Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Mark Harraka Bags Chip Lead at the Final Table of Event #22: $600 Championship No-Limit Hold'em $500,000 Guaranteed
Mark Harraka bagged the chip lead in Day 2 of Event #22: $600 Championship No-Limit Hold’em $500,000 Guarantee, the Main Event of The Grand Poker Series at the Golden Nugget.
Harraka started the day with 369,000 chips and had a prosperous day to finish as the chip leader heading into the final table with 5,975,000 chips. Harraka will be joined by John Gardner (4,550,000) and Jason Bartholomew (3,825,000) as the top stacks when they resume play on Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. local time.
Final Table Starting Counts
Out of 1,096 total entries, 138 players started on Day 2. Now, only nine remain. The final nine players will battle it out tomorrow where one player will take home the $102,266 first-place prize.
Be sure to follow PokerNews on October 11, for Day 3, where they will play to a winner starting at 12 p.m. local time.
In accordance with the tournament rules, one player requested to wait until tomorrow to continue play so the players will come back on Oct. 11 at 12 p.m. to play down to a winner.
Final table starting counts are to follow.
Moe Affaneh got the rest of his chip into the middle on the flop and was up against John Gardner.
Affaneh had top pair but Gardner flopped a flush. The and completed the board to eliminate Affaneh and send the remaining 9 players to the final table.
Lonny Weitzel was eliminated in 11th place with unknown action.
Allen Kerlin got the rest of his stack in preflop and was against Jason Bartholomew.
Kerlin found himself in an unfortunate spot and couldn't improve on the board. He was gone from the tournament while Bartholomew chipped up.
Steve Firestone was kind enough to relay details of his bust-out hand. He had all his 800,000 chips in preflop and was flipping.
The board ran out and Harraka took down the pot to eliminate Firestone.