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

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 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

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.