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Benefield Forces Timoshenko into a Corner


We picked up the action on the turn in a heads-up pot between David Benefield and Yevgeniy Timoshenko. There wasn't much in the pot when we walked up to the {2-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {2-Spades} {5-Diamonds} board, and Timoshenko had checked. Benefield bet 10,000, Timo check-raised to 22,500, and Benefield raised it right back to 46,000 total. Timoshenko called, and the river brought the {3-Diamonds}. When Timoshenko checked again, Benefield took his cue to bet 86,000, sending his opponent deep into the tank. It's hard to tell when Timoshenko is in the tank, actually, because he takes a long time on each decision. And this time was no different. With only 150,000 chips left, Timo took ages debating before releasing his cards and saving his remainder for a better spot.

Chip stacks
David Benefield us 275,000 25,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua 150,000 -100,000

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