A familiar name in the poker world, Robert Mizrachi took down his 2nd career bracelet and $147K+ in first place prize money when he became the first ever winner of the popular (and controversial) Dealer’s Choice event.
Mizrachi faced an elite final table, littered with bracelet winners including Frank Kassela, Daniel Idema and Bill Chen en route to finishing off the 419 person field.
It’s safe to say that most people thought it would be the dealers themselves providing the hilarity when this event was announced, due to the variety of disciplines needed to be dealt, but it was mostly just Brandon Cantu who spiced things up with multiple rounds of pure drama. The event, which allowed players to pick from just about any game they wanted for a full orbit tested the skill of the Rio staff, both dealers and floor, and by all accounts they passed the test with flying colors.
Watch Robert’s winner’s interview with PokerNews' Sarah Grant right here:
Drama in the Dealer’s Choice:
Watch: Bill Chen talks with PokerNews about a hand that needs to be recontructed.
Watch More: Maridu address more angle shooting claims by, who else, Brandon Cantu.