Jussi Mattila has been quiet and focused and put hardly a foot wrong in this final, but eventually his time ran out as he found Ac 7s on the button and jammed for his stack – only for Paul Johnson to pick up As 8s in the blinds and after a few moments, make a call.
“There’s a lot of chops with these hands,” warn the commentary team but the board of Kc Qd 4c 9s 3c was not one of them. Mattila has done sterling work to make another MPNPT final table but ran out of gas just short of the title. Well played Jussi. We continue three-handed, Paul Johnson now up to 6,000,000, almost within touching distance of chip leader Luke Martin with around 8 million, Peter Pihlstrōm the man with some work to do with just under 2 million chips.