WSOP 2011 - Max Lykov wins final $1k NL Hold'em bracelet

WSOP 2011 - Max Lykov wins final $1k NL Hold'em bracelet

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Maxim Lykov is two thirds of the way towards a triple crown after winning the final $1k No Limit Hold'em at the 2011 WSOP. The 2009 EPT Kiev winner went into yesterday's final table as the chip leader and never looked in trouble, working his way through a final nine that included Sebastian Roy, Josh Evans, Stanislav Alekhin and Ren Ho Zhang.

Britain's Warren Wooldridge had quietly worked his way into the final three and looked well placed for a timely double up when he got his chips in with AJ against the Russian's A9. Unfortunately for the Black Belt Poker player, Lykov spiked a nine to send the Londoner to the rail. $288,946 should provide some consolation though.

The EPT Season 7 Player of the Year didn't take long to claim his maiden WSOP bracelet against Dror Michaelo. Lykov firstly got paid off with a made straight then sealing the deal holding AK against Michaelo's K5. Lykov becomes the third Russian player to win a bracelet at this year's World Series.

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