|Born||4 March 1977|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
|European Poker Tour|
Juha was originally a croupier. He worked as a dealer for RAY in Finland but never dealt poker. He made a name for himself in the first World Poker Tour (WPT) event in Aruba, where he eliminated Kathy Liebert on the way to defeating professional player Phil Gordon in a heads-up challenge match. He has since made two other WPT final tables, with a 4th-place finish in the Season 1 Battle of Champions and a 2nd-place finish to England's Roland De Wolfe in the Grand Prix de Paris 2005 event.
In March 2007, Helppi won the inaugural Premier League Poker title, defeating some of the all-time greats along the way, such as Phil Hellmuth and Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott. Helppi defeated German pro and two-time WSOP Bracelet winner Eddy Scharf In heads-up play to win the title.
As the winner of InterPoker's first extreme poker tournament, he earned the right to choose the next year's location. He chose to play it in Kemi on the frozen Gulf of Bothnia. He finished second, losing to former WSOP champion Robert Varkonyi.
Helppi is a high level paintball player and the captain of the Finnish national paintball champions 1997, 2003, 2007, and 2008. When younger, he played Magic: The Gathering successfully for several years.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|2019||$10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship||$306,622|
|2020 O||$5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship||$290,286|
An "O" following a year denotes bracelet(s) won during the World Series of Poker Online