Event #24: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout


• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
James Akenhead During Early Stages of Play

In a confrontation during three-handed play, Yevgeniy Timoshenko moved all in preflop for about 37,000 only to be called by the {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} of James Akenhead. Timoshenko let out an enormous sigh and flipped up {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Timoshenko was eliminated, giving Akenhead about a 4.5 to 1 chip advantage going into heads up play at his table.

Heads-up play didn't last too long though, as Akenhead got it all in against his opponent preflop after about five minutes of play.

Akenhead: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Opponent: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The board fell {Q-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and James Akenhead officially became the first player to advance to the next round.

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