WSOP 2011 - Jake Cody, Gus Hansen in $25k final four

WSOP 2011 - Jake Cody, Gus Hansen in $25k final four

Friday, 3 June 2011

Will Gus Hansen defend his title as heads-up don of the World Series of Poker, winning the £10k Heads-Up High Roller at the WSOPE in September and following it up with a victory at the first ever $25,000 Heads-Up Championship at the WSOP 2011? Or can Jake Cody accrue poker’s Triple Crown in record time, adding this bracelet to his EPT and WPT titles?

It would be an awesome final but unfortunately these two will be squaring off tonight in the final four with Yevgeniy Timoshenko playing Eric “E-Fro” Froelich in the other semi-final for a chance at increasing their $283,966 guaranteed payday to the $851,192 first prize and the first open event bracelet of 2011.

Hansen’s record in live tournaments speaks for itself; in addition he’s been mounting a hell of a comeback online and is up over $3m for 2011. The 21-year-old Cody took just eight months from winning EPT Vilamoura to taking down the inaugural WPT London Classic last year for a combined total of over £1.1m. Eight months after London, he’s ready to add a bracelet to the mix and have a record sixteen-month Triple Crown.

E-Fro is looking for his third WSOP bracelet after 2005 and 2006 wins in Limit Hold ‘em and PLO, the latter of which gave him the title of youngest-ever bracelet-winner – until Jeff Madsen stole that title just weeks later. He will take on Yevgeniy Timoshenko, one of the premier tournament players in the world who became most famous for his 2009 WPT Championship and WCOOP Main Event wins for a total of $4m.

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Tags: WSOP 2011, $25k Heads Up Championship, Gus Hansen, Jake Cody, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Eric Froelich