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2021 52nd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 to Saturday, November 20, 2021

Event #80: 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,324,320
  • Entries: 496
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, November 20, 2021 2:46 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 14 hours ago)
Robert Cowen Wins Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit-Omaha ($280,916)

Robert Cowen

On Friday night, the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit-Omaha ended and after nearly twelve hours of blazing play on Day 3. It was Robert Cowen who emerged from an original starting field of 496 runners as the winner of his first WSOP Bracelet and the grand prize of $280,916.

It took a few minutes for the reality to set in for the poker pro hailing from Swansea, Wales who looked to be still in the zone from the grueling day of poker but was starting to loosen up thanks to a boisterous rail of friends who were over the moon for their friend.

"It's not quite sunk in yet. It's a big load off," he said. "I have been wanting one of these (WSOP Bracelet) for 15 years after watching the main and stuff on ESPN".

It was a great event for Cowen to win as he stated he is primarily a PLO cash game specialist and loves to compete in the game of PLO first and foremost.

Despite the preference for PLO, Cowen is fresh off a 39th-place finish in the Main Event just a few days ago as he was able to ride that deep run momentum to a bracelet.

"I have had quite a few deep runs. I played well all series really; I have not made many mistakes it's just that this one landed as the big winner," he said referring to his other four cashes, including three top 70 finishes in PLO events.

One of the key hands that propelled Cowen to the bracelet came three-handed when he was down to one card, drawing to a king against eventual second-place finisher Robert Emmerson and that king would come to breath new life into Cowen's bid to win.

"I don't often cheer when I win a hand but that one was big. And I had no doubts that I was going to win the tournament," said Cowen.

Event #80 Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize Money
1Robert CowenUnited Kingdom$280,916
2Robert EmmersonUnited Kingdom$173,613
3Uri ReichensteinIsrael$116,106
4Dylan WeismanCanada$79,368
5William BensonUnited States$55,485
6Karel MokryCzech Republic$39,688
7Mike MatusowUnited States$29,063

Action of the Day

The day began with 24 players and action was red hot from the first spark as the players were engulfed left and right until the inferno scorched over half the field before the first break, leaving only ten remaining amidst the smoldering ruins.

Play would cool down with ten remaining as it would take an hour and a half before a bombastic double elimination claimed the stacks of David Coleman and Naor Slobodskoy in one fell swoop. The next victim would not come for another 90 minutes as Raphael Schreiner was eliminated in eighth place to bring the field down to its unofficial final table.

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow navigated the fiery early parts of the day with his short stack, having a hose ready to douse his stack each time it got close to being completely consumed. He was able to keep himself alive all the way down to the unofficial final table, but that is where his journey ultimately ended as he was swallowed up in seventh place.

Two hours later after the dinner break, Karel Mokry went from big stack to short stack in a hurry and was eliminated in sixth place.

Five-handed play ended up being a marathon as it took about two and a half hours of back and forth play before William Benson was sent to pack up his bags in fifth place when he ran into a full house.

The eliminations went bang-bang as Dylan Weisman was taken out in fourth place only a couple of hands later when his aces were cracked by the nut flush as his bid for a second pot-limit Omaha bracelet of this WSOP came just short.

Uri Reichenstein had a deep run in a rare PLO event for him as he departed in third place after navigating his way through the field before eventually falling when he could not find a flush to overcome trips.

That would set up the heads-up battle of the Brits named Robert, which appeared to have the potential to be an epic and long battle as both players were very deep and Cowen held just a slight lead over Emmerson. But Cowen took a commanding lead quickly as he grabbed a hold of the proceedings with some aggressive play. Emmerson would claw back close to even until Cowen eventually took control again and capped it off with a dramatic final hand where he would win with a king-high flush that Emmerson called off on the river after a tortured tank.

Congratulations to Robert Cowen, winner of Event #80: $3,000 6-Handed Pot Limit-Omaha!

Robert Cowen
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Saturday, November 20, 2021 2:19 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 14 hours ago)
Robert Cowen Wins Event #80: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha ($280,916)

Robert Cowen

Robert Cowen has defeated Robert Emmerson heads up and claimed his first World Series of Poker Bracelet for $280,916.

He conquered a field of 496 players.

A full recap of today's events will be posted shortly.

Saturday, November 20, 2021 2:12 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 14 hours ago)
Robert Emmerson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($173,613)

Robert Emmerson

On what would be the final hand of the tournament, Robert Emmerson limped in, Robert Cowen raised to 480,000, and Emmerson called.

