Aubin Cazals Takes Home Bracelet to $5,000 Mixed Max Event

The second new event in this year’s WSOP – $5,000 Mixed Max – which went live on Monday was won by Aubin Cazals. Though it was the first time the event was held at the WSOP, it had a healthy field of 409 players. On Day 1, the players were seated at 9-max tables, which then became 6-max tables when the event proceeded to Day 2 with 112 players.

Heads-up play in pairs

When the field was brought down to just 32, the players were sent into heads-up play. They were paired such that the high-stacks went up against the low stacks. The tournament followed this format through Day 3 and part of Day 4. With just 4 players in contention for the top prize at the event, Day 4 saw two semi-final matches.

The players faced-off in pairs on two separate stages in the Amazon Room – Hugo Lemaire and Joseph Cheong played against each other, while Warwick Mirzikinian competed with Aubin Cazals. The battle between the first two ended in under three hours, with Cheong sending Lemaire out in 4th place. Contrary to this, heads-up play between the other pair was long.


Several double-ups

The players went through several double-ups which occasionally sent both close to elimination. They even switched places being in the lead a few times. The play lasted for more than nine hours, making it the longest heads-up session in WSOP, and forcing tournament organizers to extend the duration of the event to five days. Day 5 saw Cazals and Cheong make their way back to deep stacks.

Cazals vs Cheong

In the first few hands of play, Cazals improved his stack by a million chips when he landed a full house. In the hand, Cheong wagered 157,000, and the board had Q-9-2-2-J. This brought a check-raise of 425,000 from Cazals, which was then called by Cheong. With a 9-9, Cazals got the pot, while Cheong mucked. In the next hour, the players reached even ground. But Cazals was in the lead again – by a million chips – when he landed a straight. On a 6-5-4-7-4 board and into a pot that had 367,000 in it, Cazals added 240,000. Cheong called and mucked, while Cazals took the pot with his 9-8.

However, by the time the game hit the five hour mark, the players’ stacks nearly had the same number of chips. The turning point was in a hand where Cheong raised to 50,000 on the button. Cazals followed it with a 130,000 re-raise. Cheong then four-bet his way to 350,000, only to be five-bet by Cazals with 730,000. Cheong went all-in with 4-4 and 2,936,000, a move that Cazals called with K-K. On a K-7-3-7-9 board, Cazals’ hand won, bringing him $480,564, which brought his career winnings to $604,097. Visit for more news about the WSOP.


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