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2009 WSOP - Ray Foley Wins Event 39 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

23 June 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Ray Foley from Northville, MI won Event 39, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2009 World Series of Poker and took home $657,969 in prize money.
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Ray Foley from Northville, MI won Event 39, $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em at the 2009 World Series of Poker and took home $657,969 in prize money.

Foley is one of the few amateurs that have won events so far in the 2009 WSOP. Normally the 37-year-old works as a business manager at Chrysler Financial.

"(Before this win) I was contemplating going to poker full-time, mostly online.  So this will help make that jump a little easier.  This is great timing," Foley said after the tournament.


Ray Foley wins 2009 WSOP Event 39

When the final table started, Foley was the chip leader, but he lost his lead early. He was all-in for his tournament life a few times, but got very fortunate to avoid elimination.

In one hand against runner-up Brandon Cantu, Foley had A-7 and was all-in against Cantu's A-Q, but was saved by a split pot.

"I'm on the great side of variance," Foley said.

The final hand of the tournament came when Foley ended up having the best hand - J-Q versus Cantu's J-7 after the flop came jack-high.  Foley's queen kicker ended up playing, which scooped the final pot of the tournament.

"The bracelet....I can't even....its still unbelievable at this point that I have a bracelet.  I can't event describe it.  And $660,000 - that's a lot of money.  It's hard to believe there were 2,715 people in this tournament."

2009 WSOP Event 38 - No-Limit Hold'em

Buy-in: $1,500
Entrants: 2,715
Prize pool: $3,705,974

Final results (top 100 of 270 money finishers):

1

Foley, Ray

$657 969

2

Cantu, Brandon

$403 951

3

Mu, Wei

$269 609

4

Jacob, Alex

$190 857

5

Tyler, Spalding

$143 421

6

Markham, Jonathan

$114 514

7

Vangchailued, Chairud

$96 355

8

Lutes, Richard

$85 608

9

O'connor, Patrick

$80 049

10

Livingston, Matthew

$56 071

11

Crawford, Kelvin

$56 071

12

Glines, Shawn

$56 071

13

Davis, Raymond

$39 246

14

Nicholson, Donald

$39 246

15

Humphrey, Zachary

$39 246

16

Iacovone, Michele

$27 461

17

Derke, Nicholas

$27 461

18

Woolen, Johnny

$27 461

19

Charania, Mohsin

$19 234

20

Bartholdi, Joseph

$19 234

21

Monica, Conrad

$19 234

22

Kolla, Christopher

$19 234

23

Le, Namthien

$19 234

24

Banner, Steven

$19 234

25

Mohs, Steven

$19 234

26

Mitchell, James

$19 234

27

Korberhillejan, Johannes

$19 234

28

Macphee, Kevin

$15 268

29

Corzo, Javier

$15 268

30

Kang, Benjamin

$15 268

31

Priour, Lucas

$15 268

32

Luther, Douglas

$15 268

33

Wade, Tristan

$15 268

34

Crockett, Christopher

$15 268

35

Antonucci, Thomas

$15 268

36

Persson, Magnus

$15 268

37

Jones, Mary

$11 488

38

Leung, Kwan

$11 488

39

Torres, Venancio

$11 488

40

Boshenyatov, Dmitry

$11 488

41

Delis, Mario

$11 488

42

Bonavida, Raymond

$11 488

43

Scott, Minor

$11 488

44

Jensen, Frederik

$11 488

45

Gilbert, Zak

$11 488

46

Suckman, Marc

$9 079

47

Korsog, Torrey

$9 079

48

Campo, Darius

$9 079

49

Peachey, Jon

$9 079

50

Wedekin, Sven

$9 079

51

McCormick, Thomas

$9 079

52

Cartigny, Franck

$9 079

53

Dwyer, Kevin

$9 079

54

Ray, John

$9 079

55

Pomerantsev, Sergey

$7 449

56

Coan, Thomas

$7 449

57

Le, Tommy

$7 449

58

Portano, Desmond

$7 449

59

Allen, Lillian

$7 449

60

Walker, Richard

$7 449

61

Bauer, Sebastian

$7 449

62

Young, Craig

$7 449

63

Lenart, Lester

$7 449

64

Tito, Eugene

$6 300

65

Evans, Hubert

$6 300

66

Stanechewski, Paul

$6 300

67

Linden, Ronald

$6 300

68

Bamminger, Uwe

$6 300

69

Peterson, Sean

$6 300

70

Vanklink, Benjamin

$6 300

71

Repetti, John

$6 300

72

Levy, Adam

$6 300

73

Baker, Amanda

$5 447

74

Seatelli, Jean Paul

$5 447

75

Fox, David

$5 447

76

Grimes, Thomas

$5 447

77

Ta, Napoleon

$5 447

78

Farkas, Julie

$5 447

79

Verstappen, Ronald

$5 447

80

Coelho, Vitor

$5 447

81

Meijer, Maarten

$5 447

82

Woo, Samuel

$4 706

83

Pitzulo, Michael

$4 706

84

Totani, Jerilyn

$4 706

85

Wiesner, Brett

$4 706

86

Leeuwen, Maikel

$4 706

87

Mckinnon, Lauchlin

$4 706

88

Roy, Sebastien

$4 706

89

Bustamante, Anthony

$4 706

90

Demler, Shane

$4 706

91

Tighe, David

$4 113

92

Oneil, Craig

$4 113

93

Howe, Jody

$4 113

94

Tran, Thithi

$4 113

95

Zamani, Kambiz

$4 113

96

NEWHOUSE, MARK

$4 113

97

Neu, Matthias

$4 113

98

Calhoun, Matthew

$4 113

99

Iversen, Albert

$4 113

100

Rusnak, Francis

$3 631

 

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