Event 64: $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better 8-Max $75,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 184
Players Remaining: 3
Trevor Reader now holds half of the chips in play after making Rob Cowen fold twice to pot-size bets on the river and was rewarded for his aggression with the chip lead.
In the first hand, Reader raised to 90,000 on the button and Cowen called from the small blind. Both players checked the Q♦7♦4♥ flop and Cowen checked the 6♣ turn. Reader bet 110,000 and Cowen called, after some thought. The river brought the 4♣ and Cowen checked again. Reader bet the pot of 440,000 and after some muttering to himself, Cowen folded.
A few hands later, Reader limped the small blind and Cowen raised to 90,000. Reader called and then checked the 7♦5♥2♦ flop. Cowen bet 45,000 and Reader called. The two players checked the 6♣ turn.
Reader bet 270,000 on the Q♣ river and Cowen tanked for two minutes before folding.
With the blinds soon to go up, Reader leads with 1,250,000 and Cowen is down to 590,000.