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Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
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1234

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $857,900
Players 92

Level Info

Level 26
Blinds 60,000 / 120,000
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 4

Players Left 1
Entries 2

Highlights

Highlights

Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 4 completed

K9 and Canine Lucky for Jonathan Cohen in Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($245,678)

connorrichards • Level 26: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen

Los Angeles' Jonathan Cohen is the latest 2022 World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner after taking down Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship for a career-best $245,678 and his first bracelet. Cohen defeated Wisconsin's Kyle Dilschneider in a marathon heads-up battle that lasted nearly seven hours and spanned multiple days in an event that attracted 92 runners to generate a prize pool of $857,900.

The victory comes a decade after Cohen finished runner-up in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout at the 2012 WSOP for $192,559, a close call that was fresh in his mind as he battled for his first bracelet.

“That was misery," Cohen told PokerNews in an interview after the victory. "I definitely didn’t want to come second twice. I feel very relieved.”

Other players who made deep runs in the Championship Limit Hold'em Event include fellow Los Angeles grinder Matthew Schreiber (3rd - $107,978), poker coach and high stakes pro Matthew Gonzales (4th - $107,978) and Chad Eveslage (6th - $44,194), who was after his second bracelet of the series after winning Event #8: $25,000 High Roller.

Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Final Table Results

 PLACEPLAYERCOUNTRYPRIZE (IN USD)
 1Jonathan CohenUnited States$245,678
 2Kyle DilschneiderUnited States$151,842
 3Matthew SchreiberUnited States$107,978
 4Matthew GonzalesUnited States$78,435
 5Joey CoudenUnited States$58,226
 6Chad EveslageUnited States$44,194
 7Matt WoodwardUnited States$34,314
 8Amir ShayestehUnited States$27,269
 9David LittUnited States$22,192

Final Table Action

The final table action kicked off with nine hopefuls and saw David Litt being the first to go in a cooler where his trips were no good against the straight of Joey Couden, who himself later bowed out in fifth place.

Eveslage, the Day 2 chip leader, exited in sixth in brutal fashion when he made a full house only to be counterfeited by quads on the board to lose to the ace-high of Cohen.

Schreiber was down to just a few big bets during six-handed play but managed to run up his stack and ladder to third place, falling when he got it in with middle pair to be drawing thin against the two pair of Cohen.

Cohen and Dilschneider battled heads-up for two-and-a-half hours before breaking on Day 3 and returning the next day to finish the tournament. Day 4 lasted over four hours and saw both players exchanging chip leads as the betting limits crept up.

$10K Limit Hold'Em Heads Up
$10K Limit Hold'Em Heads-Up

Dilschneider eventually got down to a few big bets and got his final chips in on a nine-high board with pocket fives. Unfortunately for the Dilschneider, Cohen held king-nine and the runner-up failed to improve as the river brought a king to give Cohen two pair.

Cohen told PokerNews he “I wasn’t even (planning on) playing" the tournament that wound up bringing him his first bracelet.

"I busted out of the Shootout with like two minutes to register ... (and Schreiber) begged me to come play," he said. "And he just like got me to come play with him.”

The unsung hero in the Limit Championship Event was Riley, an eight-year-old service dog that never left Cohen's side as he played multiple 12-hour days.

"How much of it does Riley get?" Dilschneider joked earlier as he got short.

"He's my backer, and I'm in makeup!" Cohen joked back.

Jonathan Cohen's Dog
Jonathan Cohen's dog, Riley

That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. Be sure to check out the WSOP live reporting hub for coverage of other bracelet events.

Tags: Amir ShayestehChad EveslageDavid LittJoey CoudenJonathan CohenKyle DilschneiderMatthew GonzalesMatthew Schreiber

Kyle Dilschneider Eliminated in 2nd Place ($151,842)

connorrichards • Level 26: 60,000-120,000, 0 ante
Kyle Dilschneider
Kyle Dilschneider

Kyle Dilschneider managed to double up his micro stack before he raised from the button and Jonathan Cohen called.

Cohen checked on the {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Spades} flop and called a bet from Dilschneider. Cohen checked again on the {9-Spades} turn and Dilschneider bet. Cohen check-raised and Dilschneider called for his tournament life.

Kyle Dilschneider: {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Jonathan Cohen: {k-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Cohen had improved to a better pair on the turn and Dilschneider was drawing to just a five. The {k-Clubs} on the river gave Cohen two pair and marked Dilschneider's elimination in second place for $151,842 after a lengthy heads-up battle that spanned two days.

Jonathan Cohen us
Jonathan Cohen
us 5,500,000 700,000
Kyle Dilschneider US
Kyle Dilschneider
US Busted

Level: 26

Betting Limits: 120,000/240,000

Rivered Flush Keeps Dilschneider Afloat

connorrichards • Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Kyle Dilschneider raised on the button and Jonathan Cohen called. Cohen checked on the flop of {8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and called a bet from Dilschneider.

Cohen checked again on the {q-Clubs} turn and called when Dilschneider bet all-in.

Kyle Dilschneider: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Jonathan Cohen: {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Cohen was ahead and a big favorite to win his first bracelet, but the {7-Clubs} came on the river to give Dilschneider a flush and keep him alive.

Jonathan Cohen us
Jonathan Cohen
us 4,800,000 1,300,000
Kyle Dilschneider US
Kyle Dilschneider
US 700,000 -1,300,000

Set of Nines Keeps Dilschneider Alive

connorrichards • Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante
Kyle Dilschneider
Kyle Dilschneider

Jonathan Cohen opened and then called a three-bet from Dilschneider. Dilschneider bet on the {10-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop and Cohen called. Dilschneider bet again on the {j-Clubs} turn and Cohen again called.

Dilschneider bet a third time on the {k-Hearts} river and Cohen folded a nine face-up as Dilschneider showed {9-}{9-} for a flopped set.

Jonathan Cohen us
Jonathan Cohen
us 3,500,000 1,000,000
Kyle Dilschneider US
Kyle Dilschneider
US 2,000,000 -1,000,000

Dilschneider Pushes Ahead

connorrichards • Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Jonathan Cohen opened on the button and Kyle Dilschneider called. Dilschneider checked on the flop of {3-Clubs}{k-Spades}{5-Hearts} and called a bet from Cohen. Both players then checked on the {5-Diamonds} turn.

Dilschneider bet on the {7-Clubs} river and Cohen called, only to muck when Dilschneider showed {6-Diamonds}{5-Spades} trip fives.

Kyle Dilschneider US
Kyle Dilschneider
US 3,000,000 1,300,000
Jonathan Cohen us
Jonathan Cohen
us 2,500,000 -1,300,000

Dilschneider Gets Life

connorrichards • Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 0 ante

Jonathan Cohen opened on the button and called when Kyle Dilschneider three-bet. Cohen checked on the {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{j-Spades} flop and Dilschneider checked back. The same action took place on the {k-Hearts} turn.

Cohen checked again on the {9-Clubs} river and folded when Dilschneider bet.

Jonathan Cohen us
Jonathan Cohen
us 3,800,000 -1,000,000
Kyle Dilschneider US
Kyle Dilschneider
US 1,700,000 1,000,000