Max Lykov is one of two Team PokerStars Pros to make this final table. Lykov began playing poker in 2005 while at school and it only took him a couple of years before he started crushing the games everywhere.
In 2009, Lykov had a great year on the felt. He had a few cashes leading up until the summer, where he then placed third in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout event at the World Series of Poker for $145,062. A couple months later, he won the European Poker Tour Kiev event for €330,000 and the first major victory of his career.
In 2011, Lykov won his first WSOP gold bracelet after conquering a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for just short of $650,000. Altogether, Lykov has nearly $2.7 million in live tournament earnings and is fifth on the Russian all-time money list.
Lykov will have the hardest mountain to climb today as he enters with the least amount of chips at 271,000.