Mike Lancaster Eliminated in 2nd Place ($189,505)
Mike Lancaster raised from the button and Juha Helppi called.
The flop came , Helppi checked, Lancaster bet, and Helppi raised. Lancaster wasted no time and three-bet while Helppi quickly four-bet for Lancaster to five-bet. Helppi confirmed with the dealer if there was a cap and she nodded so Helppi just called.
The turn was the , Helppi bet and Lancaster called for his last 60,000.
Lancaster had a pair of queens but Helppi was ahead with the pair of kings.
They both got up from their chairs to see the dealer deal the final card which was the . Helppi roared and ran to his rail to celebrate while they chanted several Finnish terms. After that, Helppi walked to Lancaster to shake hands and chat a bit before Lancaster made his way out of the tournament area to collect $189,505 for finishing in second place.
Helppi wins his first-ever WSOP bracelet and $306,622. A recap of today's action is to follow.