The 2022 World Series of Poker is in full swing at Bally’s and Paris, Las Vegas. The English poker-pro Robert Cowen has won his career’s second gold bracelet in Event# 28. Cowen defeated Dash Dudley in the heads-up.

This event attracted 106 entries, which built a prize pool of $5,074,750. This huge prize pool was distributed among the top sixteen players. Cowen’s top finish earned him a career-best payout of $1,393,816, increasing his live tournament earnings to approximately $2.7 million. In 2021, Cowen won a $3,000 pot-limit Omaha event, where he earned his first gold bracelet. In spring 2022, Cowen won a €10,300 buy-in no-limit hold ’em high roller at the European Poker Tour Prague festival, where he earned €518,197 for his title.


Final Table Results

1 Robert Cowen United Kingdom $1,393,816
2 Dash Dudley United States $861,442
3 Ben Lamb United States $622,861
4 Veselin Karakitukov Bulgaria $458,016
5 Jared Bleznick United States $342,626
6 Jason Mercier United States $260,819
7 Aaron Katz United States $202,103
8 Scott Seiver United States $159,464


The Final Table Action

The four-time bracelet winner, Scott Seiver, couldn’t make it to the final day and got out in eighth place with a prize of $159,464. Aaron Katz, another bracelet winner, was eliminated in the seventh place for $202,103. The five-time bracelet winner and one of the most experienced players, Jason Mercier, left the table in the sixth place to earn $260,819.

Only five players returned on the final day. Soon, Jared Bleznick lost to Dudley when his Kings did not stand against the aces of Dudley. Bleznick went home with $342,626 for fifth place. Veselin Karakitukov started the day as the chip leader but lost his lead due to his passive approach. A few moments later, Karakitukov decided to call all-in on a J (Spades), 9 (Diamonds), 4 (Hearts) flop with J (Clubs), 10 (Clubs), 6 (Diamonds), and 5 (Clubs). The Bulgarian pro was slowly following the A (Hearts), Q (Hearts), J (Hearts), and 10 (Spades) of Cowen. At last, the A (Spades) and 3 (Diamonds) decided the fate of Karakitukov. He received $458,016 for his fourth-place finish.

Cowen eventually took the lead after winning a big pot against Ben Lamb. Lamb called all-in with K (Diamonds), J (Diamonds), 7 (Spades), and 6 (Diamonds) against the 7 (Hearts), 5 (spades), 4 (Diamonds), and 3 (Spades) of Cowen. Cowen won a flush when the board ran out on J (Spades), 3 (Clubs), 2 (Spades), 6 (Clubs), and 4 (Spades). Lamb cashed $622,861 for his third position.


The Heads-up Play

Cowen had a 3:1 lead in the heads-up play against Dudley. In the final moments, Cowen raised with a J (Diamonds), 9 (Clubs), 8 (Diamonds), and 5 (Spades), to which Dudley replied with K (Spades), K (Diamonds), Q (Clubs), and 4 (Spades). The flop showed J (Spades), 7 (Spades), and 6 (Hearts), and Dudley decided to move all in. Cowen responded with a call and finally secured the title when the 9 (Spades) provided a winning full house. Dudley received $861,442 for his runner-up finish.




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