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Michael Mizrachi's place in history

Updated: June 29, 2012, 7:30 PM ET
By Gary Wise

I've written in recent weeks of the historic and unique nature of the accomplishments of Matt Matros and Phil Ivey. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi probably surpassed them both last night with a feat that will be remembered as long as poker is worthy of memory.

Mizrachi took down the Poker Players Championship last night, earning $1,451,527, poker's most coveted trophy and a bracelet in the process. This alone would be historic, even if the Grinder didn't have the résumé he does. After ...

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