A Profile Of Michael Mizrachi

Published on April 8th, 2005, 3:13 pm EST

"The Grinder", aka Michael Mizrachi, is just 24 years old, but has to be considered one of the top poker players around right now. Michael currently sits atop the Cardplayer.com Player of the Year rankings, and for good reason: in 2005, Michael finished fifth at the World Poker Open and won the LA Poker Classic.

Other players will surely be gunning for the Grinder now, but Michael is easily able to switch up his game due to countless hours playing online, which honed his ability to change his game, based on whether or not his opponent is passive or aggressive. Michael is well-known for dominating higher limit tables at Poker Stars and Paradise Poker, and we expect that he will continue to dominate final tables at live events as well.

Michael can be seen travelling the country like a rock star, in his fly tour bus that he financed with his poker winnings. The cool thing is: he bought this so that he could always be close to his wife and kid. Rock on Grinder.