Finnish poker participant
Juha Helppi (born four March 1977) is a Finnish skilled poker participant from Helsinki.
Juha was initially a croupier. He labored as a vendor for RAY in Finland however by no means dealt poker. He made a reputation for himself within the first World Poker Tour (WPT) occasion in Aruba, the place he eradicated Kathy Liebert on the way in which to defeating skilled participant Phil Gordon in a heads-up problem match. He has since made two different WPT remaining tables, with a 4th-place end within the Season 1 Battle of Champions and a 2nd-place end to England’s Roland De Wolfe within the Grand Prix de Paris 2005 occasion.
On the 2019 World Collection of Poker, he gained his first World Collection of Poker bracelet within the $10,000 Restrict Maintain’em Championship. In whole, he has completed within the cash in 29 WSOP occasions.
In November 2005, Helppi confronted Phil Laak and Kenna James within the first ever underwater poker match and was awarded the Caribbean Poker Traditional Excessive Poker bracelet.
In March 2007, Helppi gained the inaugural Premier League Poker title, defeating a few of the all-time greats alongside the way in which, akin to Phil Hellmuth and Dave “Devilfish” Ulliott.
Because the winner of InterPoker’s first excessive poker match, he earned the best to decide on the following yr’s location. He selected to play it in Kemi on the frozen Gulf of Bothnia. He completed second, dropping to former WSOP champion Robert Varkonyi.
As of 2019, his whole reside match winnings exceed $7,700,000. His WSOP cashes account for over $1,350,000 of these winnings.
Helppi is a excessive stage paintball participant and the captain of the Finnish nationwide paintball champions 1997, 2003, 2007, and 2008. When youthful, he performed Magic: The Gathering efficiently for a number of years.
World Collection of Poker bracelets
|12 months||Match||Prize (US$)|
|2019||$10,000 Restrict Maintain’em Championship||$306,622|
|2020 O||$5,000 Pot Restrict Omaha Championship||$290,286|
An “O” following a yr denotes bracelet(s) gained throughout the World Collection of Poker On-line