Breaking Down the Action:
  • Cohen Wins Limit Hold’em Championship for $245k
  • Michael Simhai Wins Shootout Event for $240k
  • British Pro Cowen Wins PLO High Roller for $1.3 million
  • Maxx Coleman Makes the Maximum in Event #29
  • Daniel Weinman Wins PLO Eight-Handed Event Bracelet for $255,000

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British player Robert Cowen won a WSOP bracelet for glory in front of a host of British poker players on the rail.

The 2022 World Series of Poker has already seen three weeks of amazing action at Bally’s and Paris casinos in Las Vegas. With Jeremy Ausmus winning his third WSOP bracelet in just nine months and Daniel Zack becoming the first player to win two bracelets this series, the action has been non-stop. The WSOP events 26-30 provided some big thrills for first-timers as well as a seeing a great many very familiar faces play some of the biggest events on the schedule.

Cohen Wins Limit Hold’em Championship for $245k

Jonathan Cohen was the winner of Event #26 as he came from behind to win a heads-up battle for the ages against Kyle Dilschneider at an all-American nine-handed final table. The $10,000-entry Limit Hold’em Championship saw Cohen claim the $245,678 top prize after a mammoth seven-hour showdown in Vegas produced a classic for poker fans.

Cohen, who finally redeemed his runner-up finish in a WSOP event back in 2014, saw some much more experienced players than himself arrive at the final table, such as Matthew Gonzales and Chad Eveslage, who is in the top 10 of the WSOP Player of the Year standings at the time of going to press.

After both Eveslage and Gonzales both busted, Cohen and Dilschneider seemed on a collision course to decide the title and so it proved, the two men sitting down to a heads-up battle that was so long that both men needed to return for an added day’s play to determine who would take the top prize. Eventually, it was Cohen who came back for the win and his maiden bracelet.

WSOP 2022 Event #26 $50,000 PLO High Roller Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Jonathan Cohen U.S.A. $245,678
2nd Kyle Dilschneider U.S.A. $151,842
3rd Matthew Schreiber U.S.A. $107,978
4th Matthew Gonzales U.S.A. $78,435
5th Joey Couden U.S.A. $58,226
6th Chad Eveslage U.S.A. $44,194
7th Matt Woodward U.S.A. $34,314
8th Amir Shayesteh U.S.A. $27,269
9th David Litt U.S.A. $22,192

Michael Simhai Wins Shootout Event for $240k

The WSOP Shootout Final Table saw 10 players who had each won two previous 10-handed ‘Sit ‘n’ Go’ type tournaments try to make it third time lucky to claim the bracelet. The only former WSOP bracelet winner among their number, Kevin Song, busted pretty early, losing his stack in ninth place for $24,001 after Derek Sudell had departed first.

Others such as Ravi Raghavan (4th for $84,047) and Anant Patel (3rd for $111,226), both went close, but heads-up it was a battle between David Dowdy – who had been down to just one chip in a previous shootout table in this event – and Michael Simhai.

Eventually, Dowdy, who won $148,618 from that single chip, was eliminated in second place by the Californian Simhai, who won his first-ever WSOP event and topped a thousand entries in the thrilling tournament format, winning $240,480 in the process.

 WSOP 2022 Event #27 $1,500 NLHE Shootout Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Michael Simhai U.S.A. $240,480
2nd David Dowdy U.S.A. $148,618
3rd Anant Patel U.S.A. $111,226
4th Ravi Raghavan U.S.A. $84,047
5th Timothy McDermott U.S.A. $64,129
6th Roongsak Griffith U.S.A. $49,414
7th Austin Peck U.S.A. $38,455
8th David Yonnotti U.S.A. $30,227
9th Kevin Song U.S.A. $24,001
10th Derek Sudell U.S.A. $19,253

British Pro Cowen Wins PLO High Roller for $1.3 million

In one of the highest-profile mixed games of the 2022 World Series to date, Welsh poker professional Robert Cowen took the title after four luminous rivals had their lights blown out at the final table felt. With a massive $1,393,816 at stake, Cowen got the job done with some very famous faces on his rail, such as his fellow British pros Chris Moorman, Niall Farrell and Ludovic Geilich.

