Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko is an American poker player. Born in 1988 in Kharkiv
Kharkiv or Kharkov is the second-largest city in Ukraine.The city was founded in 1654 and was a major centre of Ukrainian culture in the Russian Empire. Kharkiv became the first city in Ukraine where the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic was proclaimed in December 1917 and Soviet government was...

, Ukraine
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 Timoshenko moved to Mukilteo, Washington
Mukilteo, Washington
Mukilteo , which means "good camping ground", is a city in Snohomish County, Washington, United States. The population was 20,254 at the 2010 census. It is on the shore of the Puget Sound, and is the site of a Washington State Ferries terminal linking it to Clinton, on Whidbey Island.Mukilteo is...

 when he was 8 years old. He currently resides in Seattle, Washington
Seattle, Washington
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Live poker

In April 2009, he won the season 7
World Poker Tour season 7 results
- Spanish Championship:* Casino: Casino Barcelona, Barcelona * Buy-in: €5,000* 5-Day Event: Friday, May 23, 2008 to Tuesday, May 27, 2008* Number of Entries: 253* Total Prize Pool: €1,278,396...

 World Poker Tour
World Poker Tour
The World Poker Tour is a series of international poker tournaments and associated television series broadcasting the final table of each tournament. It was started in the United States by attorney/television producer Steven Lipscomb, who served as CEO of WPT Enterprises , the firm that...

 Championship, earning $2,149,960.

Timoshenko was previously a winner on the Asian Poker Tour
Asian Poker Tour
The Asian Poker Tour is a major poker tour focusing on the Asia-Pacific region. It aims to promote poker by conducting poker tournaments and events in major Asia-Pacific cities such as Macau and Philippines...

 in 2008, capturing a title in Macau
Macau , also spelled Macao , is, along with Hong Kong, one of the two special administrative regions of the People's Republic of China...

 for HK$
Hong Kong dollar
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3,812,200 (approximately US$500,000). Later in 2008 he had his first cash in the World Series of Poker
World Series of Poker
The World Series of Poker is a world-renowned series of poker tournaments held annually in Las Vegas and, since 2005, sponsored by Harrah's Entertainment...

, finishing in 3rd place in Event #1 in London
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As of 2011, his live poker career winnings exceed $4,100,000.

He is regarded by a large portion of the knowledgeable and high-stakes poker community as one of the best tournament players in the world.

Online poker

Timoshenko plays on Full Tilt Poker under the alias of 'bballer88', while on Pokerstars he uses the screen name 'Jovial Gent'.

In 2009, he won the main event of the World Championship of Online Poker
World Championship of Online Poker
The World Championship of Online Poker is an online poker tournament series sponsored by PokerStars. It is played on the PokerStars site in September....

. He bested a 2,144-player field to win $1,715,200. The same night he also won the weekly Full Tilt Poker $1,000 No Limit Holdem event for an additional $75,000.

As of July 2011, his online cashes exceed $4.7 million.

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