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

Mark Harraka Eliminated in 2nd Place ($66,570)

BrandonBloom • Level 30: 75,000-150,000, 150,000 ante
Mark Harraka

Mark Harraka called from the small blind, John Gardner raised from the big blind, and Harraka called.

The flop was {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} and after Harraka checked, Gardner jammed to put Harraka to the test. Harraka called for his remaining stack of around 3.5 million and hands were revealed.

Mark Harraka: {j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
John Gardner: {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Both players flopped a pair and a gutshot, but it was Gardner ahead with top pair. The turn was the {k-Clubs}, and the board completed with the {4-Diamonds} to officially put an end to the tournament.

Harraka will have to settle for the second-place prize of $66,570 following a great run, while Gardner has claimed the tournament victory and the top prize of $100,266.

A recap is to follow.

Player Chips Progress
John Gardner US
John Gardner
US 27,400,000 7,400,000
Mark Harraka US
Mark Harraka
US Busted