Michael Mizrachi: a life in poker | 888poker

Michael Mizrachi: a life in poker | 888poker


My name is Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi…
and I’m in Sochi, Russia…
for the 888 live poker tournaments.
This is my first time in Russia and…
I’m having a great time so far…
the tournament’s been excellent…
when I do these trips…
I usually go see other things besides playing poker.
I try to do fifty-fifty…
fifty poker and fifty enjoying, you know, my time.
Any poker player’s been…
a lot of highs and lows…
you know…
It was probably my lowest point when I…
purchased a lot of homes in 2007…
and then the market crashed…
so, uh…
POP! There goes your money.
All the money you earned in poker – gone.
Just… like that.
Up and down, up and down…
it’s always like that.
That’s… that’s a poker player.
Yeah.
It’s our job.
I feel like…
the play is a lot tougher…
for sure nowadays.
I mean… it’s not easy at all.
When you play the smaller tournaments…
I think that’s where the value’s at.
I’d rather play 10 one thousand dollar buy-ins…
than 1 ten thousand buy-in…
cause you know there’s gonna be a lot more…
inexperienced players and…
and then… you have ten chances.
You know, they wanna play against me…
try to beat me, you know?
‘Cause, like, uh…
you don’t get that chance you know…
like an NBA player? You can’t play with an NBA player.
If you play, like, certain professional sports…
you can’t play.
Poker, anybody can play.
I do really well against bad players as well so…
It’s fortunate for me so…
Well, I think the biggest highlight…
of my career was uh…
winning the 50K three times.
First time’s like “wow” it’s…
then second time…
but the third time…
third time’s the charm for sure.
You know, when you win a bracelet…
you’re obviously…
it’s quite an accomplishment…
you’re excited but you know…
I’m looking to make the green…
I don’t…
The gold? I mean, you know, whatever.

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