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Monday, June 29, 2009 | Francis Lee


Event 36 - $2,000 No Limit Hold’em

A total of 1,695 players brought in for the $2,000 No Limit Hold’em tournament which was event 36 at the 2009 World Series of Poker. After three days play Jordan Smith managed to outlast all his competitors to win the $586,212 first place prize and his first WSOP bracelet.

Final Standings

  • 1st Jordan Smith $586,212
  • 2nd Ken Lennaard $360,439
  • 3rd Laurence Grondin $237,537
  • 4th Joe Morneau $166,584
  • 5th Anthony Roux $120,311
  • 6th Pat Atchison $95,631
  • 7th Almira Skripchenko $78,664
  • 8th Andrew Seden $67,867
  • 9th Jonathan Plens $61,081

Event 37 - $10,000 World Championship Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better

Jeff Lisandro won his second bracelet at this year’s WSOP in event 37, also claiming the title of 2009 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo world champion.  The final table contained stiff competition as multiple bracelet winner Doyle Brunson was looking for his eleventh bracelet.  Lisandro won his other bracelet this year in event 16 playing Seven Card Stud and joins Phil Ivey and Brock Parker in the double bracelet winner’s of 2009.

Final Standings

  • 1st Jeff Lisandro $431,656
  • 2nd Farzad Rouhani $266,804
  • 3rd Mike Wattel $176,605
  • 4th Frank Mariani $124,684
  • 5th Yan Chen $93,513
  • 6th Abe Mosseri $74,258
  • 7th Doyle Brunson $62,234
  • 8th Justin “BoostedJ” Smith $54,896

Event 38 - $2,000 Limit Hold’em

Marc Naalden was the deserved winner of event 38 to claim his very first WSOP bracelet.  He entered the final table in the chip lead and dominated the table throughout to win the event.  This is turning out to be a very good year for the young Dutchman who won the Poker News Cup Alpine back in march and just missed out on the final table at the EPT grand final finishing in 10th place.

Final Standings

  • 1st Marc Naalden $190,770
  • 2nd Steven Cowley $117,902
  • 3rd Ian Johns $77,576
  • 4th Tommy Hang $54,182
  • 5th Alex Keating $39,977
  • 6th Danny Qutami $31,088
  • 7th Jared O’Dell $25,439
  • 8th Jameson Painter $21,819
  • 9th Rep Porter $19,594

Event 39 - $1,500 No Limit Hold’em

Another huge field turned out for event 39 as 2,714 players bought in for another low buy in No Limit Hold’em event.  Many of the previous bracelet winners this year has gone to the pro’s but this time it was an amateur, Ray Foley who picked up the top prize of $657,969.  Foley didn’t play like an amateur as he entered the final table in the chip lead and finished it in exactly the same position.

Final Standings

  • 1st Ray Foley $657,969
  • 2nd Brandon Cantu $403,951
  • 3rd Wei Mu $269,609
  • 4th Alex Jacob $190,857
  • 5th Tyler Spalding $143,421
  • 6th Jonathan Markham $114,514
  • 7th Chairud Vangchailued $96,355
  • 8th Richard Lutes $85,608
  • 9th Patrick O’Connor $80,049

Event 40 - $10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha

Matt Graham won his second career bracelet in event 40 claiming the 2009 Pot Limit Omaha world champion title.  He almost lost when being crippled down to his last few chips when heads up against Vitaly Lunkin, but after a few double ups and well timed moves he came back to win the first place prize.

Final Standings

  • 1st Matt Graham $679,379
  • 2nd Vitaly Lunkin $419,832
  • 3rd Van Marcus $278,409
  • 4th Robin Keston $196,994
  • 5th Ferit Gabriellson $148,439
  • 6th Stefan Mattsson $118,463
  • 7th Josh Arieh $99,856
  • 8th Richard Austin $88,681
  • 9th Barry Greenstein $82,746



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