Fourth-Place for Juha Helppi in WSOP Event #9: €1,500 Limit Hold’em

Poker Jason Glazer 04.06.2024

While plenty of planning is underway for the second version of the World Series of Poker Circuit in Tallinn from July 19-28, 2024 at Olympic Park Casino, players across the world are battling it out in the world’s biggest poker summer camp for bracelets in Las Vegas for the 2024 World Series of Poker.

Two-time WSOP bracelet winner who attends many major events in Tallinn in Juha Helppi showcased his Limit Hold’em expertise once again, finishing fourth and narrowly missing out on his third coveted bracelet in Event #9: $1,500 Limit Hold’em.

Helppi entered the final table as the shortest stack but gained momentum early on and managed to eliminate Bradley Carter in sixth place. His journey saw him survive another money ladder before his luck ran out. In the final hand, Helppi put all the chips in with king-four and was dominated by George Chen’s king-jack, while the board provided no help. Despite hitting the rail in fourth, Finn secured a commendable $37,880 for his efforts. On the way to the final table, Helppi also successfully bluffed one of poker’s biggest names, Daniel Negreanu, who featured the hand against Helppi in his daily WSOP vlog.

Chen’s fortunes were short-lived as he was the next player out on the rail in third place leaving Nick Guagenti and Joseph Brodsky battling it out for the win. Guagenti won his second WSOP bracelet after defeating Brodsky with his first win coming in an online event in 2020 on the GGPoker Network, which also features OlyBet Poker.

Helppi is a poker professional who has shown his domination over the years in both hold’em and Omaha poker variants. He showcased his versatility last September at the WSOP Circuit in Tallinn, cashing in the €3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-handed tournament and the €1,100 Pot Limit Omaha 4/5 Cards event. Helppi’s success in Tallinn is no surprise, as he previously won the Kings of Tallinn Main Event in 2018. All these results cemented him to second place on the Finnish All-Time Money List with over $8.2 million in live tournament earnings.

The future looks bright, as Helppi and others will have another shot at WSOPC rings right after the World Series of Poker as the new circuit season opens in Tallinn. The upcoming WSOP Circuit at the Olympic Park Casino is scheduled from July 19 to 28. Players from all over the world, some even straight from Las Vegas, will fly to the Estonian capital to demonstrate their poker skills on the international floor.

2024 WSOP Event #9: $1,500 Limit Hold’em Final Table Results

1Nick GuagentiUnited States$121,074
2Joseph BrodskyUnited States$80,717
3George ChenUnited States$54,708
4Juha HelppiFinland$37,880
5Qinghai PanUnited States$26,807
6Bradley CarterUnited States$19,400
7Abdulrahim AmerUnited States$14,363
8John KimUnited States$10,886

We wish Helppi the best of luck in securing another bracelet and we look forward to welcoming him and players across the globe for the 2024 WSOP Circuit Tallinn at Olympic Park Casino from July 19-28.

Jason Glazer

Poker journalist Jason Glatzer boasts more than a decade in experience in poker media and operations. He is well-known in Europe for providing quality reporting, editorial, and commentating at a wide variety of events from around the world including at all major events at our flagship venue Olympic Park Casino


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