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WSOP 2022: Jonathan Cohen Clinches First Bracelet in Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold ’em Championship ($245,678)

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  • Arpit Jain June 16, 2022
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Jonathan Cohen (cover image) from LA crossed out winning a WSOP bracelet from his bucket list as he took down Event #26: $10,000 Limit Hold ’em Championship at the 2022 World Series of Poker for $245,678 after a marathon heads-up battle with Kyle Dilschneider (2nd for $151,842) that stretched on to an impromptu Day 4.

Cohen had come within striking distance of winning the bracelet in Event #14: $1,500 Shootout at the 2012 WSOP. That close finish haunted him for long as he later confessed, “I definitely didn’t want to come second twice. I feel very relieved.”

The $10,000 Limit Hold ’em Championship drew 74 entrants that helped generate an $857,900 prize pool, and the top 14 places boarded the money bus.

The final table bustouts included Matthew Schreiber (3rd for $107,978), Matthew Gonzales (4th for $78,435), Joey Couden (5th for $58,226), Event #8: $25,000 High Roller champ Chad Eveslage (6th for $44,194), Matt Woodward (7th for $34,314), Amir Shayesteh (8th for $27,269), and David Litt (9th for $22,192).

Nick Pupillo (10th for $18,506), Yi Klassen (11th for $18,506), Marco Johnson (12th for $16,920), Matthew Rightnour (13th for $16,920), and Jesse Lonis (14th for $16,920) were other notables who finished in the money.


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Chad Eveslage – 1,080,000
  2. Matthew Schreiber – 970,000
  3. Joey Couden – 830,000
  4. Kyle Dilschneider – 705,000
  5. Jonathan Cohen – 605,000
  6. Matt Woodward – 530,000
  7. Matthew Gonzales – 435,000
  8. David Litt – 190,000
  9. Amir Shayesteh – 175,000


Final Table Recap

David Litt, who entered the final table with the second shortest stack, busted in ninth place in a massive three-way pot. With the board open , Litt was all in against Joey Couden and Matthew Schreiber. The completed the board, Couden bet, and Schreiber called to see the showdown.

Joey Couden

Matthew Schreiber:

David Litt:

Couden took down the pot with the nut flush while Litt yelled “God dammit!” before exiting.

The shortest stack on the table, Amir Shayesteh, was down to less than one big blind and busted in eighth place.

A few hands later, Couden opened with and short-stacked Matt Woodward defended his big blind with . Couden bet the flop , and Woodward check-raised. Couden 4-bet and Woodward called putting his tournament life on the line. There was no help for Woodward on the turn and the river, and he hit the rail in seventh place.

The Day 2 chip leader Chad Eveslage’s hunt for a second bracelet ended in sixth place. On his final hand in the event, Cohen opened with , Eveslage 3-bet holding pocket sevens, and Cohen called. Eveslage moved all-in on the flop , and Cohen called. The and on the last two streets put quads on the board, and Cohen’s ace-high kicker won him the pot, even as Eveslage crashed out.

After almost an hour, bracelet winner Joey Couden fell out in fifth place, with Matthew Gonzales joining him on the rail not long after that.

The three-handed play went on for over an hour, and it was Matthew Schreiber who gave in. Schreiber lost his chances at winning the bracelet after losing a massive pot to Jonathan Cohen. Down to crumbs, he lost the remainder of his stack to Cohen soon after that. The hand in question saw Schreiber opening with , and Cohen looked him up with . Schreiber bet the flop . Cohen 3-bet, Schreiber 4-bet jammed, and Cohen called. The turn and the river did nothing to change Schreiber’s fate, who exited the event in third place.

The heads-up match had Jonathan Cohen starting with 3,080,000 against Cohen’s 2,440,000. The duo went at each other for two hours before deciding to call it a day and continue playing on Wednesday.


Heads-up Chip Counts

  1. Kyle Dilschneider – 3,000,000
  2. Jonathan Cohen – 2,500,000


Final Day Recap

Both Dilschneider and Cohen were eyeing their first WSOP bracelet, and it turned out to be a long battle to the finish line. The final day’s play went on for almost five hours which saw the chip lead getting exchanged several times before Cohen finally came out on top.

The final hand, after a grueling heads-up battle, saw Dilschneider opening the pot with pocket fives, and Cohen made the call with to get to the flop . Dilschneider bet, and Cohen check-called. On the turn , Dilschneider fired another bet. Cohen check-raised, and Dilschneider called at the risk of elimination. The river gave Cohen the better two pair for the win!

Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen


Final Table Results (USD)

  1. Jonathan Cohen – $245,678
  2. Kyle Dilschneider – $151,842
  3. Matthew Schreiber – $107,978
  4. Matthew Gonzales – $78,435
  5. Joey Couden – $58,226
  6. Chad Eveslage – $44,194
  7. Matt Woodward – $34,314
  8. Amir Shayesteh – $27,269
  9. David Litt – $22,192


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