Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max
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Event Info

Prijavnina $5,000
Players 409

Informacije o trenutnem nivoju

Nivo 24
Slepe stave 10,000 / 20,000
Ante 2,000
Nivo:
21
Slepe stave:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
1,000

Break

• Nivo 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The players are now on a 20-minute break. We'll have official counts shortly.

Oznake: Joseph CheongAubin Cazals

Cheong Wins Last Hand Before Break

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Joseph Cheong raised to 16,000 on the button and Aubin Cazals defended his big blind.

The flop came down {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and both players checked through to the {9-Hearts} turn. Cazals bet 27,000, Cheong called, and the {9-Diamonds} hit the river. Cazals bet 65,000 this time, but was faced with a raise to 200,000 by Cheong.

Cazals mulled it over briefly before giving it up.

Aubin Cazals fr
Aubin Cazals
fr 3,231,000 -319,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,899,000 319,000

Oznake: Aubin CazalsJoseph Cheong

Flush for Cheong

• Nivo 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Aubin Cazals had the button and raised. Joseph Cheong called, and the flop fell {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Both players checked. They checked again after the {5-Diamonds} turned, and the {2-Clubs} completed the board. Cheong led out for 43,000, and Cazals called.

Cheong showed two hearts, and raked in the pot.

Oznake: Joseph CheongAubin Cazals

Cazals Turns a Full House

Aubin Cazals delivers the first big blow.
Aubin Cazals delivers the first big blow.

Joseph Cheong had the button and opened to 19,000. Aubin Cazals called. The flop fell {9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}, and Cazals checked to Cheong who tossed out a bet. Cazals check-raised to 78,000, and Cheong called.

Both players checked after the {2-Spades} turned, and the {j-Hearts} completed the board. Cazals checked again, and Cheong fired 157,000. Cazals tanked before check-raising to 425,000. Cheong tank-called, then mucked when Cazals tabled {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

Aubin Cazals fr
Aubin Cazals
fr 3,550,000 532,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 2,580,000 -532,000

Oznake: Aubin CazalsJoseph Cheong

One for Cheong

• Nivo 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Aubin Cazals had the button and opened to 20,000. Joseph Cheong called, and the flop fell {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. Cheong check-called a 25,000-chip bet, and the {10-Diamonds} turned. Both players checked.

The {4-Spades} completed the board, and Cheong led out for 56,000. Cazals released, and Cheong took it down.

Oznake: Aubin CazalsJoseph Cheong

Nivo:
20
Slepe stave:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
1,000

Day 5: Cheong vs. Cazals for the Gold

No more waiting, it's go time!
No more waiting, it's go time!

Yesterday, on Day 4 of Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max, it took Joseph Cheong a little less than three hours to defeat Hugo Lemaire in his semi-final match. Over on the other side of the Amazon Room however, Aubin Cazals and Warwick Mirzikinian battled for over nine hours, until Cazals was finally victorious.

At that point, we had our final match set, we just didn't know when they were going to play. Cheong and Cazals wanted to play on Tuesday - Cheong had a stack in Event 9 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry and Cazals wanted to play Event 11: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha. One of the tournament directors here at the WSOP told them that they would be unable to do this however, because of Nevada gaming regulations. The two then agreed to play their match at 9 a.m. this morning, but when Cheong busted from Event 9, the time was pushed back to noon.

So here we are.

This is Cazals' first WSOP cash, let alone his first WSOP final table. The Frenchman has nearly a quarter of a million dollars in live tournament earnings since 2010, a number which will double regardless of the outcome of today. Cazals is not stranger to heads-up play - he took down a heads-up event in FTOPS France II, and did a strategy video with PokerNews.fr.

Cheong is no stranger to big final tables either - he played a pretty big one back in 2010. His third-place finish in the 2010 Main Event earned him over $4.1 million, and after today, his career tournament earnings will cross the $5 million mark. This is Cheongs eighth WSOP cash and second WSOP final table.

Who will win their first WSOP gold bracelet? Cheong or Cazals? Find out soon, here at PokerNews.com!

Oznake: Aubin CazalsJoseph Cheong