Timoshenko ships WCOOP main event title

Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy 'Jovial Gent' Timoshenko is quickly becoming one of the most feared tournament players in the world, online and off.

Following up on his World Poker Tour Championship win this past April, Yevgeniy "Jovial Gent" Timoshenko won the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker main event Monday.

The $5,200 buy-in two-day WCOOP main event began on Sunday with 2,144 runners.

The first day ended with 178 players remaining and Jason "TheMasterJ33" Dewitt holding the overnight lead.

However, in the middle of the tournament's final day Monday, he gave almost all of his chips to Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton through a series of coolers.

Haxton busted 31st and Daniel "djk123" Kelly, who had already won two 2009 WCOOP events, rolled into the final table with the chip lead.

Kelly continued to hold the lead four-handed before doubling up one of the shorter stack and busting when he ran tens into Timoshenko's kings in a massive 20 million chip pot.

The fourth-place finish ensured Kelly would take home Player of the Series honors and $643,200 in fourth-place money.

The Ukrainian born and U.S. raised Timoshenko then busted reddeevil third taking a better than 3:1 chip lead into heads-up.

He made quick work of second place finisher Udon Wannit to ship the $1,715,200 first place prize.

At just 21-years-old Timoshenko already has more than $3 million in career live tournament earnings including $2,149,960 from the 2009 WPT Championship and $500,000 from his APT Macau win in 2008.

Other notable players running deep in the WCOOP main event included CardRunners blogger PeachyMer (9th) Shawn "buck21" Buchanan (15th) and Layne "reloadthis" Flack (55th).

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