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Buy-In: $25,000
Prize Pool: $3,040,000
Entrants: 128

$25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Championship

  • May 31, '11 - Jun 03, '11
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 03, 11)

 
 

Jake Cody Wins Event #2 ($851,192)

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Eliminated in 2nd Place ($525,980)Jake Cody

Timoshenko cashed in his first of three bullets after doubling Cody up in Level 5. In Level 7, Timoshenko lost another all in when his JClub Suit 10Spade Suit failed to improve against Cody’s ADiamond Suit 3Heart Suit.

Down to his last bullet in Level 8, Timoshenko completed the small blind and Cody moved all in from the big blind. Timoshenko called with AClub Suit 5Spade Suit and was up against Cody’s KClub Suit 9Club Suit.

The board came KHeart Suit QDiamond Suit 4Heart Suit 6Heart Suit 4Diamond Suit, giving Cody top pair on the flop. Yevgeniy Timoshenko is eliminated in 2nd place ($525,980) while Jake Cody goes on to win the first open event of the year, claiming the $851,192 grand prize and his first gold bracelet. Cody also joins an exclusive club of professional poker players as only the third player to win the coveted Triple Crown which includes a WSOP bracelet,as well as a WPT and EPT title.

Player Tags: Yevgeniy Timoshenko,   Jake Cody
 

Levels 4-6: Players Continue to Trade Stacks

NOTE: Players are on a twenty-minute break at the conclusion of Level 6.

NOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the championship match is that the blinds begin at 10,000-20,000.

Players Remaining: 2 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 4,800,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 1,600,000 and had 3,200,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Chip Counts:

Jake Cody – 5,000,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 4,600,000

Timoshenko Takes Lead With Massive Pot (Level 4: 20,000-40,000)

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raises to 80,000 from the button, Jake Cody reraises to 180,000 from the big blind and Timoshenko called.

The flop came ASpade Suit ADiamond Suit 9Club Suit, Cody bet 195,000 and Timoshenko called.

The turn was the 8Heart Suit, Cody bet 245,000 and Timoshenko called.

The river was the JDiamond Suit, and both players checked.

Cody was playing the board with 7Diamond Suit 5Diamond Suit while Timoshenko showed 9Spade Suit 7Spade Suit for two pair. Timoshenko raked the massive pot and secured the chip lead in Level 4.

Cody Doubles Through Timoshenko (Level 5: 30,000-60,000)Jake Cody

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised from the button, Jake Cody moved all in from the big blind and Timoshenko called.

Cody showed 6Spade Suit 6Club Suit and Timoshenko showed AClub Suit 4Diamond Suit.

The board came KClub Suit 9Spade Suit 3Spade Suit 9Club Suit 8Heart Suit, and Cody’s pocket sixes survived to double him up, once again shifting the chip lead back across the table.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates until a champion is crowned.

Player Tags: Yevgeniy Timoshenko,   Jake Cody
 

Levels 1-3: Final Two Battle Back to Even

NOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the championship match is that the blinds begin at 10,000-20,000.

Players Remaining: 2 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 4,800,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 1,600,000 and had 3,200,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Chip Counts:

Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 5,050,000
Jake Cody – 4,550,000

Jake Cody Gets Some Back

Yevgeniy Timoshenko opens the pot for 48,000, Jake Cody raised to 145,000 and Timoshenko called.

The flop came 10Club Suit 5Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit, and both players checked.

The turn was the 7Heart Suit, Cody bet 177,000 and Timoshenko called.

The river was the 2Club Suit, Cody moved all in for 850,000 and Timoshenko mucked. The two players were very close in chips after this hand.

Timoshenko Takes Chip LeadYevgeniy Timoshenko

Jake Cody limped in for 20,000 from the small blind and Yevgeniy Timoshenko checked his option in the big blind.

The flop came 10Club Suit 8Spade Suit 2Heart Suit, Timoshenko checked, Cody bet 25,000 and Timoshenko called.

The turn was the JDiamond Suit, Timoshenko checked, Cody bet 65,000 and Timoshenko called.

The river was the 5Spade Suit, Timoshenko checked, Cody bet 145,000 and Timoshenko check-raised to 435,000. Cody went into the tank for a few moments, ultimately surrendering the pot, and an early chip lead to Timoshenko.

