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Cantu, Jacob fall short in WSOP donkament
Both Brandon Cantu and Alex Jacob had ample opportunity to wrap up a bracelet in the $1,500 donkament on Monday night.
In the end, however, it was Ray Foley who emerged victorious in Event 39, the latest $1.5k NLHE affair.
Foley defeated Cantu to earn his first Michael Binger, Yuval Bronshtein and Andy Black.
The field will return at 2 p.m. Tuesday and play down to a champion.
Event 43 - $1,000 Seniors No Limit Hold'em
A total of 2,707 players "of a certain age" (that's 50-plus) ponied up the thousand bucks to take part in the Seniors Event, creating a prize pool worth $2,463,700.
By day's end only 402 players remained, including chipleader Chuck Simon, Berry Johnston and Barbara Enright.
Action resumes at 2 p.m. Tuesday for Day 2.
Event 44 - $2,500 Razz
Three-hundred and fifteen players bought in to the $2,500 Razz event and by the end of Day 1 a total of 122 were left standing.
The field will return at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Check out the PokerListings 2009 WSOP section for more coverage from the tournament floor at the Rio.