“Pastime Participant” Carlos Chang Wins First Bracelet in $2,500 NLHE Freezeout

Carlos Chang has taken down the 2021 International Collection of Poker Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout for $364,589 after a three.5-hour heads-up combat towards Brady Osterman, . His maiden bracelet is the 3rd for Taiwan and the second one in 2021. The event attracted 896 avid gamers right through the registration duration which yielded a complete prize pool of $1,993,600 with the most important prize going to Chang in any case.

After attaining the overall tables of the 2015 Little One for One Drop right here within the Rio All-Suite Lodge and On line casino, the Monster Stack of the 2015 International Collection of Europe, and The Nearer in 2019, Chang in any case controlled to take hold of that elusive name.

“I feel that is my largest money, sure, that is my fourth ultimate desk. I informed myself, this 12 months if I make a last desk, I can win the bracelet. And it came about! I’m lovely excited. I used to be targeted all day and the day past.”

Chang joins the ranks of Pete Chen who gained an internet bracelet previous on WSOP.com and James Chen. “I do not know if I will be able to rely myself to the greats of Taiwan, I’m a passion participant, I am almost certainly the easier non-pro in the market.” he stated with a grin. Pete Chen used to be if truth be told on his rail along side John Studying who completed in fourth position within the Little One for One Drop again in 2015, one spot upper than Chang however captured a bracelet in a while.

Carlos Chang
Carlos Chang with John Studying and Pete Chen

Chang and Osterman have been joined by way of acquainted names and faces like Adrien Delmas, Sergi Reixach, Arthur Conan, and Sung Joo Hyun at the ultimate desk nowadays whilst Christopher Basile and Uri Reichenstein busted the night time sooner than to make it one of the crucial world ultimate tables of the sequence up until now.

Tournament #41: $2,500 Freezeout Ultimate Desk Effects

Position Participant 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 8 Gamers to the Heads-Up Combat

Chang got here into the overall desk with the chip lead and had a transparent technique: “Firstly, I used to be looking to assault the center and quick stack. I misplaced a three-bet the primary two arms, that were given me down to six million, misplaced two flips, down to two.8 million, the shortest after which I slowly got here again. I were given fortunate after I hit the immediately flush draw towards the kings. I were given fortunate on Day 2 too, I began with 8.5 giant blinds, gained 3 flips in a row. The tactic I hired this time, simply play one hand at a time. That is the key I intended as a substitute of looking to win straight away. Whilst you know you might be dropping, it is time to surrender, do not attempt to power any performs that would possibly get you into hassle. If you are dropping, simply watch for the following hand. That is what I used to be looking to do, my objective used to be to win one hand at a time.”

It will take virtually two hours sooner than Quang Ngo busted to Conan and some other two sooner than Gerald Cunniff fell to Reixach. Hyun used to be the one bracelet winner at the ultimate desk however fell to Conan too in 6th position. Simply twenty mins later, Conan ran his decrease pocket pair of sevens into the nines of his fellow countryman Delmas.

Adrien Delmas
Adrien Delmas completed in 3rd position for $161,731

4-handed play lasted an hour sooner than Reixach fell sufferer to Chang who had flopped a immediately. Delmas had the most important and loudest rail of the entire avid gamers, making a song songs from one aspect to the opposite however to no avail. Delmas had shoved at the flop with an overpair however Chang had flopped the flush and stepped forward to a immediately flush at the flip to get Delmas all the way down to lower than a large blind. Chang claimed the ones chips too to get to the heads-up level of the event.

Pastime Participant Wins the Heads-Up Combat

The heads-up combat used to be an extended one with the chips going from side to side for some time.

“I had to pick some spots. Brady used to be lovely competitive and I wasn’t getting any playing cards. He used to be taking numerous chips from me. We flipped as soon as with eights as opposed to his ace-king. I doubled up, from there it went from side to side. And in any case, the flush helped me. He referred to as. I knew he calls so much, so I discovered, I’m going to simply move all-in, he’s going to name. And he in reality referred to as, as a result of he by no means folds if truth be told.” Chang stated whilst guffawing.

Carlos Chang
Carlos Chang and Brady Osterman shake arms

Regardless of many jeers from probably the most guys from Osterman’s rail, Chang were given it executed sooner or later when he doubled with the aforementioned rivered flush after which took the remaining when he hit the immediately at the ultimate card of the overall hand. Chang were given up, shook Osterman’s hand, after which walked over to Chen and Studying to have a good time. Chen and Chang are making plans their bracelet rite in combination someday right through the Major Tournament when extra in their pals have come over to Las Vegas.

Carlos Chang

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