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“Curiosity Player” Carlos Chang Wins First Bracelet in $2,500 NLHE Freezeout

Shirley Ang

Carlos Chang

Carlos Chang has taken down the 2021 World Assortment of Poker Tournament #41: $2,500 Freezeout for $364,589 after a 3.5-hour heads-up fight in opposition to Brady Osterman, . His maiden bracelet is the third for Taiwan and the 2nd in 2021. The occasion attracted 896 avid gamers for the length of the registration duration which yielded a total prize pool of $1,993,600 with essentially the most attention-grabbing prize going to Chang within the stop.

After reaching the leisure tables of the 2015 Minute One for One Plunge here within the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the Monster Stack of the 2015 World Assortment of Europe, and The Closer in 2019, Chang at remaining managed to snatch that elusive title.

“I converse this is my finest cash, yes, this is my fourth remaining table. I told myself, this year if I make a remaining table, I could decide the bracelet. And it took quandary! I am gorgeous wrathful. I changed into focused all day and the day earlier than recently.”

Chang joins the ranks of Pete Chen who obtained an on-line bracelet earlier on WSOP.com and James Chen. “I build no longer know if I will count myself to the greats of Taiwan, I am a ardour player, I’m presumably the upper non-expert available.” he talked about with a smile. Pete Chen changed into no doubt on his rail in conjunction with John Discovering out who accomplished in fourth quandary within the Minute One for One Plunge motivate in 2015, one living elevated than Chang but captured a bracelet later on.

Carlos Chang
Carlos Chang with John Discovering out and Pete Chen

Chang and Osterman private been joined by familiar names and faces contend with Adrien Delmas, Sergi Reixach, Arthur Conan, and Sung Joo Hyun on the leisure table recently while Christopher Basile and Uri Reichenstein busted the night time earlier than to make it one of essentially the most international remaining tables of the sequence up till now.

Tournament #41: $2,500 Freezeout Final Table Results

Effect Player Nation Prize
1 Carlos Chang Taiwan $364,589
2 Brady Osterman United States $225,333
3 Adrien Delmas France $161,731
4 Sergi Reixach Spain $117,650
5 Arthur Conan France $86,757
6 Sung Joo Hyun South Korea $64,864
7 Gerald Cunniff United States $49,179
8 Quang Ngo United States $37,820
9 Christopher Basile United States $29,506
10 Uri Reichenstein Israel $23,358

From Eight Avid gamers to the Heads-Up Battle

Chang came into the leisure table with the chip lead and had a clear procedure: “On the starting, I changed into attempting to attack the heart and short stack. I lost a 3-wager the indispensable two fingers, that purchased me down to 6 million, lost two flips, down to 2.8 million, the shortest and then I slowly came motivate. I purchased lucky after I hit the straight flush procedure in opposition to the kings. I purchased lucky on Day 2 too, I started with 8.5 mountainous blinds, obtained three flips in a row. The procedure I employed this time, correct play one hand at a time. That is basically the indispensable I supposed fairly than attempting to make your mind up correct now. When you’re losing, or no longer it’s time to present up, build no longer are trying to pressure any plays that will perchance presumably net you into effort. Whenever you’re losing, correct tackle up for the subsequent hand. That is what I changed into attempting to enact, my aim changed into to make your mind up one hand at a time.”

It would employ nearly two hours earlier than Quang Ngo busted to Conan and but every other two earlier than Gerald Cunniff fell to Reixach. Hyun changed into essentially the most attention-grabbing bracelet winner on the leisure table but fell to Conan too in sixth quandary. Correct twenty minutes later, Conan ran his lower pocket pair of sevens into the nines of his fellow countryman Delmas.

Adrien Delmas
Adrien Delmas accomplished in third quandary for $161,731

Four-handed play lasted an hour earlier than Reixach fell sufferer to Chang who had flopped a straight. Delmas had essentially the most attention-grabbing and loudest rail of the full avid gamers, singing songs from one aspect to the other but to no avail. Delmas had shoved on the flop with an overpair but Chang had flopped the flush and improved to a straight flush on the turn to net Delmas down to no longer as much as a mountainous blind. Chang claimed these chips too to net to the heads-up stage of the occasion.

Curiosity Player Wins the Heads-Up Battle

The heads-up fight changed into a lengthy one with the chips going to and fro for a while.

“I had to fetch some spots. Brady changed into gorgeous aggressive and I wasn’t getting any cards. He changed into taking a bunch of chips from me. We flipped as soon as with eights versus his ace-king. I doubled up, from there it went to and fro. And at remaining, the flush helped me. He known as. I knew he calls loads, so I figured out, I could correct breeze all-in, he’ll call. And he no doubt known as, because he never folds no doubt.” Chang talked about while laughing.

Carlos Chang
Carlos Chang and Brady Osterman shake fingers

In spite of many jeers from a couple of of the blokes from Osterman’s rail, Chang purchased it accomplished within the conclude when he doubled with the aforementioned rivered flush and then took the leisure when he hit the straight on the leisure card of the leisure hand. Chang purchased up, shook Osterman’s hand, and then walked over to Chen and Discovering out to private a glorious time. Chen and Chang are planning their bracelet ceremony together at some level for the length of the Predominant Tournament when more of their mates private come over to Las Vegas.

Carlos Chang

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