2009 WSOP Round-Up: Ivey, Cantu Come Up Short

Some top pros almost busted out big wins yesterday...

Some top pros almost busted out big wins yesterday...

The big winner yesterday was Matt Graham, taking the $10k PLO Championship. We had a near-miss on an all-star final table for Event #41, as well as some decent Girls on the Rail (click thumbs below for more). Here’s the recap:

:: Event #39 ($1,500 NLH): Ray Foley, a 37 year-old business manager for Chrysler, couldn’t have possibly picked a better time to win his first bracelet, defeating Brandon Cantu heads-up for the Event #39 title. For the win, Foley banks $657,969. Cantu brings home $403,951 for second. Alex Jacob finished fourth for $190,847. Get full payouts here.

:: Event #41 ($5,000 NLH Shoot-Out): Making yet another deep tourney run, Phil Ivey just missed out on the final table, going home in eight place ($16,739). Also just missing out on the final table were Barney Boatman, Peter “Nordberg” Feldman, the completely-unfuckably-named Wilf Saar, and David “The Dragon” Pham*. That leaves us with a friends and familyTM final table that you probably aren’t too interested in. But if you are, see who’s in it here.

:: Event #42 ($2,500 Mixed): The 14 remaining entrants will play down to a winner today. Jon “Pearljammer” Turner will make another attempt to win his first bracelet, starting the day as chip leader with 469,200. In third overall is Layne Flack (283,400). Also remaining are bracelet winner Dario Alioto (225,600) and Jimmy Fricke (47,400). Get full chip counts here.

:: Event #43 ($1,000 Seniors NLH): A total of 2,707 played down to 402. If you really care who is left, go here.

:: Event #44 ($2,500 Razz): For the final event of the day, a field of 315 played down to 122. Warwick Mirzikinian is the chip leader, stacked at 59,400. Lots more Razz to be played, people, but David Chiu, Ville Walhbeck, Daniel Negreanu, and Annie Duke all have solid stacks. Get full chip counts here.

* Not a real dragon.


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