Aubin Cazals wins Event #6 of the 2012 WSOP

Event #6 has finally finished up and the winner of the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em Mixed-Max event was Aubin Cazals of Malta. The poker player traveled a long distance to compete in the WSOP and now he has something to take back; the coveted gold bracelet!

By the end of the first day of play, Cazals held an average stack of chips and by the end of day two he fared much better with the fifth largest chip stack. With his performance, Cazals would enter into heads up play in the number 5 seed. He would first face Eric Froehlich and it would take just two levels for Cazals to defeat Froehlich.

On the final hand, Froehlich would go all in with a middle pair on a flop king high and Cazels Ace-King hand held up and he would move on to heads up play against Toby Lewis.

Cazals would have a slightly larger chip stack going into this heads up match and he would use this to his advantage. The final hand of this match up would see Cazals move all in on a board of 5-5-Q-A-2 and Lewis would call. Cazals held A-Q and this would give him aces and queens which would make him the winner and he would move on to face Adam Geyer.

Cazal’s momentum would change once he entered into heads up play against Adam Geyer. Geyer would take the lead and Cazals would have to battle back to gain the chip lead, something he had yet to have to do. The chip lead would finally be in Cazal’s favor and in the end Cazals would earn a large pot with two kings and he would quickly chip away at Geyer until he was eliminated.

Cazals would then enter the semi finals and face Warwick Mirzikinian. This heads up match would last over nine hours. Amazingly the two would go back and forth for some time and then finally during level 26, Mirzikinain would go all in preflop with K-10. Cazals would call with A-K and his hand would hold up, eliminating Mirzikinain.

Cazals would then move on to compete against Joseph Cheong. At this point, no one knew where the two would face off. At first, they had decided to compete on Tuesday but they would have to play immediately so they decided to start at 9am which would be the earliest finals of any WSOP event. But the time was changed to around lunch when Cheong was knocked out of Event #9.

When the final heads up match began, it looked as though it was going to be another long match. Game play continued back and forth between each player gaining the lead until Level 24. This is when the action happened. Cheong would go all in with almost 3 million in chips and Cazals would call. Cazals held two kings and Cheong’s two fours were no good, giving Cazals his first WSOP bracelet as well as almost a half a million dollars!

Final Results:

1st           Aubin Cazals                       $480,564

2nd          Joseph Cheong                 $296,956

3rd           Warwick Mirzikinian        $162,443

4th           Hugo Lemaire                    $162,443

5th           Marvin Rettenmaier       $68,151

6th           Fabrizio Baldassari           $68,151

7th           Randy Haddox                   $68,151

8th           Adam Geyer                      $68,151

9th           Anthony Gargano            $24,390

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