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

Event Info

Вход $25,000
Награден фонд $3,040,000
Players 128


Ниво 8
Блайндове 80,000 / 160,000
Анте 0

Timoshenko Check-Raises River to Claim Early Lead

• Ниво 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.

Тагове: Jake CodyYevgeniy Timoshenko

If Yevgeniy Won't Bet, Jake Will

[user66118] • Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 45,000 to open the pot, and Jake Cody called for a flop. The dealer spread out {10-Clubs} {J-Spades} {5-Clubs}, and it went check-check to the {Q-Clubs} turn. Cody took the lead with 65,000 of his own chips, and Timoshenko double-checked his cards and mucked.

Тагове: Jake CodyYevgeniy Timoshenko

If Jake Won't Bet, Yevgeniy Will

[user66118] • Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Jake Cody opened to 45,000 from the button, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko flatted the raise to see an {A-Clubs} {A-Hearts} {6-Spades} flop. Both men checked, and the {9-Spades} landed on fourth street. Timoshenko took the lead now, and a small bet was good enough for him to take it down.

Тагове: Yevgeniy TimoshenkoJake Cody

Timoshenko Takes One Down

• Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Yevgeniy Timoshenko made it 45,000 on his button and Jake Cody made the call. The flop fell {K-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and both players checked it, bringing the {A-Diamonds} on the turn. A second check by Cody inspired a bet by Timoshenko which was enough to take the pot.

Тагове: Jake CodyYevgeniy Timoshenko

Timo Takes #1

[user66118] • Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Both men have chosen to take just one bullet, 1.6 million chips to start this match. They each have 3.2 million in the rack.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 45,000 on the first hand, and Jake Cody let him take it.

The audience sits in stunned silence.

Тагове: Jake CodyYevgeniy Timoshenko



[user66118] • Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

The British fans have had to endure about four separate lectures about their conduct over the last hour or so. Following the semifinal match, the railbirds left a wake of spilled beer, empty cans, and turned-over chairs behind them. It really was quite a mess. It took four staff members at least a half hour to clean up the rubble, and the production crew has made it clear they're having none of it this time around.

There's still plenty of beer being passed around, but the masses are a bit more subdued right now after a few stern talkings-to. We'll have to see how long that pacifism lasts once the cards go flying.

Holding Pattern

[user66118] • Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

As we might have guessed, we've been rolled back just a bit on the start of our Heads-Up final. The dealer is in the box, the deck is checked, and there are 4.8 million chips on each side of the table.

We just need a couple players and we can get rolling.

Cody Completes a Crushing Performance

• Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Jake Cody Defeats Gus Hansen to Advance to Final Round
Jake Cody Defeats Gus Hansen to Advance to Final Round

After Cody limped in for 30,000 on the button, Gus Hansen raised to 98,000 and Cody shoved all-in, moving in for the kill on his short-stacked opponent. Hansen talked to himself while he deliberated, saying "I don't know how I can keep folding" as he went to his water bottle for relief.

Hansen went even deeper in the tank, wincing and counting out stacks of chips as the British-laden audience began heckling him with drunken, soccer-style song.

Eventually the Great Dane announced that he was calling and flipped up the {A-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}, while Cody revealed the {A-Spades}{5-Spades}. The players went to the flop with a chop all but certain.

The flop came {6-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and a split pot appeared all but inevitable.

When the turn card came {5-Hearts} the loudest cheer of this year's WSOP erupted, as Cody caught the perfect card and vaulted into the lead. Hansen was down to his last card and needed to catch any heart for a chop, or a seven for the win.

River: {6-Spades}

And with that, Jake Cody completed a dominant performance in which he needed only 800,000 chips to capture the entire 2.4 million stack of the Gus Hansen.

The British phenom will look to win his first WSOP bracelet in tonight's Final Round, where he will square off against Yevgeniy Timoshenko in a heads-up duel for the title. Check in with PokerNews.com at 8:30pm for updates throughout the Finals of the $25k Heads-Up Championship.

Тагове: Gus HansenJake Cody

Hansen Getting Pushed Around

[user66118] • Ниво 8: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Gus Hansen
Gus Hansen

Gus Hansen opened to 66,000 from the button, and Jake Cody made a standard three-bet this time. He slid out 168,000 total, but the result was the same. Hansen folded without incident, and Cody continues to press here, knocking Hansen down below 800,000.

Тагове: Gus HansenJake Cody