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Buy-In: $1,500
Prize Pool: $3,705,975
Entrants: 2715

Event 39 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jun 20, '09 - Jun 22, '09
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Updates on Final Day (Jun 22, 09)

 
 

Ray Foley Wins Event No. 39 ($657,969)

Brandon Cantu

Brandon Cantu raised to 305,000 preflop and Ray Foley made the call. The flop fell JHeart Suit9Club Suit3Diamond Suit and Foley checked. Cantu bet 450,000 and Foley raised all in. Cantu made the all-in call and the final two players in the tournament flipped up their cards:

Cantu: JSpade Suit7Club Suit
Foley: QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit

Turn and River: 10Club Suit5Spade Suit

Foley won the tournament with a pair of jacks and queen kicker to win his first gold bracelet and $657,969 in prize money. Cantu falls short of winning a bracelet in second place ($403,951).

Player Tags: Ray Foley,   Brandon Cantu
 

Final Table Update: Down to Heads-Up

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 2 out of 2,715

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Cantu — 6,995,000
2. Ray Foley — 5,210,000

Average Chip Count: 6,108,750

Notable Eliminations:

4. Alex Jacob – $190,857
3. Wei Mu – $269,609

Elimination Hands:

Alex Jacob

Alex Jacob Eliminated in Fourth Place ($190,857)

Alex Jacob moved all in for 310,000 preflop from the small blind after he was nearly crippled doubling up Brandon Cantu. Ray Foley called from the big blind. Their cards:

Jacob: JHeart Suit9Heart Suit
Foley: ASpade Suit4Diamond Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit6Club Suit4Spade Suit7Diamond Suit2Spade Suit

Jacob was eliminated in fourth place.

Wei Mu Eliminated in Third Place ($269,609)

Brandon Cantu raised to 275,000 from the cutoff and Wei Mu made the call. The flop fell KSpade Suit4Heart Suit3Spade Suit and Cantu bet 350,000. Mu raised all in and Cantu made the call. Their cards:

Cantu: KHeart Suit10Club Suit
Mu: KClub Suit9Club Suit

Turn and River: 6Diamond Suit5Club Suit

Cantu won the hand to grow his stack to almost 7 million. Mu was eliminated in third place.

Player Tags: Ray Foley,   Alex Jacob,   Wei Mu,   Brandon Cantu
 

Final Table Update: Down to Four

Blinds: 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Players Remaining: 4 out of 2,715

Chip Counts:

1. Alex Jacob — 4,580,000
2. Ray Foley — 3,330,000
3. Wei Mu — 3,200,000
4. Brandon Cantu — 2,400,000

Average Chip Count: 3,054,375

Notable Eliminations:

6. Jonathan Markham – $114,514
5. Tyler Spaulding – $143,421

Elimination Hands:

Jonathan Markham Eliminated in Sixth Place ($114,514)

Jonathan Markham raised to 210,000 under the gun preflop and Wei Mu made the call. The flop fell ADiamond SuitKSpade SuitJSpade Suit and Mu checked. Markham bet 265,000 and Mu raised all in. Markham called and they flipped up their cards:

Markham: KClub SuitKDiamond Suit
Mu: QDiamond Suit10Heart Suit

Turn and River: 6Spade Suit3Spade Suit

Markham fell to the straight of his opponent and he was eliminated in sixth place.

Tyler Spalding Eliminated in Fifth Place ($143,421)

Alex Jacob raised to 200,000 from the cutoff preflop and Tyler Spalding raised all in for 575,000. Jacob made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Jacob: 9Diamond Suit9Spade Suit
Spalding: JDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit

Board: 10Heart Suit7Club Suit6Diamond Suit3Heart SuitQDiamond Suit

Spalding was eliminated in fifth place while Jacob charged into the chip lead with 4,580,000.

Player Tags: Alex Jacob,   Wei Mu,   Jonathan Markham
 

Final Table Update: Down to Six

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 6 out of 2,715

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Cantu — 4,100,000
2. Tyler Spaulding — 1,985,000
3. Ray Foley — 1,835,000
4. Alex Jacob — 1,800,000
5. Wei Mu — 750,000
6. Jonathan Markham — 420,000

Average Chip Count: 1,527,187

Notable Eliminations:

8. Richard Lutes – $85,608
7. Chairud Vangchailued – $96,355

Elimination Hands:

Richard Lutes Eliminated in Eighth Place ($85,608)

Brandon Cantu checked a flop of AHeart Suit7Club Suit4Heart Suit and Richard Lutes shoved all in for 500,000. Cantu made the call and they flipped up their cards:

Lutes: KSpade Suit10Spade Suit
Cantu: JHeart Suit10Heart Suit

Turn: 2Heart Suit

Cantu made an ace-high flush on the river and Lutes was drawing dead. Lutes was eliminated in eighth place and Cantu grew his stack to over 4 million.

