Yevgeniy is victorious.
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Eric Froehlich open-shoved the button for a little more than 800,000, and Yevgeniy Timoshenko asked for the count as he considered the decision. When he learned the number (815,000), he made the call, and he was in front as the cards were turned up. With no bullets left, Froehlich was at risk.
Froehlich needed to catch a card, and the flop was a big swing and a miss. He'd pick up a bunch of outs on the turn, but he was still an underdog to keep this match alive. He needed to find a pair or a club...
That's all she wrote. Froehlich froze in his chair as he studied the final board of his day. Unable to catch up, he's out in fourth place, good for nearly $300,000. Timoshenko is through to the finals, and he'll await the winner of our next match.
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Yevgeniy Timoshenko is bullying his opponent around, open-shoving nearly every button. Eric Froehlich has 815,000 chips in front of him, and he's going to need a calling hand here soon.
Timoshenko open-shoved from the button and was quickly called by Froehlich, who put his last 409,000 at risk. E-Fro showed down the and was off to the races against Timoshenko's .
The dealer revealed a flop of and Froehlich's hand was safe for the time being. The on the turn was a dagger to the heart of the American, however, and he needed to spike a two-outer to win the hand.
E-Fro's cheering section began calling for an eight on the river but the dealer turned over the , giving the pot to Timoshenko and forcing Froehlich cash in his last remaining 800,000 bullet.
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Timoshenko announced "all-in" after E-Fro raised to 80,000 and took yet another pot without a flop being dealt.
After returning from break, it appears that the Ukrainian has made the most of the adjustment period and is steadily chipping away at his opponent's dwindling stack.
Froehlich made the minimum raise to 80,000 on his button and Timoshenko pushed all-in. E-Fro quickly folded and Timoshenko took the pot.
Two hands later the action repeated itself, with E-Fro min-raising and Timoshenko taking the pot with a three-bet shove.
Eric Froehlich limped in from the button (a new trend here this level), and Yevgeniy Timoshenko knocked the table for a free flop.
Froehlich bet 55,000 on the flop, and Timoshenko check-called to see the on the turn. Timoshenko checked again, and Froehlich stacked 150,000 chips out into the pot. That was enough; Timoshenko let it go.