Event 64: $1,100 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-or-Better 8-Max $75,000 Guarantee
Total Entrants: 184
Players Remaining: 1
The heads up battle between Rob Cowen and Trevor Reader was a true match of wills as neither player gave an inch. Cowen gained the lead against Reader early in their match but Reader refused to give up. Eventually, though, Cowen was able to win the right pots when necessary to defeat his worthy opponent.
Reader limped the button and Cowen checked to the K♥10♥4♦ flop. Cowen checked and Reader bet 80,000. Cowen called and they both checked the Q♠ turn. Cowen bet 285,000 on the 4♠ river and upon Reader calling showed K♠4♣3♦2♠ for a full house. Reader flashed 10♣4♦ and was left with 385,000.
Those chips went into the middle a few hands later with Reader holding K♣K♠Q♣4♦ against Cowen’s A♣10♠5♥4♠. The Q♦9♦3♥ flop gave Cowen backdoor outs and he improved to a full draw on the 4♥ turn. With his loyal rail cheering for a deuce, they got one on the 2♦ river.
Cowen scooped the pot and the title while Reader earns $29,403 for his single-day performance. A winner’s recap will be posted shortly.