Chairud Vangchailued Eliminated in Seventh Place ($96,355)

Chairud Vangchailued rasied to 120,000 and Tyler Spalding made the call. Alex Jacob moved all in for 800,000 and Vangchailued made the all-in call. Spalding mucked and the two players turned up their cards:

Vangchailued: QSpade SuitJHeart Suit
Jacob: JClub SuitJDiamond Suit

Board: KHeart SuitQClub SuitJDiamond Suit8Club Suit5Diamond Suit

Vangchailued was eliminated in seventh place and Jacob grew his stack to 1.8 million.

 

Final Table Update: Stuck at Eight

Blinds: 30,000-60,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 2,715

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Cantu — 3,520,000
2. Tyler Spaulding — 1,985,000
3. Ray Foley — 1,835,000
4. Chairud Vangchailued — 1,685,000
5. Alex Jacob — 1,175,000
6. Richard Lutes — 755,000
7. Wei Mu — 750,000
8. Jonathan Markham — 420,000

Average Chip Count: 1,527,187

Notable Eliminations:

None

Elimination Hands:

None

 

Final Table Update: Patrick O'Connor Eliminated in Ninth Place

NOTE: The final table went on a 60-minute dinner break and they will return at 9:20 p.m. PDT.

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 8 out of 2,715

Chip Counts:

1. Ray Foley — 2,860,000
2. Brandon Cantu — 1,700,000
3. Alex Jacob — 1,600,000
4. Tyler Spaulding — 1,485,000
5. Wei Mu — 1,370,000
6. Richard Lutes — 1,300,000
7. Chairud Vangchailued — 875,000
8. Jonathan Markham — 800,000

Average Chip Count: 1,527,187

Notable Eliminations:

9. Patrick O’Connor – $80,049

Elimination Hands:

Patrick O’Connor Eliminated in Ninth Place ($80,049)

Patrick O’Connor moved all in preflop for 500,000 from the small blind and Brandon Cantu made the call from the big blind. Their cards:

Cantu: 3Diamond Suit3Spade Suit
O’Connor: ASpade Suit4Spade Suit

Board: QClub Suit8Heart Suit2Spade Suit9Diamond Suit7Heart Suit

O’Connor was eliminated in ninth place on the hand and Cantu grew his stack to 1.7 million.

Player Tags: Brandon Cantu,   Patrick O'Connor
 

Final Table Set

Blinds: 20,000-40,000 with a 5,000 ante

Players Remaining: 9 out of 2,715

Chip Counts:

1. Ray Foley — 2,860,000
2. Alex Jacob — 2,200,000
3. Richard Lutes — 1,555,000
4. Tyler Spaulding — 1,485,000
5. Wei Mu — 1,370,000
6. Brandon Cantu — 880,000
7. Chairud Vangchailued — 875,000
8. Patrick O’Connor — 580,000
9. Jonathan Markham — 400,000

Average Chip Count: 1,357,500

Notable Eliminations:

11. Kelvin Crawford – $56,071
10. Matt Livingston – $56,071

 

Level 24 Chip Update (In the Money)

NOTE: CardPlayer.com was experiencing technical difficulties this afternoon for a few hours, which has set back our coverage. We will be providing level-by-level chip updates and elimination hands until there is one champion for the rest of the night.

Blinds: 15,000-30,000 with a 4,000 ante

Players Remaining: 11 out of 2,715

Chip Counts:

1. Brandon Cantu — 2,150,000
2. Tyler Spaulding — 1,850,000
3. Alex Jacob — 1,700,000
4. Ray Foley — 1,575,000
5. Matt Livingston — 1,200,000
6. Kelvin Crawford — 880,000
9. Chairud Vangchailued — 700,000
8. Jonathan Markham — 660,000
9. Richard Lutes — 500,000
10. Patrick O’Connor — 300,000
10. Wei Mu — 300,000

Average Chip Count: 1,110,681

Notable Eliminations:

23. Nam Le – $19,234
20. Joe Bartholdi – $19,234
13. Raymond Davis – $39,246

 

Day 3 Begins At 2:00 pm PDT

More than three hundred players began the day yesterday, and just twelve hours later only 26 were left. Ray Foley leads the pack with 1,302,000 heading into Day 3, which will begin at 2:00 pm PDT this afternoon. Be sure to check back with CardPlayer.com for all of the action as the remaining 26 players battle down to a single winner.

Here are some of the chip counts heading into the final day…

Ray Foley — 1,302,000
Michele Iacoavone — 1,100,000
Chairud Vanchailued — 690,000
Wei Mu — 655,000
Steve Banner — 580,000
Raymond Davis — 574,000
Joe Bartholdi — 535,000
Mohsin Charania — 420,000
Nam Le — 420,000
Kevin MacPhee — 350,000
Shawn Glines — 340,000
Brandon Cantu — 275,000
Alex Jacob — 215,000
Lucas Priour — 205,000
Steve Mohs — 204,000
Conrad Monica — 195,000
Benjamin Kang — 160,000

 
 
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