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Joni Jouhkimainen Eliminated in 3rd Place (€404,050)

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Joni Jouhkimainen

Joni Jouhkimainen was the short stack coming into the final table, but managed to build it up and had nearly 75% of the chips in play when the tournament was down to the final four. However, the three-handed play finished with the elimination of the young Finn, who will collect a cash prize of just over €400,000.

Jouhkimainen opened his last hand with a raise to 500,000 from the button with {9-Clubs} {9-Spades} only to have Ilari Sahamies shove all in from the big blind holding {A-Hearts} {J-Clubs}. Jouhkimainen snap called and the two Finns went for a showdown.

The {A-Clubs} {3-Spades} {7-Spades} flop paired Shamies' ace and put Jouhkimainen on the verge of elimination. The {10-Diamonds} on the river left him with only two outs, but the {Q-Spades} on the river wasn't one of them. Jouhkimainen was eliminated from the tournament in third place leaving the two remaining players, Ilari Sahamies and Mikalai Pobal heads up for the title.

Player Chips Progress
Ilari Sahamies fi
Ilari Sahamies
fi 12,225,000 4,340,000
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
fi Busted

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