2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$600 Grand Poker Series Championship No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
$600 Grand Poker Series Championship No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Mark Harraka Bags Chip Lead at the Final Table of Event #22: $600 Championship No-Limit Hold'em $500,000 Guaranteed

BrandonBloom • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Mark Harraka
Mark Harraka

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

PlacePlayerChips
1Mark Harraka5,975,000
2John Gardner4,550,000
3Jason Bartholomew3,825,000
4Greg Koutelidakis3,100,000
5Danny Dagostino2,400,000
6Jesse Jaurigue2,300,000
7Ken Huynh2,250,000
8Phillip Latimer1,500,000
9Benjamin Jacobs1,200,000

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.

Final Table Will Resume Oct. 11 at 12 p.m.

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

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 Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,545)

BrandonBloom • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Moe Affaneh
Moe Affaneh

Moe Affaneh got the rest of his chip into the middle on the {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop and was up against John Gardner.

Moe Affaneh: {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
John Gardner: {j-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Affaneh had top pair but Gardner flopped a flush. The {5-Hearts} and {q-Diamonds} completed the board to eliminate Affaneh and send the remaining 9 players to the final table.

John Gardner US
John Gardner
US 4,550,000 2,250,000
Moe Affaneh US
Moe Affaneh
US Busted

Allen Kerlin Eliminated in 12th Place ($7,385)

BrandonBloom • Level 28: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Allen Kerlin
Allen Kerlin

Allen Kerlin got the rest of his stack in preflop and was against Jason Bartholomew.

Allen Kerlin: {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Jason Bartholomew: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Kerlin found himself in an unfortunate spot and couldn't improve on the {6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{8-Spades} board. He was gone from the tournament while Bartholomew chipped up.

Jason Bartholomew us
Jason Bartholomew
us 4,200,000 200,000
Allen Kerlin US
Allen Kerlin
US Busted
Level:
28
Blinds:
50,000/100,000
Ante:
100,000