Event #2: $25,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Timoshenko Check-Raises River to Claim Early Lead

[user197301] • Level 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Holding the button, Cody limped in for 20,000 and Timoshenko checked to bring a flop of {10-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}. Timoshenko checked and called a bet of 25,000 by Cody.

Fourth street was the {J-Diamonds} and Timoshenko checked once again, prompting Cody to fire 65,000 in to the middle. Timoshenko came along and the river fell {5-Spades}.

Timoshenko checked for a third time and stared intently at the Brit, who responded by betting 145,000 chips. As is his style, Timoshenko was very deliberate and thought things over for a minute or so before deciding to raise to 435,000.

This move clearly surprised Cody and he sipped from a bottle of water while contemplating his next move. The pot contained 800,000 chips at this point and Cody was reluctant to surrender such a large prize this early in the contest. Eventually Cody mucked his hand, however, and Timoshenko staked himself to an early advantage.

Tags: Jake CodyYevgeniy Timoshenko