A back and forth hand with Michael “the Grinder” Mizrachi eliminated Matthew Jarvis in 8th place at the World Series of Poker’s Main Event, earning the resident of British Columbia, Canada, $1,045,743.
Mizrachi, of North Miami Beach, Fla., is the most decorated professional poker player left in the field at the $10,000 buy-in No Limit Hold’em World Championship event at the Rio.
Mizrachi, who began the day in 7th place, is now in 3rd with 42.150 million in chips.
On the 43rd hand and before the flop, Jarvis went all with almost 13 million in chips. Mizrachi called and turned over an ace and a queen. Jarvis had a pair of nines. The flop was a queen-eight-queen, giving Mizrachi three of a kind.
However, the turn card was a nine, giving Jarvis a full house, nines over queens. But the river card was an ace, which gave Mizrachi a higher full house.
Mizrachi’s family and friends rushed the stage and surrounded the player.
After the hand, the chip count was:
1. … Jonathan Duhamel … 51,225,000
2. … Joseph Cheong … 42,425,000
3. … Michael Mizrachi … 42,150,000
4. … Filippo Candio … 27,575,000
5. … John Dolan … 24,600,000
6. … John Racener … 19,775,000
7. … Jason Senti … 11,125,000