04 Aug 12

Daily Rewind: Olympic Tweets, Mizrachi's Prop Bet, IPT San Remo

Today on the Daily Rewind, we have more details on the prop bet Michael Mizrachi won but isn't being paid, and see what the stars of poker have been doing at the Olympics. Plus, find out who won the latest leg of the Italian Poker Tour.

The Daily Rewind is your one-stop-shop for a sharp review of the day in poker. Join us here for a mix of the latest news and a more irreverent insight into the poker world. Today we discovered the following topics for you:

Olympic poker tweets

It was inevitable that the poker twitterverse would be taking an interest in the biggest sporting event of the year, especially as Tony G is actually involved with the Lithuanian basketball team, but we spotted some other big name poker tweeters this week.

Enjoying the sporting occasion was poker hottie Tatjana Pasalic, boyfriend McClean Karr, and celebrity name dropper Phil Hellmuth, who were all in London this week.

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But perhaps the funniest tweet has to come from all time greatest Olympic athlete Michael Phelps, who thanked US president Barack Obama after thanking poker pro Christian Charder for their support, following his gold medal haul.

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Alessandro Meoni wins IPT San Remo

Supernova Elite Alessandro Meoni has taken down the latest leg of the Italian Poker Tour in San Remo, defeating 375 players in the €2,200 main event. The online grinder captured a first prize of €166,000 after he eliminated Raffaela Bertolucci heads-up for the title.

The next leg of the tour will take place in Campion from August 30.

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Alessandro Meoni

Mizrachi discusses unpaid prop bet

We told you the news that last month that Giorgio Medici welched on a $100,000 prop bet with Michael Mizrachi after being declared bankrupt. This week Mizrachi opened up to the Sun Sentinel about it.

Medici had given odds of 5-1 against the Grinder winning a WSOP bracelet this year, which he did when he recaptured the $50,000 Players Championship. The $20,000 bet was good for $100,000.

However since then, Medici has claimed he has $36.2 million in liabilities. Mizrachi is listed as an "unsecured nonpriority claim" on Medici's bankruptcy filing.

“He seemed like a really nice guy,” Mizrachi said of Medici.

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Mizrachi wins the Players Championship

WPT Cyprus is under way

Not only is it the start of a new World Poker Tour season, it is also the return of high stakes poker in Europe following the end of the WSOP. The WPT Merit Cyprus Classic gets under way today with a $4,400 buy-in, $1 million guaranteed main event.

We'll be providing a daily roundup of this event, and you can follow the action as it happens at the WPT Live website.

Daily Signoff

This is not the first time that Michael Mizrachi has had a run of bad luck, as one of his early appearances on the World Poker Tour reminds us: