Final table play at APT Macau began with eight players remaining, and it would soon fall to seven as the short stack, Michael Pedley would quickly move all-in with pocket sixes. Quang Nguyen made the call with [Kc][Qc] and the two players went to the board. The flop fell [Jd][8c][5c], giving Nguyen a flush draw which would turn into the nut flush when the turn card fell [Ac]. Pedley was drawing dead, and after the [10s] fell on the river he began his trip to the exits, earning $26,250 for his eighth place finish.
Chong Wing Cheong would finish in seventh place after tangling with Timoshenko. Timoshenko began the hand by raising with [Ad][Qh] and Cheong called with his [Kd][Qc]. After a flop of [Ah][9c][6d] Cheong check-raised Timoshenkoâ€™s bet and Timoshenko responded by moving all-in. Cheong had no choice but to call and saw how dismal his future looked. After a lowly four fell on the turn there was no hope left for Cheong, who would earn $37,500 for his performance.
Quang Nguyen would be the next to fall before Timoshenko. Timoshenko and Nguyen saw a flop of [As][Qh][10h] and Nguyen called the Timoshenko bet before he check-raised Timoshenko all-in after the [5d] fell on the turn. Timoshenko called and turned up [Qs][10s] for two pair while Nguyen tabled [Ah][4h] for a pair of aces. The [7c] on the river was no help and Nguyen exited in sixth place, richer by $52,000.
Timoshenko would soon find another victim in Julio Diaz. There was a lot of action preflop as Timoshenko opened with a raise only to be reraised by Diaz. Timoshenko then pushed all-in and found his pocket sixes pitted against the [Ah][10c] of Diaz. No help came for Diaz as the board read [Kh][5d][3d][9h][Ks]. Diaz earned $67,500 for his fifth place finish.
Play slowed down for a while, but Timoshenko did not, as he would knock out Casey Kastle in fourth place. Timoshenko raised before the flop and called Kastleâ€™s all-in with [Kc][3c]. Kastle held pocket tens which held up on the flop of [6d][5c][2s] and the turn of [5h]. However, the [Kh] fell on the river to give the pot to Timoshenko and the fourth place prize of $90,000 to Kastle.
On the very next hand Rober Karian moved all-in over a Timoshenko raise and received a very quick call from the rampaging American. Karian was in bad shape as his [Ad][9d] was dominated by Timoshenkoâ€™s [Ac][Jc]. The board would prove to be utterly unhelpful as it came [5s][4d][2d][7h][7s]. Karian left in third place having earned $126,000.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko would enter heads-up play with a 10-1 chip lead over Joon Hee Yeah. In the final hand Timoshenko picked up pocket queens and pushed all-in after Yeah reraised his original raise. Yeah was holding [Kd][Qd] and would need some help to survive. The flop provided some excitement as it came down [Ad][Jd][6c], giving Yeah a royal flush draw. The turn card fell [8h] and Yeah now needed a diamond, a ten, or a king to survive. Instead, the river card was the [3h].
Joon Hee Yeah earned $250,000 for his runner-up performance while Yevgeniy Timoshenko would take home the victorâ€™s prize of $500,000.