Aubin Cazals vs Joseph Cheong in the first ever $5,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Mixed Max. You may say to yourself, as I did, what the heck is that? It’s a tourney that was introduced at the WSOP Europe last year and introduced this year at the WSOP in Vegas for the first time. It took a total of five days, mainly because of a now historic, longest ever – 9 hours 25 minutes, heads-up match between Cazals and Warwick Mirzikinian before Cazals would face Cheong.
The showdown between Cazals and Cheong took considerably less time at only 5 hours when Cazals pounded Cheong’s pocket fours with trip kings. Aubin Cazals, a young 21 year old poker pro will now go down in history as the 6th bracelet winner at the 2012 WSOP. And he’ll take the pot at the end of the rainbow worth $480,564 and the record for the longest heads-up match in WSOP history. Plus he will be the talk around a lot of poker tables for a very long time.