Yevgeniy Timoshenko hasn’t been able to get anything going here today, but a disciplined fold just saw him potentially save his tournament life.
After a tablemate opened to 2,500 for five times the big blind, Timoshenko had a dilemma to deal with from the small blind.
“I have the best hand I’ve had in hours” Timoshenko admitted to the opener.
“So do I” came the reply.
“I think I just have to lose the tournament no matter what… the way the day has gone” Timoshenko continued.
The two quipped back and forth but with the big blind still to act they were somewhat limited in what they could reveal. Ultimately Timoshenko found a fold and it proved to be a good one when the big blind folded too.
The initial raiser tabled and let Timoshenko breathe a sigh of relief.
“Thank you,” Timoshenko said, “you’re a lovely gentleman.”
“Why don’t you two get a room?” joked a tablemate.
“Maybe we will” Timoshenko retorted with a laugh.