Tag: Juha Helppi

36 Remain in 2015 Master Classics of Poker Main Event, with Donald Rae Leading

Donald Rae leads the final 36 in the 2015 Master Classics of Poker Main Event.

Helppi Bubbles the Main Event

Georgios Zisimopoulos open-shoved the button and Juha Helppi called from the small blind for an effective stack of 186,000, putting himself at risk of elimination.

O'Dwyer Doubles

The table of Juha Helppi is nine-handed again after the arrival of Andrew Leathem and Donald Rae and the Finn said with his typical Scandinavian accent that Steve O'Dwyer had doubled up through him with jacks versus aces not long ago.

Helppi Uses New Chips

Chin Sin Chang shoved for 32,000 with from under the gun and Juha Helppi moved all in for three times of that with pocket tens. Jochum Weenink called the shove with the superior stack and but failed to improve and was left short.

Montury vs Helppi

In a four-bet pot preflop, Jean Montury and Juha Helppi went to war and the Frenchman found top pair and top kicker with on a queen high flop. Helppi check-raised the turn with pocket aces and scored a massive double up.

Rens Feenstra Leads After Day 1a of the 2015 Master Classics of Poker Main Event

Rens Feenstra led after Day 1a of the 2015 Master Classics of Poker Main Event.

Wheeler Check-Raises the Flop

Juha Helppi had raised to 850 from under the gun and Jason Wheeler called, heading to a heads-up flop of . Wheeler checked, Helppi continued for 1,125 and then quickly folded as Wheeler had check-raised to 3,300.

Hall and Helppi in

Juha Helppi and Tom Hall entered after dinner and took seats right next to each other on the table of Julian Stuer and Rens Feenstra. The player in under the gun raised to 600 and Hall three-bet to 1,650 to get called by the initial raiser.

No Help for Helppi

Down to only 69,000 chips, Juha Helppi moved all in from the button and Mikita Badziakouski called from one seat over in the small blind.

Is that a Needle?

Juah Helppi fired 21,000 out of the big blind on the turn and Martin Finger immediately shot out of his chair. "So sick," the German said and then asked to see the stack of his opponent.

Big Stacks Tangle

Three healthy looking stacks sat behind each of Juha Helppi, Sylvain Loosli and Martin finger as they tangled in a pot moments ago. On a board to the turn, Helppi bet 37,000 into the 70,000-chip pot and Loosli called.

Khachatryn and Demidov Eliminated

Two Russians have been eliminated and one of them was PokerStars Team Pro Ivan Demidov. He opened and then called a three-bet by Juha Helppi from one seat over to find a flop of according to Keven Stammen.

Juha Helppi Bubbles

It folded around to Juha Helppi in the small blind and he jammed in his last 500,000. Jason Mercier made the quick call from the big blind and was in dominating position with the over Helppi's .

No Drama Yet

Juha Helppi pushed once from under the gun to steal the blinds and antes, Christopher Frank did the same after moving all in from the button and cutoff to enforce folds all around.

Helppi Busts Hajiyev

Juha Helppi doubled up through Ramin Hajiyev with over and Hajiyev was left with just a chip and a chair. The very next hand he got it in with and this time Helppi picked up , busting Hajiyev after a board was revealed.

Mike McDonald Defeats Juha Helppi to Win the EPT12 Malta €25K High Roller for €498,575

Mike "Timex" McDonald took down his first high roller title by capturing the €25K at EPT12 Malta for €498,575.

Juha Helppi Eliminated in 2nd Place (€354,440)

Mike McDonald limped in from the small blind and Juha Helppi glanced at his cards. He announced all in and all McDonald did was toss in a single 5,000 chip to call. Helppi knew he was in trouble.

McDonald Rolling

Mike McDonald continues to hold over Juha Helppi here, winning pot after pot. The latest started with a 400,000-chip open from McDonald, which Helppi called. The flop came down and Helppi led out for 525,000.

Two Small Pots for Helppi

Mike McDonald made it 400,000 from the button and Juha Helppi made the call. Both players checked the flop and turn. Helppi bet 400,000 on the river and McDonald instantly said he wanted to fold his hand.

Helppi Misses Draw, McDonald Calls Small Bluff

Mike McDonald made it 350,000 to go from the button and Juha Helppi defended. The flop came and Helppi check called a bet of 275,000. Both players checked the on the turn and the completed the board.