It was Jared Bleznick who busted in fifth place for $342,626 and in one of the funniest interviews for some time, he explained to PokerGO’s Jeff Platt that his real passion for the game lies somewhere slightly different.

Bulgarian player Veselin Karakitukov had led the field coming into the final, but he busted in fourth place for $458,016 and that left two Americans in the hunt out of three players. Ben Lamb left the party in third place for $622,861, and Cowen then went on to beat former bracelet winner Dash Dudley, who cashed for $861,442 in second place.

WSOP 2022 Event #28 $50,000 PLO High Roller Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Robert Cowen United Kingdom $1,393,816
2nd Dash Dudley U.S.A. $861,442
3rd Ben Lamb U.S.A. $622,861
4th Veselin Karakitukov Bulgaria $458,016
5th Jared Bleznick U.S.A. $342,626
6th Jason Mercier U.S.A. $260,819
7th Aaron Katz U.S.A. $202,103
8th Scott Seiver U.S.A. $159,464

Maxx Coleman Makes the Maximum in Event #29

Maxx Coleman made the most of his fortune to play his way to the title in Event #29, the $1,500-entry NLHE 2-7 Lowball Draw event. Brazilian online poker legend Yuri Dzivielevski came into the last day of play in the lead, but couldn’t hold onto it during an opening period that saw players such as German international soccer player Max Kruse crash out in seventh place for $14,078.

With WSOP regulars Yuri Dzivielevski (4th for $37,379) and the man with more WSOP cashes than anyone else, Roland Israelashvili (3rd for $53,828), Thomas Newton saw his world fall apart in second place for $78,997 as Coleman conquered his opponent heads-up and took the title and $127,809 top prize.

WSOP 2022 Event #29 $1,500 NLHE 2-7 Lowball Draw Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Maxx Coleman U.S.A. $127,809
2nd Thomas Newton U.S.A. $78,997
3rd Roland Israelashvili U.S.A. $53,828
4th Yuri Dzivielevski Brazil $37,379
5th Kenneth Po U.S.A. $26,464
6th Tomas Szwarcberg Mexico $19,108
7th Max Kruse Germany $14,078

Daniel Weinman Wins PLO Eight-Handed Event Bracelet for $255,000

In Event 30, Daniel Weinman won the top prize of $255,359 as he toppled Jamey Hendrickson heads-up. The 8-handed PLO $1,000-entry event concluded at Bally’s in Las Vegas and saw Ruslan Dykshteyn the first player to bust, before the former WSOP event winner Stephen Song left in seventh for $38,364.

Chino Rheem busted out in fifth place for $65,685 after leading with six players remaining, before his conqueror Germandio Andoni left in fourth place for $87,167. After Colombian player Eduardo Bernal Sanchez busted in third place for $116,751, Weinman had a chip lead of 23 million chips to 13 million up top.

Weinman beat Hendrickson to leave his American opponent with the runner-up prize of $157,819. That meant Weinman grabbed the win and over a quarter of a million dollars as he finally won a WSOP bracelet to add to a WSOP Circuit ring and WPT Main Event wins.

WSOP 2022 Event #30 $1,000 PLO 8-Max Final Table Results:

Place Player Country Prize
1st Daniel Weinman U.S.A. $255,359
2nd Jamey Hendrickson U.S.A. $157,819
3rd Eduardo Bernal Sanchez Colombia $116,751
4th Germandio Andoni U.S.A. $87,167
5th Chino Rheem U.S.A. $65,685
6th Ferenc Deak Hungary $49,962
7th Stephen Song U.S.A. $38,363
8th Ruslan Dykshteyn U.S.A. $29,739

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Cliff Spiller

Cliff Spiller is a veteran casino writer with decades of experience writing online casino reviews and game guides. His betting strategy articles, and gambling news updates have been a fixture in the industry since 2004.

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