Anaras Alekberovas was playing really well today, but that wasn't enough against Finland's rising star Joni Jouhkimainen. Alekberovas doubled up two times before, but the third time was not a charm for the young Lithuanian.
Jouhkimainen raised to 325,000 from the button, Alekberovas re-raised to 725,000 from the big blind, and Jouhkimainen four-bet to 1,175,000. Alekberovas announced an all-in and Jouhkimainen called. The Lithuanian was in for 4,535,000 along with his tournament life.
Jouhkimainen's kings were in good shape against Alekberovas' nines, which needed some major help from the board. None came on the flop, and the turn no help. It was down to the river for the Lithuanian, but the useless appeared.
Alekberovas was eliminated in fourth place and will collect €301,750 for the biggest tournament prize of his career.