Sorel Mizzi

Makes It, Cashes In On Open Sea Swimming Prop Bet

It was touch and go but the poker pro goes the distance.

Bring the boat!

Today was the day that notorious poker pro Sorel Mizzi was set to swim from Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janiero to an distant island thought to be about 5km away. Some called him crazy and it turned out they were right…but that didn’t stop him from gutting it out on the high seas earning 6:1 on a 10k prop bet.

He had a safety boat accompany him while his journey was live bring covered via live tweet. It was slow going and at time it looked like it was a lock…

...while at others it seemed to be a longshot…

...but the thought of those people doubting him pushed Mizzi to a place where he just couldn’t give up.

Eventually he touched the rock that was his destination, proved that he could do it and cashed in on his bet.

For the full transcript of how it went down check out Sorel’s twitter feed.

published 4 years, 12 months ago • by permalink

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