Robert Cowen Wins Bracelets in Back-to-Back Years; Binks $50K PLO High Roller for $1.4M

Robert Cowen
The 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) at Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas has crowned yet another repeat winner during live poker’s annual spectacle in Sin City. England’s Robert Cowen secured his second gold bracelet in Event #28: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. After a short-lived heads-up duel with Dash Dudley, the latter was denied a third title in the four-card variant while Cowen doubled his tally.

In total, the most expensive non-hold’em tournament on the schedule attracted a field of 106 entries and a prize pool worth $5,074,750, which was shared between the top 16 finishers. The lion’s share of that was up for grabs on the final day, which saw five players return to the PokerGO live-streamed feature table in the Bally’s Event Center.

After just four hours of play, Cowen came out on top to score the top prize worth $1,393,816 ,which nearly double his all-time cashes on the live poker circuit according to The Hendon Mob. When asked what it feels like to win his second bracelet in such a high-stakes competition, he said: “It’s the same, it is just PLO. It is obviously a lot tougher because everyone is gambling a lot more … you can’t really run anyone over.”

The final day also included the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year Ben Lamb, Bulgarian poker pro Veselin Karakitukov and Jared Bleznick. Lamb held more than half of the chips in play with four contenders remaining only for Cowen to pull ahead after scooping several big pots to then close out the victory not even one hour later. The top three finishers in the high-stakes competition now share five WSOP PLO titles between them.

Event #28: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller Final Table Results

Place Winner Country Prize (in USD)
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

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