2006 Borgata Winter
Poker Open
World Poker Tour Season 4
Main Event No Limit Hold'em
Final Day

February 1, 2006
Borgata Winter Poker
Open/WPT Season 4
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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MICHAEL "THE GRINDER" MIZRACHI
World Poker Tour Season 4
2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open
Main Event No Limit Hold'em
Final Day

February 1, 2006
Borgata Winter Poker Open/WPT Season 4
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Buy-In: $9,700 + $300
Prize Pool: $3,695,700
Entries: 381
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Place          Name                         Prize

1. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (Hollywood, FL, USA)  $1,173,373 + $25,500
Seat

2. John D'Agostino (Egg Harbor Townshi, NJ, USA) $591,312

3. Erick Lindgren (Las Vegas, NV, USA) $282,721

4. Amnon Filippi (New York, NY, USA) $174,785

5. Josh Spiegleman (Secaucus, NJ, USA) $147,828

6. Stuart "The Donator" Paterson (Boca Raton, FL, USA) 110,871

7. Peter Feldman $73,914

8. Joe Miceli  $55,436

9. Don Mullis (Mooresville, NC, USA) 46,196

10. Kenny Schuyler (Long Branch, NJ, USA) $27,718

11. Cliff "Johnny Bax" Josephy (Syosset, NY, USA) $27,718

12. Louise Francoeur (Juno Beach, FL, USA) $27,718

13. Richard Dabal  $22,174

14. Michael Goodman (Scarsdale, NY, USA)  $22,174

15. Eugene Todd (Brooklyn, NY, USA)  $22,174

16. Will Tong (Bayside, NY, USA)  $18,479

17. Dane Jorgensen (Chesterfield, VA, USA)  $18,479

18. Pete Skyllas (Astoria, NY, USA)  $18,479

19. Dennis January (Vancouver, WA, USA)  $18,479

20. Richard Kirsch (Pampass Beach, FL, USA)  $18,479

21. John Duthie (London, United Kingdom)  $18,479

22. Jim Lester (Cincinnati, OH, USA)  $16,631

23. Denis Ethier (Durham, NC, USA)  $16,631

24. Bill Edler (Las Vegas, NV, USA)  $16,631

25. Ronnie Cauthen (Pawleys Island, SC, USA)  $16,631

26. Vladislav Mezheritsky (Brooklyn, NY, USA)  $16,631

27. Mike Sica (Brunswick, NJ, USA)  $16,631

28. Jorge Arias (Caracas, Venezuela)  $16,631

29. Greg cash (Mt. Ida, AR)  $16,631

30. Leonard Green (Huntingdon Valley, PA, USA)  $16,631

31. Chris Reslock (Atlantic City, NJ, USA)  $14,783

32. Marc Natais (ON, Canada)  $14,783

33. Erik Seidel (Las Vegas, NV, USA)  $14,783

34. Matthew Hilger (Duluth, MN, USA)  $14,783

35. John Juanda (Marina Del Ray, CA, USA)  $14,783

36. David Lewis (Weston, CT, USA)  $14,783

37. Alan Schein (North Miami, FL, USA)  $14,783

38. Michael Esposito (Seaford, NY, USA)  $14,783

39. Jean Armstrong (Egg Harbor, NJ, USA)  $14,783

40. William Kaczynski (Scotch Plains, NJ, USA)  $14,783

41. Brian Haveson (Newtown, PA, USA)  $14,783

42. Anthony Salerno (Howell,, NJ, USA)  $14,783

43. Jeffrey King (Colchester, CT, USA)  $14,783

44. Richard Murnick (Upper Montclair, NJ, USA)  $14,783

45. Mark Schaech (Eldridge, MD, USA)  $14,783

46. James Fletcher (Carney, MD, USA)  $14,783

47. Albert Muir (Ansonia, CT, USA)  $14,783

48. Curt Kohlberg (Western, CT, USA) $14,783

49. Richard Aquino (Kearny, NJ, USA)  $14,783

50. Robert Weitzner (New York, NY, USA)  $14,783

51. Richard Tatalovich (Scottsdale, AZ, USA)  $12,935

52. Scott Paston (Old Westbury, NY, USA)  $12,935

53. Nick Feoli (Richboro, PA, USA)  $12,935

54. Greg Fondacaro (Sewell, NJ, USA)  $12,935

55. Many Syragakis (Montreal, QC, Canada)  $12,935

56. Joe Sebok (San Francisco, CA, USA)  $12,935

57. Feming Chan (Cranbury, NJ, USA)  $12,935

58. Andy Black (Dublin, Ireland)  $12,935

59. Tommy Wang (Rosemead, CA, USA)  $12,935

60. Frank Vizza (Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA)  $12,935

61. Alexander Magor (Woodmere, NY, USA)  $12,935

62. Tom Martelli (Sewell, NJ)  $12,935

63. Mark Lurenfeld (Virginia Beach, VA, USA)  $12,935

64. Nick Grudzien (Mt. Vernon, NY, USA)  $12,935  

65. Jonathan Zuchowski (Jupiter, FL, USA)  $12,935

66. Scotty Nguyen (Henderson, NV, USA)  $12,935

67. Daniel Yanofski (W.Orange, NJ, USA)  $12,935

68. Ronald M Schiffman (Cherry Hill, NJ, USA)  $12,935

69. John Cullen (Farmingdale, NJ, USA)  $12,935

70. Ylon Schwartz (Brooklyn, NY, USA)  $12,935

71. Dean Schultz (Lewis Center, OH, USA)  $12,935

72. Andrew Schwartz (Boca Raton, FL, USA)  $12,935

73. Chris Fargis (Brooklyn, NY, USA)  $12,935

74. Mark Weber (Sicklerville, NJ, USA)  $12,935

75. Vinod Vangimalla (Silver Spings, MD, USA)  $12,935


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Tournament Report

The Grinder Captures a Victory at the Borgata

February 1, 2006

Not very often does a final table come along that generates as much
excitement as the one for the 2006 Borgata Winter Poker Open today did.  
This table was stacked from top to bottom with great players who survived a
field of 381 entrants. However, everyone had their eye on one player,
Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi. He final tabled the Gold Strike WPT event in
Tunica just over a week ago and was looking to improve on his second place
finish.

The day started well for Mizrachi, as he was picking up pots left and right.
Then, he knocked Stu “The Donator” Paterson out in sixth place and it looked
like he might turn into a one man wrecking crew. That began to change when
John D’Agostino picked up some momentum.

To say that John D’Agostino went on a rush would be an understatement.
“Dags” single handedly knocked out Josh Spiegelman in fifth place, Amnon
Filippi in fourth place and Erick Lindgren, our beginning of the day chip leader,
in third place. Those eliminations led to a heads up match between two of
the best young poker players in the business.

Michael Mizrachi entered heads up play with a chip lead of less than half a
million chips. However, “The Grinder” won a pot of over $1.5 million on only
the second hand against D’Agostino. After that, Mizrachi played patiently but
kept applying pressure to the shorter stack of D’Agostino.  Finally, D’Agostino
moved all in on a semi bluff and was called by Mizrachi with two pair. “Dags”
missed his gutshot straight on the river and finished the tournament in
second place for $591,312.

With the victory, “The Grinder” picks up $1,173,373, a $25,000 entry into the
WPT Championship and a new 2006 Cadillac Escalade. This was Mizrachi’s
second victory on the World Poker Tour. Now, he is off to defend his title at
the Commerce Casino in Los Angeles.

Is it possible that “The Grinder” can final table three World Poker Tour events
in a row?  If anyone can do it, it is Michael Mizrachi.  After all, he is a
machine.   


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