Sydney’s Warwick Mirzikinian falls agonizingly short of 2019 WSOP Main Event final table
Sydney’s Warwick Mirzikinian has fallen just short of reaching the final table of this year’s WSOP Main Event, eliminated in 20th after seven long days at the Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
Mirzikinian, from Point Piper in Sydney’s Eastern Suburbs, had ranked among the big stacks for most of the past week an entered Day 7 sitting eighth in the chip counts of the 35 players who remained with almost 21 million. But after losing a bunch of chip when his rivered straight ran into an opponent’s rivered flush, he was sent to the rail after getting it all in pre-flop with pocket 2s and losing a race against the AK of Nick Marchington.
Still, Mirzikinian’s deep run was enough to earn him a career best payday of US$324,650, topping the AU$247,000 (US$197,385) he won for taking out the High Rollers event at the 2017 Sydney Championships.
It also completed a decent WSOP for the Australian contingent, with Melbourne’s Michael Tomeny (41st), Daniel Hachem (79th) – the son of 2005 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem – and Daniel Neilson (137th) joining Mirzikinian in making deep Main Event runs.
Thanks to Robert Campbell, who won both the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better and the $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball, Australia has added two moregold bracelets to its tally, while two other players came agonizingly close.
After Joe Hachem finished third in the $10,000 PLO 8 Championship, Michael Addamo repeated the dose with his own third-place finish in the $50,000 Final Fifty NL Hold’em event for US$697,375.