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2011 42nd Annual World Series of Poker

Saturday, June 04, 2011 to Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Event #8: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $3,760,200
  • Entries: 4,178
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:11 PM Local Time

Sean Getzwiller entered the pot from the button with a raise to 165,000 and was called by Sadan Turker from the big blind.

The flop fell     and Turker led out for 175,000 only to have Getzwiller bump it to 350,000. Turker went deep into the tank before pushing out a stack of chips amounting to 775,000.

Getzwiller attempted to exchange some friendly banter, but it was to no avail. Then after two minutes of summing up his options, Getzwiller reached for several stacks of chips which looked to amount to roughly 1,420,000. But before he could push them into the pot, Turker released his hand and slipped to roughly 5,535,000 in chips as Getzwiller climbs to 7,000,000 in chips.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:10 PM Local Time

Getzwiller raised from the button to 165,000 and Turker came along. The flop fell     and Turker checked, prompting a bet of 100,000 by Getzwiller. Turker decided to see another card and made the call, bringing the   on the turn. Both players checked and the   fell on the river.

After Turker checked for a third time, Getzwiller fired 300,000 into the middle and Turker looked him up. Getzwiller tabled the    for a rivered top pair and took the pot down.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 4:04 PM Local Time

From the button, Getzwiller raised to 165,000 and Turker made the call. The flop fell     and both players checked. After the turn came  , both players again tapped the table. The river came   and after two more checks, Turker showed his    for ace-high, which was good enough to take the first heads-up of of the final table.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:52 PM Local Time

The cards are back in the air after the quick unscheduled break.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:38 PM Local Time
Sadan Turker6,505,000170,000
Sean Getzwiller6,030,000-170,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:36 PM Local Time

Sean Getzwiller and Sadan Turker Heads Up

When both Sean Getzwiller and Sadan Turker went heads-up, they asked the Tournament Director if they could have a short break so that they could step outside and chat.

The Tournament Director didn't allow it, and when they started talking at the table, the Tournament Director told them that that wasn't allowed.

Consequently after roughly ten hands of heads-up play, both Getzwiller and Turker decided to just get up and leave so that they could have their chat.

The dealer looked a little dumb-founded, but as the players vacated the Thunder-Dome, the clock continues to run down.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:34 PM Local Time

Sadan Turker entered the pot from the button with a min-raise to 160,000 and Sean Getzwiller checked.

The     flop saw Getzwiller check-fold to Turker's 150,000-chip bet.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:33 PM Local Time

It seems as though both Sean Getzwiller and Sadan Turker are trading button raises at the moment.

Over the past four hands, whoever has opened their button has easily picked up the pot.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:31 PM Local Time

Sadan Turker limped in and Sean Getzwiller checked his option as the flop fell    .

Getzwiller checked and Turker fired out 80,000 to force Getzwiller's cards into the muck.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:30 PM Local Time

Sadan Turker opened the button to 200,000 and Sean Getzwiller kicked his cards to the muck.

Getzwiller would button-raise the next to 165,000 to also be successful in picking up the big blind and antes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:29 PM Local Time

Here are the heads-up chip counts.

Sadan Turker6,335,000-1,575,000
Sean Getzwiller6,200,0003,200,000
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:26 PM Local Time

Jon Turner Packs It In

Sean Getzwiller folded from the button and following his plan of hyper aggression before the flop, Sadan Turker shoved all-in on a short stacked Jon Turner.

Turner squeezed his cards and when he saw the    he immediately made the call to put his tournament life at risk. Turker appeared to be stunned by the call and showed his    with disgust. Turner was in great shape to double up and needed the dealer to do him justice.


The man known as "PearlJammer" online had survived the flop and needed to avoid the three queens in the deck to survive his all-in confrontation.


When the dealer revealed the dagger of a turn card, Turner stood up and tapped the table as he began packing up his belongings. He would need to spike an eight on the river to stay alive.


The players all had to look back and check that the eight of diamonds had not fallen, but when they saw that it was indeed a nine, Turner began the long, lonely walk to the cashier's cage, having come tantalizingly close to claiming his first WSOP bracelet.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:22 PM Local Time

Sean Getzwiller doubles up

After Jon Turner folded from the button, Sean Getzwiller raised to 165,000 and Sadan Turker decided to shove all-in. Getzwiller snap-called with authority in his voice and tabled his   , standing up to await the flop. Turker flipped up his    with disappointment and found himself hunting for ducks.

The flop rained down     and Getzwiller's aces had held up so far. The turn fell   and Turker now needed to spike a deuce and a deuce only on the river to claim the pot.


With that, Getzwiller had doubled his stack of 3,090,000 to just over 6 million and took the chip lead early on in this final table. After the hand, Getzwiller told the other players that he had already had pocket aces earlier in the match, meaning he is running extremely well to start the evening.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:18 PM Local Time

Jon Turner opened his small blind to 165,000 only to have Sean Getzwiller move all in from the big.

Turner mucked, and Getzwiller collected the pot.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:17 PM Local Time

Sean Getzwiller entered the pot from the button with a raise to 180,000 to pick up the blinds and antes.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:17 PM Local Time

Jon Turner opened his button to 160,000 only to have Sadan Turker shove from the big blind.

Turner contemplated his decision for a few moments before laying his hand down.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:16 PM Local Time

Sadan Turker opened his button with a raise to 170,000 and picked up the blinds and antes to collect his first pot of the day.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:14 PM Local Time

On the first hand of play, the action folded round to Jon Turner who received a walk in the big blind.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 3:11 PM Local Time
Level: 29
Blinds: 40000/80000
Ante: 10000
Wednesday, June 8, 2011 2:37 PM Local Time

Jon "PearlJammer" Turner

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!