Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko Wins the PokerStars WCOOP Main Event
Posted at 12:50 2009-09-23
It's been an amazing year for young gun Yevgeniy Timoshenko, but on Tuesday he confirmed his place as one of the world's finest all around poker players with a remarkable double. The PokerStars 2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) came to a close as day two of the Main Event saw Timoshenko, playing under the handle “Jovial Gent”, claim the world's most prestigious online title. The $5,200 tournament saw 2,144 participants enter to create a total prize pool of $10,720,000 and a first-place payday of $1,715,200. The chip leader entering the final table was none other than Dan “djk123” Kelly, fresh off his win the night before in the high-roller H.O.R.S.E. event. Timoshenko surged to the chip lead and never looked back. The key hand of the final table came when four-handed as “djk123” and “Jovial Gent” got into a preflop raising war, with Kelly five-betting all-in with . Timoshenko called with and flopped a third king. No miracle came for “djk123” and his incredible 2009 WCOOP ended with a fourth-place finish in the Main Event for US$643,200. Timoshenko then held a very healthy chip lead and extended it even further when he busted “reddeevil” in third place which left “Udon Wannit” and “Jovial Gent” to duke it out for the Main Event bracelet. With over a 3:1 chip lead, Timoshenko made quick work of the heads-up battle which was over in just 18 hands. Timoshenko called a raise out of the big blind and the flop ran out . “Jovial Gent” check-raised the flop before “Udon Wannit” three-bet all-in with , which was snap-called by Timoshenko’s dominant . There were no surprises on the turn and river, as Timoshenko adds a WCOOP Main Event bracelet and US$1,715,200 to his impressive poker CV. As if winning the world’s biggest online tournament wasn’t enough, an hour later Timoshenko went on to win the Full Tilt Poker $1K Monday for another $75,000! PokerStars WCOOP Main Event - $5,200 No Limit Holdem [2-day]
Buy-in: $5,000 + $200
Prize Pool: $10,720,000
Entrants: 2,144 1. Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko - $1,715,200
2. Udon Wannit - $1,286,400
3. reddeevil - $933,712
4. Dan “djk123” Kelly - $643,200
5. Xaston - $482,400
6. Ben “Chong94” LeFew - $375,200
7. Mudvaynes - $268,000
8. Supa4real - $182,240
9. Mer “PeachyMer” Brit - $96,480 Notable Finishes: Clayton “slammedfire” Mozdzen (10th - $75,040), Vikash “vishnu24” Dhorasoo (11th - $75,040), Shawn “buck21” Buchanan (15th - $58,960), Tom “tommyboy83” Koral (20th - $35,376), Hunter “HEMIpowerSWT” Frey (21st - $35,376), Scott “xmrstyle” Bohlman (22nd - $35,376), Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton (31st - $30,016). Also well done to the Aussies who fared well in the WCOOP Main Event with Jonathan “MONSTER_DONG” Karamalikis (105th - $16,080) and Alex “garage13” Dickinson (84th - $17,152) reaching day two, while our best result went to Tino “maxypaxy” Lechich (18th - $42,880). In all, Australia had 269 cashes during the 2009 WCOOP to place us 11th of all countries for number of cashes. If you’d like to watch a reply of the WCOOP Main Event final table, then check out the following recap, thanks to PokerStars.tv.
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