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 was ahead on the flop, however, Bechrakis picked up more outs with a queen appearing on the turn or river able to complete a straight. The on the turn was another safe card for Lykov, however, he was eliminated from the tournament after the 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.