APT Macau Main Event

Event Info

Players 257
Players Left 257

Level Info

Level 24
Blinds 12,000 / 24,000
Ante 4,000
APT Macau Main Event
Day 3 completed

Congratulations to Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Champion of the 2008 APT Macau Main Event ($500,000)

Yevgeniy Timoshenko - Champion of 2008 APT Macau
Yevgeniy Timoshenko - Champion of 2008 APT Macau
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.

Joon Hee Yeah Eliminated in 2nd Place ($250,000); Yevgeniy Timoshenko Wins!

Joon Hee Yeah - 2nd Place
Joon Hee Yeah - 2nd Place
Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised it up to 48,000, before Joon Hee Yeah popped it up to 140,000 to go. Timoshenko quickly moved all in and Yeah made the call!

Timoshenko: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Yeah: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The flop came down a remarkable {J-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} to give Yeah maximum outs with a royal flush draw as the audience roared in anticipation!

However the turn was the {8-Hearts} and the river bricked the {3-Hearts} to leave Yevgeniy Timoshenko as our 2008 Asian Poker Tour Macau Champion!

Congratulations to Joon Hee Yeah who put in a fantastic tournament and courageous final table to ultimately finish in 2nd place for $250,000.

A Post-Flop Pot For Timoshenko

Joon Hee Yeah raised to 50,000 on the button and Yevgeniy Timoshenko made the call from the big blind.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{J-Spades} and both players checked. The turn landed the {7-Diamonds} and Timoshenko fired out 75,000 to take it down.

Joon Hee Yeah Running Well

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 {7-Hearts} {A-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds}. On the turn {J-Spades}, 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.

Yeah Takes Another

Joon Hee Yeah raised to 50,000 and Yevgeniy Timoshenko made the call.

The flop came down {9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and both players checked.

The turn brought the {6-Diamonds} and Timoshenko led out for 75,000 with Yeah making the call.

The river was the {3-Spades} and Timoshenko checked. Joon fired out 60,000 and Timoshenko let it go.

One Pot at a Time

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 {A-Spades} {6-Diamonds} {6-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}, Yeah bet 80,000. Timoshenko quickly folded.

Timoshenko Makes Boat

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 40,000 and Joon Hee Yeah made the call.

The flop came {4-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Joon checked to Timoshenko who fired 60,000. Yeah made the call.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} and both players checked.

The river brought another {4-Spades} and Yeah fired out 90,000 which Timoshenko called with {7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} for a full house. Yeah mucked and Timoshenko collected a nice pot to regain some momentum.