Sorel Mizzi Blog

Sorel Mizzi writes about his experiences in his personal life as well as his professional poker career.

Origin Story

Origin Story

All great movies have a few themes in common: a hero, their rise to glory, the fall from grace, and the inevitable redemption arch that sees them back on top. Is that, then, the case for Canadian poker star Sorel Mizzi? Some would believe that is the case. Me, I just hope the movie is as entertaining as his actual story.

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Turning Over a New Leaf

Turning Over a New Leaf

orel Mizzi is not your typical pro poker player. He’s had his ups and downs, much like everyone else, but self-perception and a jaded view of the world around him have led the Canadian poker player down several unbeaten paths. No too long ago, he was lauded as the number one player in the world. However, in his own words, he’s been robbed, cheated, singled out and ostracized. But he’s put all of this—the good and the bad—behind him.

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Barack H. Obama

Barack H. Obama

If you flip on the news these days, there’s a pretty high chance that the first thing you’ll see is Donald Trump’s face.  But once the news anchor is finished earnestly dissecting the latest absurd comment that escaped from Trump’s mouth, maybe they’ll cut to a piece of actual political news, and Obama’s face will flash onto the screen.

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Swimming Against All Odds

One of my favorite authors, Napoleon Hill, once said “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe it can achieve.” And the real question I have to you is: what exactly is it that you want to achieve, and what story do you keep telling yourself that’s holding you back?

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The Past, Present and Future

The Past, Present and Future

I don’t really believe in New Years resolutions but since I’m finishing this blog so close to the new year, I will have a go. My mom often reminds me of a story from my childhood where she bought me an ice cream cone. As soon as I left Baskin Robbins, the ice cream fell out of the cone and my response was, “Oh well, at least I still have my ice cream cone!” May I maintain the positivity, love and acceptance of the child I once was, no matter the obstacle.

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Healthy Living In Relation To Improving Our Game

Healthy Living In Relation To Improving Our Game

I will take the winner of this challenge under my wing and do everything I can to help them improve their poker game. It can be anyone. I will help a losing player become a winning player and a winning player increase their ROI and feel more comfortable at higher stakes. This will include reviewing hand histories, sending hand histories of past online tournaments I’ve played, discussing online/live tournament strategy in-depth and making myself available for questions. I’ll do this for at least a year and probably longer on a less time consuming scale. I’m basically using this challenge to find a student that I can teach everything I know about poker to. There is also a future possibility of a staking arrangement. The idea of teaching someone everything I know about poker and helping them fix their leaks and improve their game drastically is very appealing to me.

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