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates until a champion is crowned.

Player Tags: Yevgeniy Timoshenko,   Jake Cody
 

Championship Heads-Up Final Table Begins

NOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the championship match is that the blinds begin at 10,000-20,000.

Players Remaining: 2 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 4,800,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 1,600,000 and had 3,200,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 4,800,000
Jake Cody – 4,800,000

Payouts:

1st. $851,192
2nd. $525,980

Be sure to check back hourly for level-by-level updates until a champion is crowned.

 

Final 4 Hour Five: Jake Cody Advances to Final

Jake CodyNOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the final four is that the blinds begin at 5,000-10,000.

NOTE: The final day will continue until we have a champion. The final four matches will be staggered and the championship round is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Players Remaining: 2 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 2,400,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 800,000 and had 1,600,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Upcoming Match:

Jake Cody vs. Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Eliminations:

Gus Hansen

Key Hands:

Gus Hansen Down to his Final Reload Chip

Gus Hansen raised to 56,000 preflop and Jake Cody reraised all in. Hansen made the all-in call for 316,000 and they flipped over their cards:

Hansen: 8Club Suit 8Heart Suit
Cody: KHeart Suit 10Diamond Suit

Board: 10Spade Suit 4Spade Suit 2Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit QSpade Suit

Hansen was forced to reach for his final 800,000 and Cody grew his stack up to 4 million and he is close to victory.

Gus Hansen Eliminated in Third Place ($283,966)

Jake Cody limped on the button and Gus Hansen raised to 98,000 preflop. Cody then moved all in and Hansen made the all-in call after some thought. Their cards:

Hansen: ADiamond Suit 4Club Suit
Cody: ASpade Suit 5Spade Suit

Board: KHeart Suit 8Heart Suit 6Heart Suit 5Heart Suit 6Spade Suit

Hansen was eliminated in third place and he will take home $283,966 in prize money. Cody advances to the finals.

Stay tuned for the final heads-up match that will pit Cody against Yevgeniy Timoshenko in a short time from now.

Player Tags: Gus Hansen,   Jake Cody
 

Final 4 Hour Four: Gus Hansen Doubles but then has to Reload

Gus HansenNOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the final four is that the blinds begin at 5,000-10,000.

NOTE: The final day will continue until we have a champion. The final four matches will be staggered and the championship round is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Players Remaining: 3 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 2,400,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 800,000 and had 1,600,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Ongoing Matches:

Gus Hansen (1,600,000) vs. Jake Cody (3,200,000)

Eliminations:

NONE

Key Hands:

Gus Hansen Doubles Up

The two players saw a limped and checked flop of QSpade Suit 5Club Suit 2Club Suit and then Jake Cody checked. Gus Hansen bet 12,000 and Cody made the call. The turn brought the 9Spade Suit and Cody bet 29,000. Hansen raised to 106,000 and Cody reraised all in for 256,000. Hansen made the all-in call and they flipped over their cards:

Hansen: QClub Suit 10Diamond Suit
Cody: QDiamond Suit 7Heart Suit

River: 8Heart Suit

Hansen doubled up on the hand and was able to hold on to his first 800,000 chip in the process.

Hansen has to Reload

Jake Cody raised the pot preflop and Gus Hansen reraised to 60,000. Cody reraised to 145,000 and Hansen then reraised all in. Cody made the call to cover his opponent and they flipped over their cards:

Hansen: KClub Suit QClub Suit
Cody: ASpade Suit 10Club Suit

Board: 8Club Suit 6Heart Suit 3Diamond Suit 6Spade Suit 3Club Suit

Hansen lost the hand and he was forced to reach for his second 800,000-chip and reload. Cody moved his lead up to 3.2 million after the hand.

Player Tags: Gus Hansen,   Jake Cody
 

Final 4 Hour Three: Froehlich Eliminated and Timoshenko Advances to the Finals

Yevgeniy Timoshenko Advances to the FInalsNOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the final four is that the blinds begin at 5,000-10,000.

