EPT Baden: Johnson takes control

Ben Johnson: clear chip leader

New Yorker Ben Johnson has just won a huge pot to eliminate Andrea Balla in ninth place - and take himself into a commanding chip lead.

The manner of his exit was brutal for Balla, from Italy. Johnson raised to 60,000 with A-10, and Balla moved all in for a total of 220,000 with A-Q. Johnson called, and Balla was clear favourite - until the flop came A-10-J. No help emerged for the Italian, and he exits with €31,445.

The final table will start soon. Players and chip counts are:

1 Ben Johnson 828,000
2 Dario Minieri 652,000
3 Thang Duc Nguyen 506,000
4 Daniel Dodet 452,000
5 Jonas Molander 358,000
6 Rodion Cherednichenko 238,000
7 Sasa Biorac 194,000
8 Peter Eichhardt 91,000

For short profiles of each of the players, click here.

And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what they are playing for, a cool €487,397...

Who will get their hands on this lot?
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