Yevgeniy Timoshenko is the champion and lone survivor from the field of 257 players that started the 2008 APT Macau Main Event. It was a dominating performance for Timoshenko at the final table. After Quang Nguyen opened the action by eliminating Michael Pedley, Timoshenko was responsible for eliminating every other player at the final table. He seemed to make the right moves at the right times, and even when he didn't make the right move at the right time, he had a good dose of luck on his side.
"I'm very fortunate to have won this," said a visibly overjoyed Timoshenko. "I ran extremely well. The final table was a pretty tough lineup. I'm really ecstatic that I finally won a main event."
For his performance, Timoshenko has been presented with the equivalent of US$500,000 in Hong Kong Dollars and a Lucite trophy replica of the Galaxy StarWorld Hotel and Casino. He also was given a bottle of champagne that he had absolutely no idea how to open (Timoshenko is twenty years old; the legal drinking age in his home country, the U.S.A., is twenty-one).
Congratulations once again to Yevgeniy Timoshenko on a hard-fought, well-earned victory.
Momentum may be swinging towards Joon Hee Yeah. He called a raise from Yevgeniy Timoshenko to 48,000. Both players checked after the flop came down . On the turn , Yeah checked again. Timoshenko came out with a bet to 65,000 that Yeah quickly check-raised to 160,000. There was no call. Another pot was pushed to Yeah.
Cautious play rules the day since Joon Hee Yeah doubled up. He raised a recent pot to 52,000 and was called by Yevgeniy Timoshenko. The action was checked all the way to the river where, with the board showing , Yeah bet 80,000. Timoshenko quickly folded.
Joon Hee Yeah has started off well in heads-up play. Most recently, he made a preflop raise to 40,000 that was called by Yevgeniy Timoshenko. Timoshenko checked the flop when it came , then called after Yeah bet 60,000. Both players checked the turn. On the river , Timoshenko bet 70,000. Yeah quickly called.
"Good call," said a dejected Timoshenko. He showed . Yeah won the pot with a pair of tens, .