All That for Nothing (Except $296,956)–Cheong Misses Out on Bracelet

If you're into extremely long events and final tables, then the $5k Mixed Match was just what the doctor ordered for you.

An epic long event winded down, and a few potentially interesting final tables are in the works.

Here is the latest from the 2012 WSOP.

:: Event #6 ($5,000 NLH Mixed Match) – This event actually began back in 2009. Just wrapped yesterday. Aubin Cazals of France (blah) beat Joseph Cheong heads-up. Cazals earns $480,564. Cheong, who seemed locked in to winning this event, banks $296,956 for his troubles.

:: Event #9 ($1,500 NLH) – The field of 3,404 is down to 33. Brian Rast holds the overnight chip lead, stacked at 1,498,000. He’s followed by Ryan Olisar with 1,080,000. Plenty of notables still in the field, including Scott Seiver (1,031,000), Jonathan Duhamel (840,000), Greg Mueller (615,000), Ari Engel (475,000), Paul Wasicka (283,000), and Amanda Musumeci, a woman (254,000). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #10 ($5,000 Seven Card Stud) – Play ended as they got to the money, as 16 remain. Leading the way is Jeffrey Lisandro with 276,500. He’s followed by Eugene Katchalov with 207,000. Mark Dickstein, who has “dick” in his name, has 105,000. And Cyndy Violette, a woman, has 88,000. Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #11 ($1,500 PLO) – A stellar 970 entered, with 117 returning for Day 2. First place will earn $265,211. Chuck Tonne ended play as chip leader, stacked at 191,700. He’s followed by Susie Zhao, a woman, with 134,000. Get chip counts here.

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* Photo courtesy of BLUFF Magazine.


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