Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship | World Series of Poker 2022

Los Angeles’ jonathan cohen is the last World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner after dropping Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship for a better career $245,678 and her first bracelet. Cohen defeated Wisconsin Kyle Dilschneider in a marathon heads-up battle that lasted nearly seven hours and spanned several days in an event that drew 92 runners to generate a prize pool of $857,900.

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

“It was misery,” Cohen said PokerNews in an interview after the win. “I certainly didn’t want to finish second twice. I feel very relieved.”

Other players who made deep runs in the Championship Limit Hold’em event include another grinder from Los Angeles 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 in the series after winning Event #8: $25,000 High Roller.

Chad Eveslage

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

SQUARE PLAYER COUNTRY PRICE (IN USD)
1 jonathan cohen United States $245,678
2 Kyle Dilschneider United States $151,842
3 Matthew Schreiber United States $107,978
4 Matthew Gonzales United States $78,435
5 Joey Couden United States $58,226
6 Chad Eveslage United States $44,194
seven Matt Woodward United States $34,314
8 Amir Shayesteh United States $27,269
9 David Litt United States $22,192

Final table

The final table opened with nine prospects and saw David Litt to be the first to go to an icebox where his travels were useless against the straight of Joey Coudenwho himself later retired in fifth place.

Eveslage, the Day 2 chip leader, retired in sixth in brutal fashion when he made a full house only to be countered by quads on the board to lose to Cohen’s ace.

Schreiber had just a few big bets left in a six-handed game, but managed to push his stack and ladder up to third, falling when he got it with middle pair to close in of the two Cohen pairs.

Cohen and Dilschneider fought one-on-one for two and a half hours before breaking up on Day 3 and returning the next day to finish the tournament. Day 4 lasted over four hours and saw the two players trade chips as betting limits increased.

Limit Hold'Em $10,000 Heads Up
$10,000 Limit Hold’Em Heads-Up

Dilschneider finally got down to some big betting and put his last chips on a board of nine with a pair of fives. Unfortunately for the Dilschneider, Cohen held king nine and the second didn’t improve as the river brought a king to give Cohen two pair.

Cohen said PokerNews he “I hadn’t even (planned) to play” the tournament that ended up earning him his first bracelet.

“I walked out of the Shootout with about two minutes to sign up…(and Schreiber) begged me to come play,” he said. “And he just made me come and play with him.”

The unsung hero of the Limit Championship Event was Riley, an eight-year-old service dog who never left Cohen as he played several 12-hour days.

“How much does Riley get?” Dilschneider joked earlier.

“It’s my support. And I’m wearing makeup!” Cohen joked back.

Jonathan Cohen's dog
Jonathan Cohen’s dog, Riley

This concludes the PokerNews Live Report Team coverage of Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship. Be sure to check out the WSOP Live Reports hub for coverage of other bracelet events.

Joseph K. Bennett