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Final-Table Takedown -- Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Steamrolls the WPT Championship Final Table for a $2 Million Payday

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jun 22, 2009

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Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko went on a mad rush in the fall of 2008 when he won his second live tournament, the Asian Poker Tour $5,300 Macau main event for $500,000, finished second in a $2,930 PokerStars Barcelona European Poker Tour event for $133,076, and captured third place in the World Series of Poker Europe $1,500 no-limit hold’em event for $102,670. Online, the 21-year-old wunderkind has been a dominating force, winning numerous major events over the last few years. He won the PokerStars Sunday Million event for $250,202 in a famous heads-up match with Jon “apestyles” Van Fleet in 2006. He also recently captured a Full Tilt Poker $150 no-limit hold’em rebuy event for $65,025, and a PokerStars $200 no-limit hold’em rebuy event for $45,633. Key Concepts: Hand-range estimation, prior player knowledge. The action is folded to Shannon Shorr in the small blind. He moves all in for a total ...


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