The flop was     and both players checked to the turn  . Cowen bet 1,100,000 and Emmerson potted to 4,420,000. Cowen took some time before calling.

The river was the   and Cowen bet of 2,000,000, enough to cover Emmerson.

Both rails gathered around the table and Emmerson went into the tank. He shrugged, counted out his remaining chips, and tossed in a call.

Cowen revealed      for a rivered heart flush and Emmerson's hand went into the muck.

Emmerson picks up a nice payday of more than $170,000 for his great run.

Robert Cowen19,840,0006,640,000
Robert Emmerson0-6,640,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 14 hours ago)
Cowen Boats Further Ahead

Action was on the turn as the board read     . From the big blind, Robert Cowen bet 600,000 and was called by Robert Emmerson from the button.

The river came the  . Cowen bet again, this time for 1,500,000. Emmerson called again.

Cowen tabled the      for the boat and took the pot to widen his lead.

Robert Cowen13,200,0001,800,000
Robert Emmerson6,640,000-1,800,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:53 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 15 hours ago)
Emmerson Doubles Back Into Contention

Robert Emmerson

Robert Cowen raised to 380,000 and Robert Emmerson called.

The flop was     and Emmerson led for 350,000. Cowen called.

On the turn   Emmerson sized up to 750,000, Cowen potted and Emmerson called all in.

Robert Emmerson:     
Robert Cowen:     

Emmerson held a set of nines and Cowen had straight and flush draws. The river bricked for Cowen and Emmerson doubled.

Robert Cowen11,400,000-4,200,000
Robert Emmerson8,440,0005,240,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:28 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 15 hours ago)
Cowen Takes Commanding Lead

From the button Robert Emmerson raised and Robert Cowen called.

The flop came    . Cowen checked raised a bet of 375,000 to 875,000, Emmerson called.

The turn was the  . Cowen again check-raised, this time upping a bet of 850,000 to the pot which was 2,875,000. Emmerson quickly folded after the second check-raise as Cowen collected the pot to take a commanding chip lead in the Battle of the British Roberts.

Robert Cowen15,600,0002,800,000
Robert Emmerson3,200,000-6,860,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:21 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 0
Saturday, November 20, 2021 1:17 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 15 hours ago)
Uri Reichenstein Eliminated in Third Place ($116,106)

Uri Reichenstein

Robert Cowen raised to 240,000 on the button and Uri Reichenstein called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Reichenstein check-called a bet of 400,000.

On the turn  , Reichenstein checked and Cowen bet 1,100,000. Reichenstein then potted all in and Cowen called.

Uri Reichenstein:     
Robert Cowen:     

Reichenstein held queens and jacks with a flush draw but Cowen was ahead with a set of sixes.

The river peeled off the   and Reichenstein improved to kings and queens but it was not enough as he was eliminated in third. He picks up more than $115,000 for his deep run.

Robert Cowen12,800,0007,500,000
Uri Reichenstein0-2,300,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:56 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 16 hours ago)
Cowen Rivers A Chop To Survive

Robert Cowen

Robert Emmerson raised to 250,000 and Robert Cowen called.

The flop was     and there was a bet and call to see the turn  .

Cowen checked and Emmerson bet 825,000. Cowen raised the pot and Emmerson called to put Cowen at risk.

Robert Cowen:     
Robert Emmerson:     

Emmerson was ahead with the king-high straight while Cowen held a queen-high straight. The river was the   and Cowen survived with a chop.

Robert Emmerson10,060,000-840,000
Robert Cowen5,300,000-300,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:40 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 16 hours ago)
Dylan Weisman Eliminated in 4th Place ($79,368)

Dylan Weisman

Robert Emmerson raised from the small blind, Dylan Weisman three-bet to 800,000 from the big blind and Emmerson called.

The flop came    . Weisman jammed all in and Emmerson snap-called.

"Oh ****. Did you flop a set?" said Weisman in response to the snap-call. The answer was no as Emmerson tabled the      but he did have top pair and the nut flush draw. While Weisman had aces with the     .

The turn immediately ended it for Weisman as the   came off to bring in the flush. The river was the   and Weisman was gone in fourth place as he tossed his cards in frustration and stood up to leave.

Robert Emmerson10,900,0003,675,000
Robert Cowen5,600,000-440,000
Uri Reichenstein2,300,000-1,040,000
Dylan Weisman0-3,770,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:33 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 16 hours ago)
William Benson Eliminated in 5th Place ($55,485)

William Benson

William Benson limped in from the small blind and Robert Cowen checked his option.

