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Cazals captures Mixed-Max bracelet

Frenchman endures marathon heads-up match en route to title

Updated: June 5, 2012, 2:20 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

After seven events, the streak is over. France's Aubin Cazals became the first non-American champion of the 2012 WSOP, winning the first-ever mixed-max event in WSOP-Vegas history. Not only did the 21-year-old stun the 2010 WSOP main event third-place finisher Joseph Cheong to win the bracelet, but he also endured the longest heads-up match the WSOP had ever witnessed just to get to the finals.

The mixed-max format made its debut at the 2011 WSOP Europe and featured an innovative format where ...

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