€5,300 Main Event

Maxim Lykov Eliminated With Snowmen

Jaxon • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Maxim Lykov

Maxim Lykov's hopes for a second EPT Main Event title were recently dashed. Back in 2009, the Russian poker player won the EPT 6 Kiev Main Event during the tour's only stop to Ukraine for €330,000.

Konstantin Uspenskiy opened the action from early position before deep stacked Apostolos Bechrakis three-bet and Maxim Lykov declared himself to be all in. Uspenskiy got out of the way and Bechrakis quickly called.

Lykov: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Bechrakis: {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Lykov was ahead on the {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop, however, Bechrakis picked up more outs with a queen appearing on the turn or river able to complete a straight. The {7-Hearts} on the turn was another safe card for Lykov, however, he was eliminated from the tournament after the {q-Hearts} completed the board on the river giving Bechrakis a straight.

Bechrakis was hovering around 2 million chips after the last break, however, lost a hand before this one and just rebounded in this hand back up to 1,750,000.

Apostolos Bechrakis gr 1,750,000 -210,000
Konstantin Uspenskiy RU 426,000 116,000
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