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Timoshenko takes down 2009 WCOOP Main Event

Yevgeniy Timoshenko

The second aday of the 2009 World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP) brought some tough action to the tables. A total of 178 players came back to the virtual felt, all aiming for a share of the $1,715,200 first-place prize.

As the final table approached, two players were doing their best to abuse the bubble as much as possible. Daniel “djk123” Kelly teamed up with  Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenkoto crush the short stacks and enter the final table as the two overwhelming chip leaders.

After some not so entertaining action, the final four players at the final table went out in rapid succession, starting with Supa4Real in eighth place. After moving up two spots, Mudvaynes saw himself out in seventh place for $268,000. LaFew was the next to go in sixth place when he called all in against Kelly.

Next one to hit the rail was Jamie “Xaston” Kaplan.  All of this action happened within a span of just a few orbits.

Things hadn’t been going Daniel Kelly’s and he was eventually put away in fourth place. Kelly held pocket tens and was all in preflop, but Timoshenko woke up with kings and sent the young Villanova student home with $643,200. Kelly was awarded Player of the Series honors which added a trip to the PokerStars Caribbean Adventures to his prize.

His comeback was short-lived, and reddeevil finally found himself on the outside looking in just a short while later, when his straight and flush draw went up against Timoshenko’s two pair. The flush came on the river, but it also improved Timoshenko to a full house, sending reddeevil out in third place, good for $933,712.

Heading into heads-up play, Timoshenko (pictured) held a more than a 3-1 chip lead over his opponent Udon Wannit. On the final hand, both players saw a flop of KClub Suit 8Heart Suit 6Spade Suit, and the money went in. Udon Wannit had 6Club Suit 5Club Suit, but he was in bad shape to Timoshenko’s KDiamond Suit 6Diamond Suit for two pair. The turn and river came 3Spade Suit and 4Club Suit, and Udon Wannit was eliminated, getting a payday of $1,286,400.

To top it off, Timoshenko decided to play in the Monday $1K on Full Tilt and simultaneously won that, as well, banking an additional $75,000.

Final Table Results:

  1.  Yevgeniy “Jovial Gent” Timoshenko — $1,715,200
  2. Udon Wannit — $1,286,400
  3. reddeevil — $933,712
  4. Daniel “djk123” Kelly — $643,200
  5. Jamie “Xaston” Kaplan — $482,400
  6. Benajamin “Chong94” LaFew — $375,200
  7. Mudvaynes — $268,000
  8. Supa4real — $182,240
  9. Mer “PeachyMer” Brit — $96,480

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