Mizrachi goes heads-up for WSOP bracelet

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 30, 2011 Posted in WSOP News | No Comments »

The final table of Event #47 –yes the 2011 WSOP is nearing completion—a $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card-Stud hi/lo tournament, was one of the best of the 2011 WSOP with names like Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi, 1998 Main Event Champion Scotty Nguyen, and high-stakes poker pro Abe Mosseri. But in the end it was an unknown player by the name of Owais Ahmed who would conquer all.

Ahmed’s final opponent was last year’s talk of the WSOP, Mike Mizrachi, who won the $50k Players Championship and final tabled the Main Event in 2010. Mizrachi had been shut-out up to this point at the 2011 WSOP.

The Grinder held a sizable chip-lead when heads-up play began, but after a short break the momentum swung in Ahmed’s direction, despite a very rowdy rail cheering on the Grinder –which is becoming a staple at the WSOP. Ahmed explained the situation in the following way: “I had a chip disadvantage, and the room felt a little small,” said Ahmed. “It felt a little like me against the world. We played about 20 minutes and then we took a break. During break I washed my face, meditated a little bit, and I just said ‘I’m going to come out and play my A game.’ That’s what’s going to win me the bracelet.”

Here is a look at the final table payouts from the tournament:

1. Owais Ahmed – $255,959

2. Michael Mizrachi – $158,148

3. Abe Mosseri – $100,532

4. Scott Bohlman – $72,491

5. Scotty Nguyen – $53,091

6. Gerard Rechnitzer – $39,475

7. Greg Jamison – $29,791

8. Thomas Whitehair – $22,819

Results courtesy of wsop.com

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