Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi Downs Joe Hachem in Heads-Up Slugfest

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Michael 'The Grinder' Mizrachi Downs Joe Hachem in Heads-Up Slugfestest
30 Oct

The highly-anticipated heads-up showdown between 2005 Main Event champion Joe Hachem and 3-time WSOP Players Champion, Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi, saw a convincing victory for the American in a hotly-contested but super-friendly battle during the Australian Poker Tour stop in Southport, Queensland…

The best of three encounter had received top billing as the Ladbrokes-sponsored APT descended on the home of the Southport Sharks, an Aussie Rules football club based on the Gold Coast…

…with good friends Hachem and Mizrachi doing their best to wind each other up as the match approached…

…Hachem laughing off his underdog status that had him down as an almost 3-1 dog in the betting stakes.

With the match running not one, but two separate livestreams, fans of the poker legends who couldn’t make it to the match were spoiled for choice for following the play, ‘The Grinder’ taking down the first of the three exhibition-style battles…

…Mizrachi sealing victory by doing the same in the second encounter, although Hachem had reason to celebrate anyway as his son Daniel scooped the Super High Roller!

The match, played in excellent spirits, showed poker in its best possible light, Hachem telling PokerNews beforehand:

"It’s all about growing and supporting the game we love. We hope the fans will watch, learn and enjoy."

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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