NOTE: The final day will continue until we have a champion. The final four matches will be staggered and the championship round is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Players Remaining: 3 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 2,400,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 800,000 and had 1,600,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Ongoing Matches:

Gus Hansen vs. Jake Cody — set to begin in a few minutes

Eliminations:

Eric Froehlich

Key Hands:

Timoshenko Advances to the Finals — Froehlich Eliminated in Third Place ($283,966)

Eric Froehlich moved all in preflop for 800,000 and Yevgeniy Timoshenko made the call. Froehlich’s tournament life was on the line as they flipped over their cards:

Froehlich: QClub Suit 5Club Suit
Timoshenko: AClub Suit 4Spade Suit

Board: KHeart Suit JHeart Suit 6Club Suit 4Club Suit 3Diamond Suit

Froehlich was eliminated on the hand in third place and he will take home $283,966. Timoshenko advanced to the finals where he will face the winner of the next semifinal match between Gus Hansen and Jake Cody. That match should begin in a few minutes and you can read about it in the next hourly report.

 

Final 4 Hour Two: Timoshenko into the Lead

Timoshenko vs. FroehlichNOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the final four is that the blinds begin at 5,000-10,000.

NOTE: The final day will continue until we have a champion. The final four matches will be staggered and the championship round is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Players Remaining: 4 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 2,400,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 800,000 and had 1,600,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Ongoing Matches:

Yevgeniy Timoshenko (3,350,000 in chips) vs. Eric Froehlich (1,450,000 in chips)

Upcoming Match:

Gus Hansen vs. Jake Cody

Eliminations:

NONE

Key Hands:

Timoshenko wins a Big Pot

Eric Froehlich raised to 48,000 preflop and Yevgeniy Timoshenko reraised to 124,000. Froehlich then reraised all in for 727,000 and Timoshenko made the call to cover him. Their cards:

Froehlich: ASpade Suit QHeart Suit
Timoshenko: 8Spade Suit 8Heart Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit 9Club Suit 2Diamond Suit 3Club Suit 9Diamond Suit

Timoshenko won the hand to grow his stack to 3.2 million and Froehlich was down to 1.6 million. Froehlich cashed in one of his 800,000 chips, leaving one behind in reserve.

 

Final 4 Hour One: Froehlich Doubles Up

Eric FroehlichNOTE: Three blind levels will be played each hour, as each is just 20 minutes long. The only difference in the final four is that the blinds begin at 5,000-10,000.

NOTE: The final day will continue until we have a champion. The final four matches will be staggered and the championship round is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

Players Remaining: 4 out of 128

Starting Stacks: 2,400,000 broken up into three chances — meaning that the players started with 800,000 and had 1,600,000 additional on the side that they could add on at anytime before a hand. If their additional chips were not in play when a hand begins, those chips couldn’t be used to wager with.

Ongoing Matches:

Yevgeniy Timoshenko (2,100,000 in chips) vs. Eric Froehlich (2,700,000 in chips)

Upcoming Match:

Gus Hansen vs. Jake Cody

Eliminations:

NONE

Key Hands:

Eric Froehlich Doubles Up

Eric Froehlich raised to 26,000 preflop and Yevgeniy Timoshenko reraised to 72,000. Froehlich made the call and the flop was dealt KClub Suit 7Heart Suit 6Spade Suit.

Timoshenko bet 60,000 and Froehlich then raised all in for 428,000. Timoshenko made the call and they flipped over their cards:

Timoshenko: AClub Suit 7Diamond Suit
Froehlich: 9Heart Suit 8Club Suit

Turn and River: 10Club Suit and 5Spade Suit

Froehlich doubled up on the hand and he now holds a 2.7 million to 2.1 million lead in the heads-up semifinal.

 

About to Begin with Staggered Final 4 Matches

New Final-Table Setup at WSOPThe brand new ESPN stage is currently set up for the WSOP Grudge Matches that ran yesterday so there is one heads-up table set up on the studio stage. With that piece of logistical information in mind today’s final four matches will be staggered, and then the plan is for the championship round to begin at 7 p.m. this evening.

The first match will feature Yevgeniy Timoshenko vs. Eric Froehlich and then Gus Hansen will face off with Jake Cody in the other semi-final. Both players in each match will have 2.4 million in chips to work with and they will receive 800,000 to start with two additional 800,000 reload chips. Levels will be 20 minutes in length and blinds begin at 5,000-10,000.

Check back in for the first update from the final four in an hour. Shuffle up and deal!

 
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