The Mizrachi family loves to
play cards, especially poker,
and the game has kept their
family close and has led to
some fierce competition among
the family members. They
began playing poker in a home
game to keep tabs on their
four boys and to keep them
from straying too far away
from home.
Playing Poker with the
Mizrachi Family
The Mizrachi Family
“The Grinder” and family are
proving to be quite a force at the
poker tables
micheal mizrachi
robert mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi
Robert Mizrachi
The Mizrachi family loves to play cards, especially poker, and the game has
kept their family close and has led to some fierce competition among family
members. They began playing poker in a home game to keep tabs on their
four boys and to keep them from straying too far away from home. Michael’s
mother is at the center of their close knit family, and can often be seen
cheering on hers sons while they play in poker tournaments. You may have
been hearing a lot about Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi lately, but there are
a few other members of the Mizrachi family who also deserve to be
mentioned.

Michael’s older brother Robert, who has been playing in high stakes poker
tournaments for years, is often seen rooting for his brother Michael in poker
rooms all over the country. Robert is quite the poker player himself with an
impressive list of tournament accomplishments. On April 4, 2006. Robert
finished 1st in a $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament at the Five Star
World Poker Classic at Bellagio. Robert outlasted 56 other poker players to
take home the first place prize of $24,880.  The very next day he participated
in a $1,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2006 Five Star World
Poker Classic and finished 2nd out of 450 entrants. Robert had begun final
table play as the 2nd short-stack with 40,000 in chips. He eventually went
heads up against Anthony Reategui and was knocked out by Anthony’s
pocket pair of deuces. Robert made quite a comeback from his 40,000 in chips
to earn a second place finish and $113,265.

Some of Robert’s other tournament accomplishments include a 4th place
finish in the 2005 World Series of Poker Limit Hold’em Shootout tournament.
He placed 3rd in a $2,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em event at the 2005 Five Star
World Poker Classic at Bellagio. Robert even cashed in at an event held in
Holland in 2004, taking down first place and 372,240 Euros for his efforts in
that tournament. You should expect to hear a lot more about Robert Mizrachi
in the future.

Michael’s fraternal twin Eric has also been participating in poker tournaments
and has proven to be a strong poker player just like his brothers. Eric
participated in a $1,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament at the 2006 Five
Star World Poker Classic at Bellagio. He finished in 25th place out of 493
entrants and brought home $4,150. Eric also finished 2nd at the Winnin ‘O’
The Green tournament, a $1,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em tournament held at
the Bicycle Casino on March 21, 2006. The winner of the tournament was a
very familiar poker opponent for Eric. His brother, Michael “The Grinder”,
finished in 1st place, making it a one-two finish for the Mizrachi twins.

Let’s not leave out Michael’s wife, Aidilay, who has also been cashing in poker
tournaments. Her first try at high stakes tournaments was when she entered
into the WPT World Poker Challenge at the Reno Hilton in 2005. She finished
in 27th place and was the last female player to be eliminated. Her most
recent tournament accomplishment was at the WPT Ladies Night III event
where she finished in 2nd place against some top notch female poker players
including the eventual winner, 2005 Ladies WSOP bracelet winner Jennifer
Tilly.

Michael’s other brother Daniel, a magician, has not yet tried his hand at the
poker table but fully supports his brothers in their poker careers.
Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi has proven to be the most competent poker
player of the entire family. Michael was born on January 5th, 1981, and grew
up in Miami Beach, Florida. He decided to start to play poker online following
in the footsteps of his older brother Robert. With a nickname like “The
Grinder”, it’s hard to imagine just how Michael plays. When most poker
players think of a nickname for themselves, grinder is not typically the first to
come to mind. A grinder is usually a player who finds it tough to get by and
wins just enough to keep afloat. Projecting that type of image was of no
concern for Michael Mizrachi. When choosing his nickname, Michael was
thinking more of his drive to win and determination to succeed when
competing at the poker tables. He is known for his solid, consistent playing
style. “I am a machine,” he says. “I don’t stop grinding.” Taking a look at his
recent tournament accomplishments, almost every poker player will agree
that this is absolutely true.

Michael has been displaying some amazing poker skills lately and has earned
a heap load of cash in addition to a WPT title along the way. In a very
impressive run of tournaments recently, Michael finished 2nd in the 2006 WPT
Gold Strike Main Event and followed that up by capturing the title at the 2006
WPT Borgata Winter Open Main Event. Michael earned $566,352 for his 2nd
place finish at Gold Strike and then padded his bankroll with an additional
$1,173,373 at the Borgata Winter Open.

His win at the Borgata Winter Open was followed by yet another 2nd place
finish in the 2006 WPT L.A. Poker Classic’s $2,500 buy-in No Limit Hold’em
tournament. He took home $124,403 for a runner-up finish in this event.
Michael’s most recent cash was in the WSOP Circuit Event at Caesars Palace
Las Vegas where he managed a 4th place finish out of 145 entrants and won
$22,504. In addition, Michael performed quite well at the 2006 Mirage Poker
Showdown $7500 buy-in Heads Up tournament. I’m positive you will be
hearing about some more cashes from “The Grinder” in the near future. I
expect him to be a strong force at the 37th Annual 2006 World Series of
Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino beginning June 25th.

The Mizrachi’s have accomplished a lot of success in the poker tournament
scene and it looks like they will continue to impress. With family support
always close by, three brothers competing in tournaments, and “Mrs.
Grinder” proving to be a formidable poker player herself, it looks like this is
not the last time we will be hearing about members of the Mizrachi family.
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