweden's very own Viktor "Isildur1" Blom also took part in the tournament, but unfortunately he didn't make it to the money. In total, Blom has played 15 WCOOP events and not cashed in a single one of them. Let's hope he has better luck at the nosebleed tables this week!
The €100,000 Super High Roller event will return on April 23 during PokerStars European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Yesterday it was announced that 20 players have pre-registered for the tournament so far, which means that at least a €2,000,000 prize pool will be up for grabs.
Some of the most interesting players who will take part are Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, Patrik Antonius, "ElkY", Sorel Mizzi, Tony G and Daniel Negreanu. Viktor Blom won the last Super High Roller for amazing $1,254,400! That event was played at the Atlantis Resort and Casino (during PCA) in January this year and saw a field of 30 players (2 players made a rebuy). It will be interesting to see if the upcoming Super High Roller will be as successful.
Yesterday PartyPoker announced that the Finnish poker pro Patrik Antonius will join Tony G, Luke "FullFlush" Schwartz, Vanessa Selbst, Sam Trickett, and other players for the $125k buy-in PartyPoker Premier League Poker V Main Event in Vienna between April 4th and 10th.
The event will be a part of the World Poker Tour Vienna festivities and the winner will be awarded with entry to the $25,000 WPT World championship at Bellagio, in addition to the leagues first prize.
The WPT Paris High Roller event with a €15,00 buy-in saw 36-player field, and just like last year (25 players and €20k buy-in) Sorel Mixxi and Freddy Deeb faced each other in the final heads-up match. However it was Sorel Mizzi who won this time! For the win he received 234,495 euro. In total, Sorel Mizzi now has almost $4 million in tournament winnings.
2011 WPT Paris High Roller results (36 players): 1. Sorel Mizzi €234.495 2. Freddy Deeb €130.275 3. Nichlas Mattsson €78 165 4. Jerome Zerbib €52.110 5. Christopher Lastiwka €26.055
Day 3 of the World Series of Poker Main Event came to and end about half an hour ago. Out of the 1,864 players that started the day, "only" 900 players will return to play Day 4 tomorrow. In the lead are two americans - Patrick Poirier with 1,328,000 chips and Daryl Jace with 1,282,500. Sebastian Ruthenberg, from the UK, is the biggest name in the very top of the remaining field of players. Ruthenberg, who has 1 WSOP bracelet and 1 EPT title, played fantastic poker during Day 3 and has accumulated 889,000 chips and is in 6th place at the moment.
Apart from Ruthenberg, there are many big names with plenty of chips left (just to mention a few) - JP Kelly (33rd place - 492k), Ben Lamb (37th place - 450k), Erick Lindgren (64th place 355k), Tony Hachem (65th place - 355k), Allen Cunningham (87th place - 274k), Freddy Deeb (265k), Sorel Mizzi (93rd place - 250k), Jake Cody (95th place - 250k).
After about 10 hours of play, the Aussie Millions Main Event field was down to 18 players. These 18 players will now get a few hours of sleep before it's time for them to return to the Crown Casino poker room to play Day 4 of the tournament. Chip leader is Chris Moorman with 1,643,000, in 6th place is Sorel Mizzi with 965k and close behind him Patrik Antonius with 958,000. All the remaining players are guaranteed at least 72,000 AUD each, but of course everyone will aim for the top prize of 2 million AUD.
265 players returned to the tables today to play Day 2 of the Aussie Millions Main Event. At the end of the day, 76 players still had chips left and they are now through to Day 3. Chip leader is Randy Dorfman with 581,000 chips. Tobias Reinkemeier (3rd place - 533k), Sorel Mizzi (5th place - 489k) and Patrik Antonius (428k) are 3 of the biggest names that Dorfman will have to lookout for during day 3.
A big congratulations to the Canadian poker pro Sorel Mizzi who has taken home the first place in the category Player of The Year in one of the leading and most respected poker magazines in the world. Mizzi, who's sponsored by Titan Poker, has had a fantastic poker year as he has collected almost $1.9 million from different live tournaments. Most notable of these winnings is his 3rd place in Aussie Millions, the win at Borgata Spring Poker Open and the second place finish in WPT Paris High Roller.
Here's the TOP 10 players on the Player of The Year ranking: 1) Sorel Mizzi, 1 771p 2) Thomas Marchese, 1 257p 3) David Peters, 1 009p 4) Vanessa Selbst, 987p 5) Eric Baldwin, 944p 6) Dwyte Pilgrim, 896p 7) Chris Björin 889p 8) Jason Mercier 882p 9) Joseph Cheong 876p 10) Michael Mizrachi 843p
The WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic is down to 15 players after a very interesting day that Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari dominated. Esfandiari has accumulated 2,608,000 chips and his next closest competitor is John Racener, who started day 4 with only 137,000 chips, but ended the day with 1.9 million chips.
There are a few familiar faces left in the remaining field of players. However, the most interesting players to follow, except from The Magician and Racener, will for sure be Sorel Mizzi in 7th place with a 1,380,000 stack and Vanessa Rousso in 10th place with 888,000 chips.
