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Buy-In: $4,800 + $200
Prize Pool: $2,497,050
Entrants: 537

$5,000 No-Limit Hold'em $2 Million GTD

  • Jul 17, '16 - Jul 22, '16


Updates on Final Day (Jul 22, 16)


Level 28

Blinds are up to 30,000 – 60,000 with antes of 10,000 for level 28.


Chip Counts

Seat Player Name Chip Count
1 Jon Turner 7,050,000
2 Artem Metalidi 3,340,000
3 Dan Heimiller 2,790,000


The players are going to take an abbreviated break now. Play will resume when all three return.


Jon Turner vs. Dan Heimiller

Jon Turner raised to 100,000 on the button and Dan Heimiller reraised to 275,000 out of the big blind. The flop fell JSpade Suit9Club Suit3Spade Suit and Heimiller bet 375,000. Turner called.

Bother players checked the AClub Suit on the turn, then the river brought the JDiamond Suit. Heimiller checked, Turner bet 625,000, Heimiller folded, and Turner took the pot.

Jon Turner – 6,950,000
Dan Heimiller – 2,300,000

Player Tags: Jon Turner

Chip Counts

Seat Player Name Chip Count
1 Jon Turner 6,400,000
2 Artem Metalidi 3,700,000
3 Dan Heimiller 2,900,000

Queen High Good Enough

From the small blind Jon Turner raised to 135,000 and Artem Metalidi called from the big blind. The flop came down KHeart Suit6Heart Suit4Diamond Suit and Turner bet 125,000. Metalidi called and the turn brought the ADiamond Suit.

Turner checked and Metalidi bet 385,000. Turner made the call and the 2Diamond Suit hit the river. Turner checked and Metalidi checked behind.

Turner showed his QClub SuitJClub Suit and Metalidi mucked his cards.


Thomas Paul Eliminated in 4th Place ($179,788)

Thomas PaulArtem Metalidi raised to 100,000 on the button and Thomas Paul moved all in from the small blind for 440,000 total. Metalidi thought a bit, got a count, and called with AClub Suit2Club Suit. Paul trailed with KSpade SuitQClub Suit.

Paul got no help from the 7Heart Suit5Spade Suit2Spade Suit10Club Suit7Club Suit board and hit the rail over three hours after Matt Parry was eliminated in fifth place.

Artem Metalidi – 4,390,000
Thomas Paul – Eliminated in fourth place

Player Tags: Artem Metalidi

Jon Turner Bets $1 Million On The River Against Thomas Paul

From the button Thomas Paul raised to 115,000 and Jon Turner defended from the big blind.

The flop came down 4Spade Suit2Spade Suit3Diamond Suit and it went check-check. The 4Club Suit on the turn paired the board and both players again checked.

The 9Club Suit completed the board and Jon Turner cut out a bet of ten green T100,000 chips. Paul only had 405,000 remaining. He folded his hand and was left with only 8 big blinds.


Artem Metalidi Doubles Through Thomas Paul

Artem MetalidiFrom the button Artem Metalidi raised to 100,000. From the small blind Thomas Paul made it 325,000 to go.

Metalidi cut out a four-bet to 605,000 total and Paul announced that he was all in.

Metalidi called for his tournament life with the JSpade SuitJHeart Suit and found himself in great shape against Paul’s 9Spade Suit9Club Suit.

The board ran out 7Spade Suit6Heart Suit3Club Suit6Diamond Suit3Diamond Suit and Metalidi doubled up to 4,015,000 while Paul slipped to 725,000.

Player Tags: Artem Metalidi

Chip Counts

After half an hour of this level the chip counts for the final four look as follows:

Seat Player Name Chip Count
1 Jon Turner 5,725,000
2 Artem Metalidi 1,530,000
3 Thomas Paul 2,750,000
4 Dan Heimiller 1,855,000
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