Both players checked the flop     and saw the turn  . Benson checked and Cowen bet 275,000. Benson then potted to 1,075,000 and Cowen called after some thought.

The river was the  , Benson shoved, and Cowen snap-called.

Benson tabled      playing his pocket queens but Cowen had it beat with      for tens full. Benson picks up more than $50,000 for his efforts.

Robert Cowen6,040,0002,175,000
William Benson0-2,100,000
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 16 hours ago)
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 0
Saturday, November 20, 2021 12:00 AM Local Time (about 57 days and 16 hours ago)
Break Time Chip Counts
Robert Emmerson7,225,0002,325,000
Robert Cowen3,865,00035,000
Dylan Weisman3,770,000-560,000
Uri Reichenstein3,340,000-210,000
William Benson2,100,000-1,300,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 11:55 PM Local Time (about 57 days and 17 hours ago)
Break Time

Players are now on their final 15-minute of the night.

Friday, November 19, 2021 11:50 PM Local Time (about 57 days and 17 hours ago)
Reichenstein Bets Out Cowen

Uri Reichenstein

Robert Cowen raised to 200,000 and Uri Reichenstein called.

The flop was     and both players checked to the turn  . Reichenstein led for 400,000 and Cowen called.

The river was the   and Reichenstein sized up to 750,000. Cowen spent a couple minutes in the tank before folding.

Robert Cowen3,830,000-3,370,000
Uri Reichenstein3,550,000350,000
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Friday, November 19, 2021 11:38 PM Local Time (about 57 days and 17 hours ago)
Rush For Weisman

Dylan Weisman caught a bit of a rush in the last few hands as he bet the pot on the river on a board that read      which was enough to fold out Robert Emmerson who thought for a while before relinquishing.

The next hand, he folded out Uri Reichenstein on the turn as the board read      and bet the pot from the big blind.

Weisman continued to take chips as he collected with a flush on the next hand as he tabled two diamonds on a three-diamond board to add more to his stack via the three hand rush.

Robert Emmerson4,900,000-300,000
Dylan Weisman4,330,0002,030,000
Uri Reichenstein3,200,000-650,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 11:28 PM Local Time (about 57 days and 17 hours ago)
Benson Doubles Up Twice More

William Benson

William Benson and Uri Reichenstein got all the chips in the middle preflop, with Benson at risk.

William Benson:     
Uri Reichenstein:     

The board came       and Benson hit two pair on the river to survive.

On the next hand, Robert Emmerson raised to 200,000 and Benson called from the big blind.

The flop was     and Benson bet pot. Emmerson re-potted and Benson called the all-in.

William Benson:     
Robert Emmerson:     

The turn was the   and the river was the   as Benson made a ten-high straight to win the pot.

Robert Emmerson5,200,000-100,000
Uri Reichenstein3,850,000-750,000
William Benson3,400,0002,300,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 11:15 PM Local Time (about 57 days and 17 hours ago)
Benson Doubles With Quads

William Benson raised under the gun to 375,000. It folded to Uri Reichenstein in the big blind who called.

The flop came    . Benson moved all in for about 100,000. Reichenstein looked reluctant but he called.

Benson had flopped a set with the     . The turn was the   to give Benson quads and the river the   as Reichenstein's hand was quickly turned over after the turned quads and Benson collected the double up to stay alive.

Uri Reichenstein4,600,0001,570,000
William Benson1,100,000300,000
Friday, November 19, 2021 10:54 PM Local Time (about 57 days and 18 hours ago)
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 0
Friday, November 19, 2021 10:52 PM Local Time (about 57 days and 18 hours ago)
Three In A Row for Emmerson

Robert Emmerson

Robert Cowen limped in the small blind and Robert Emmerson checked his option.

The flop was    , Cowen bet 80,000 and Emmerson called.

Cowen check-called a bet of 250,000 from Emmerson on the   turn to see the   river. Both players checked and Cowen tabled      but Emmerson had it beat with trip fours     .

On the next hand, Emmerson raised to 175,000 and took down the blinds.

Emmerson raised again after that to 175,000 and both Dylan Weisman and William Benson called.

The flop was     and Emmerson continued for 250,000. Only Weisman called.

Emmerson sized up to 750,000 on the turn   and Weisman released his holding as Emmerson dragged another pot.

Robert Cowen7,200,0001,000,000
Robert Emmerson5,300,0001,200,000
Dylan Weisman2,300,000-1,425,000
William Benson800,000-550,000
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