Day 5 of the tournament will begin in a couple of hours. The tournament will continue until the six-handed final table is set. The first place pays $870,124, so one can expect a very exciting final table!
We are quite used to read and hear about the canadian poker pro Sorel Mizzi and his success in different live tournaments such as EPT, WPT & WSOP, however, it's not all that often that we hear about his success online. Last Sunday, Sorel Mizzi had a fantastic day in 2 of the biggest Sunday tournaments at PokerStars.
He survived a field of 4,786 players in the Sunday Warm-Up and grabbed the first place prize of $149,737, then he reached the final table in the $215+R NLH $150k Guarantee. However, he finished in 4th place ($14,507) and instead it was Paresh "Dana Gordon" Jain who won the tournament for $34,000.
The Main Event of EPT Vilamoura is about to start any minute now. 221 out of 384 players have survived Day 1 and made it to Day 2. Daniel Mineri, Sorel Mizzi (picture) and Antonio Esfandiari are, for example, big names that have been doing very well so far in the tournament. All of them are in the top of the remaining field of players. Chip leader, however, is Leonind Bilokur from Russia. Bilokur has accumulated 161,200 chips so far and played extremely well. But there is no time for him to sit back and relax yet since there are a few players who are very close behind him.
The 384 players who entered the tournament have created a prize pool of almost 1.9 million euro which means that the top prize pays almost half a million euro. Ladies and gentlemen, with so much money up for grabs and so many notables left it will for sure be very exciting to follow the rest of the tournament.
24 players paid the buy-in of €20,000 and entered the High Roller tournament at WPT Paris last weekend. The field included notables such as the american poker legend Freddy Deeb, Kristoffer Thorsson from Sweden and probably the hottest player in the poker world right now, Sorel Mizzi. Freddy Deeb reached the final table second in chips and managed to stay there all the way to heads up against Sorel Mizzi.
Sorel Mizzi had a massive chip lead and probably no one thought that Deeb could win the tournament. However, 2 all ins changed everything and suddenly Deeb was the big favorite to win. Sorel Mizzi was a bit shocked after this and more or less gave up. It didn't take long before Deeb grabbed the first place prize of €290,000.
"I cannot believe I came back, he kept making me call, but I changed my game and got a bit of a break." said Deeb after the win.
Titan Poker recently announced who the 7 Team Titan members of 2010 are. Sorel Mizzi (picture), the canadian poker pro who has had a fantastic start on 2010, will be the captain of the team. The other 6 members are Florian Desgouttes and Yann Benzinou from France, Jonas Klausen from Denmark, Marvin Tettenmaier from Germany, Sam Trickett from England, and Joel Benzinou from Belgium. These 7 players will represent Titan Poker in live tournaments around the globe until the end of the year. It will be very interesting to see if any of the other 6 Team Titan members can keep up with Sorel Mizzi. There is no doubt they can. They all have good results in the past and it's probably just a matter of time before they become big names in the poker world. A big good luck to Team Titan Poker!
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For the second year in a row, an Australian won the Aussie Millions Main Event and kept the title from leaving Australia. For the win, Tyron Krost, 23, received $2,000,000 AUD ($1,765,920 USD). One can't say anything else than that it was a very well deserved win as he outlasted the 746 players strong starting field and also defeated 2 of the hottest names in tournament poker on the final table - Annette Obrestad & Sorel Mizzi.
Final Table Results 1: Tyron Krost - $2,000,000 2: Frederik Jensen - $1,100,000 3: Sorel Mizzi - $715,000 4: Kosta Varoxis - $450,000 5: Peter Jetten - $350,000 6: Steve Friedlander - $250,000 7: Annette Obrestad - $175,000 8: Stephen Shelly - $125,000
2010 Aussie Millions is now over after that all 20 events have found their winners. Aussie Millions has been very successful this year (as always) with lots of action from start to end. Let's hope that next year will be even better with more pros taking part and bigger prize pools up for grabs!
The final table is finally set. 8 players have survived a strong field of 746 players and made it all the way to the final table, which will start tomorrow. Among the 8 players that have made it this far, we find 2 huge names, Sorel Mizzi and Annette Obrestad. Sorel Mizzi (chip leader) will bring a massive stack with him to the final table as he has accumulated not less than 6,033,000 chips.
The last few years more and more girls have realized what an amazing and enjoyable game poker really is. A few of them has been really successful and turned into pros. One of them is Annette Obrestad from Norway who has already won millions of dollars even though she is just 20 years old. Now she's on the second place in Aussie Millions with 454,800 chips. And on the first place we find another girl, Annica Ivert from Sweden who has dominated Day 2 and now has 555,900 chips.
The main event with a $10,500 buy-in kicked off on Sunday with loud music, dancing girls and a video where Joe Hachem welcomed and wished everyone good luck. In the video he also said - "I think it's about time an Aussie took home the title", with the glimt in the eye.