$600 Grand Poker Series Championship No-Limit Hold'em

Greg Koutelidakis Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,545)

BrandonBloom • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Greg Koutelidakis

Jason Bartholomew raised to 225,000 in the cutoff and Greg Koutelidakis defended the big blind.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{j-Spades} and Bartholomew bet 325,000. Koutelidakis then jammed for his 2.8 million stack, sending Bartholomew deep into the tank. He thought about it for some time and said, "I have a really big hand". Eventually, he called and the hands were revealed.

Greg Koutelidakis: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Jason Bartholomew: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}

Koutelidakis flopped two pair and Bartholomew had top pair and the nut flush draw in this huge, early pot.

The dealer put down the {8-Spades} on the turn and Bartholomew yelled, "Yes!" as he found what he was looking for. However, Koutelidakis could still make a boat, but the dealer completed the board with the {8-Diamonds} as Bartholomew gave a clap of his hands while the dealer slid him the pot.

Koutelidakis is gone in a quick elimination at the final table, meanwhile, Bartholomew takes the chip lead.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Bartholomew us
Jason Bartholomew
us 6,900,000 3,075,000
Greg Koutelidakis us
Greg Koutelidakis
us Busted