Robert Cowen won another gold bracelet in Event No.28:$50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller during the 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) that took place at Bally's and Paris Las Vegas. The player won the tournament after getting into a heads-up match with Dash Dudley.
Unfortunately, the former denied the latter an opportunity to win his third title in a four-card variant when he drastically increased his tally.
The event was the costliest non-hold'em tournament on the schedule as it had 106 entrants who created a $5,074,750 prize pool. But, only the leading 16 finishers shared the pool, with the winner taking the biggest share. Five players sat at the PokerGO live-streamed table at Bally's Event Center.
Even so, Cowen emerged the winner after several hours of play and received the $1,393,816 top prize. The Hendon Mob claims that his recent victory almost doubled his all-time cashes on the live poker circuit. He stated after the event that he didn't have a strange feeling after winning the PLO as it has high competition and it isn't a walk in the park to run everyone.
Final Table Results
- Robert Cowen from the United Kingdom – $1,393,816
- Dash Dudley from the U.S. – $861,442
- Ben Lamb from the U.S. – $622,861
- Veselin Karakitukov from Bulgaria – $458,016
- Jared Bleznick from the U.S. – $342,626
- Jason Mercier from the U.S. – $260,819
- Aaron Katz from the U.S. – $202,103
- Scott Seiver from the U.S. – $159,464
Robert Cowen's British Rail
A lively rail supported Dudley and Cowen. The Brits cheered them after they beat High Roller experts to advance to the final table. Dudley stated in an interview that he was short several times, but he had to continue fighting. He thanked the rail for always following him in top tournaments and noted that it is steadily growing.
Kim, Dudley's mother, and Racquel, his wife, were part of his Michigan rail. Besides, this was his second-largest cash; he got an $861,442 payday. The couple has a nine-month-old daughter.
Cowen has specialized a lot on pot-limit Omaha. But he had his last largest score in the No-Limit Hold'em event after he won €475,410 in the European Poker Tour (EPT) Prague €10,300 High Roller this year.
Before then, Cowen held the 39th position in the 2021 WSOP Main Event and won $163,900. Still, he won a gold bracelet after several days in Event No.80:$3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha.
He stated in an interview after the event that it felt great to win the tournament. A few huge names in the poker world surrounded Cohen in the $50,000 PLO High Roller. But they didn't intimidate him as he remained calm.
Action on the Final Day
Ben Lamb (the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year), Jared Bleznick, and Veselin Karakitukov are some of the players that advanced to the event's final day. Lamb had over half the stack that was in play when only four players were left.
Cohen got a few huge pots that helped him get a huge lead. Bleznick was in a risky position after his kings faced Dudley's aces. He lacked an escape when he only had an ace king to dispose of.
Karakitukov, the chip leader at the beginning of the day, began dropping to the middle of the stack position after his passive approach worked against him. Dudley became the chip leader and made an ill-timed move, and doubled Cowen.
Cowen lost the lead to Lamb after he used naked kings to fire three barrels. But the former got a few big hands and got most of the latter's chips. Lamb lost a clash with Dudley and exited the event.
Cowen began a heads-up duel having a 3:1 chip lead over Dudley, and he got a double, thus almost making the stack sizes even. The former ran nines on the river and turn as Dudley got a flush after a crucial hand. This made Cowen the event's champion.