EPT Prague: Johansson on the rail

Christer Johansson is out. The overnight chip leader moved tables and came straight into the big blind surrounded by monstrous stacks. Most of them folded around to the PokerStars qualifier Shander De Vries in the small blind and he raised, prompting Johansson to shove for 31,000 more.

De Vries pondered for a while, but then found the call with As-Js, miles ahead of Johansson's Ah-7h. The board bricked and the Swedish player was put out of his misery. It was a rough day.

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Christer Johansson

The probable chip leader at this stage is Manuel Bevand, from France. He is sitting to the left of the chair recently vacated by Johansson and has about 245,000 in chips. Fredrik Nygard recently cracked kings to win a sizeable pot and put him north of 160,000. And Constandinos Alexiou still has three huge towers of red chips, worth 1,000 apiece, putting him close to 170,000. Yellow chips are also now in play, and Bevand has the most of them.

There are 77 players currently taking a break at the end of level 12. When they return, they'll be playing blinds of 1,000-2,000 (200 ante). A full, official chip count will appear on the chip count page very soon.

Howard Swains
@howardswains in European Poker Tour