On the first hand of play, the action folded round to Jon Turner who received a walk in the big blind.
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When online poker started booming, one particular player started making inroads at becoming one of the most successful online poker players around.
Based in Henderson, Nevada, Jon "PearlJammer" Turner has been actively running amok online since the poker boom, and it is no surprise that he has amassed more then $4.4 million in online earnings under the monikers of PearlJammer or PearlJammed.
However his success on the live front hasn't been as damaging as he has only amassed a little over $965,000 in winnings - and don't get us wrong because that is still more then the majority of the poker community - but for Turner, his high expectations and expertise will mean that any result but first here will be a disappointment.
Turner's WSOP career has seen him gather fourteen cashes since 2005 including four final tables. His result here today will see him gather not only his fifteenth cash and fourth final table, but also his highest earning prize following his second-placing at the PCA $5,000 8-max tournament where he collected $178,240.
When the poker world talks about some of the best to not have won a bracelet, Turner's name may not be at the forefront of your brainstorming efforts, but for the quiet guy that goes about his business with little fuss, he is definitely one that should be considered.
Already besting his best WSOP result of fifth, Turner will be out to write the record books of becoming yet another successful online player who has been able to grab a career-defining bracelet like many before him. And for those that secretly picked him as a roughie in their WSOP fantasy teams, they may be cheering the hardest!
There is tons of action is Sin City today. Sarah Grant has all the details from inside the Rio.
Welcome back to the 2011 World Series of Poker and the Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino for the conclusion of the Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em final table.
Yesterday was a marathon day for not only the staff here at the World Series, but also the poker media and most importantly the players. And boy was the day not filled with controversy. It all started when the players were made to continue playing after reaching a final table to abide by the new hard-stop time rule, although in the structure there is a written statement that this can be turned into a four-day (five calender) event due to field size numbers.
The players weren't too disapointed at the fact that they had to play on, but when play was six-handed, a manufacturing flaw was spotted on the . After going through multiple decks with the same flaw being spotted on the back of the cards, the table was shifted from the Thunder-Dome to an outer Amazon Room table to continue play.
Chips flew back and forth, and as the last level kicked in it was expected that play would slow right down. However, a quick few bust outs before the chips were bagged, and just three remained.
Sadan Turker holds the commanding chip lead with roughly two-thirds of the chips in play, but Jon "PearlJammer" Turner has the skill and experience to make a run at collecting his first bracelet from five final table appearances. Las Vegas-based Sean Getzwiller may just be the wild card in the final three, and with a strong rail throughout the latter stages of the tournament, he will definitely have a driving force behind him.
The PokerNews Live Reporting Team is proud to be back on the tournament floor, and we will be providing continuous live updates from 4:00 pm PDT as we look to crown the Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Champion!
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