2010 was a tale of two stories for Sorel Mizzi. The first story comes from his play in the live tournament circuit, where if there was an award for “player of the half-year,” Mizzi won it in a landslide. It’s hard to quantify exactly how good Mizzi’s first five months of the year were, other than to say that it was so good that he had the Bluff Magazine Player of the Year honor virtually locked up by the time that the calendar got to May. Let’s take a look at the results from the first 5 months of the year:
January – Mizzi finished 5th in the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $5k Heads-up event, and 13th in the $5k prelim. Then 3rd in the Aussie Millions Main event.
February – 2 final tables at the L.A. Poker Classic (a 2nd and 6th place finish) and 2 more at the Wynn Classic (a 6th place finish and a win in the $2k event)
March – Mizzi won TWO events at the EPT Snowfest at Hinterglemm.
April – Mizzi wins the $7,200 Buy in Main Event East Coast Championship at Borgata, and min-cashes at the NAPT Mohegan Sun Main Event.
May – A runner up at the WPT Rendez-Vous á Paris in France at the £25,000 Buy-in High Roller Event.
All told, the first 5 months of the year accounted for 10 final tables, with 4 of them resulting in Mizzi winning the tournament. The sum total of his cashes was nearly $1.5 million by May, Read more…