Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Cheong Making Choices

Earlier in the day, we told everyone that Joseph Cheong had registered in this tournament while waiting for the last remaining heads-up match to finish in the $5,000 Mixed-Max event.

The heads-up match was between Aubin Cazals and Warwick Mirzikinian and eventually Cazals overcame Mirzikinian — after a long nine hours of play. Cheong then left Event 9 to discuss with Cazals and the WSOP Tournament Directors what the plan was going to be for the final match for the bracelet. At this stage, Cheong and Cazals were wondering if he would be able to postpone the match for the bracelet until Tuesday, so he could therefore still take part in Day 2 of this event.

PokerNews Reporter Rich Ryan has given an explanation of how that discussion went down, right here. What we can tell you is that Cheong will have to play the heads-up match at 9:00 AM tomorrow. While this will most likely not give him enough time to finish the heads-up battle before Day 2 of this event starts, it was the only compromise that could be decided on.

It will be very interesting to see if Cheong now goes for boom or bust in this event. We will let you know if he starts getting a bit more active.

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