Darvin Moon has a huge chip lead of the last 9 remaining players in the Main Event, WSOP 2009. He's already guaranteed to become a millionare even if he ends up last on the final table in November. But Darvin takes everything very relaxed and continue working his "9-5" shift in the woods.
Darvin Moon, 45, is an amateur poker player who has no previous documented cashes before the WSOP Main Event.[...] Read more » WSOP - Main Event: Darvin Moon (chip leader) - A true working class hero
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 41 (M)
I was supporting Ivey until reading about this guy. Humble and hardowrking men, go for it. Wining a satellite and reaching the final table of the biggest live tournament, it can not be only easy situations to play.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 43 (M)
Watching an amateur leading the way to the first prize of one of the biggest tournaments ever must be the worst thing a poker pro can imagine. Now think about living it, like Phil Ivey is. This pro is now months away to live his worst nightmare, being eliminated from a WSOP final table surrounded by unknown players and, worst of all, watching someone who doesnt even is sponsored win the first prize.
Phil Ivey is the most experienced pro of the bunch. I don't think it even matters how many chips he has...honestly I think he just needs some cards. He can read players well and has a stone-cold expression himself that is impossible to read, especially to amateurs. Darvin Moon even said himself "With the cards I'm getting it's easy. The first hand I sat down I had pocket kings and rivered trips. Three hands later I had pocket aces and flopped trips. How hard is it?" He's been getting lucky with cards. Ig he keeps getting the cards, I'm sure he'll finish at the top...but if Ivey can get some cards, he knows how to play em and will take a hard run at it!
Joined: May '09
Age: 36 (M)
I don't think ivey will make past top 5 , but anything is possible so i hope he does. Moon has a big chip lead but i don't think he's gonna win it as this will be his first cashing tournament and with so many pros around someone will get him.
I see that everyone is talking about Ivey and Moon so I would like to talk about Jeff Shulman... he's also a well-known and very experienced player on the circuit, he also has a good amount of chips to play and take this game down if he hits good cards... so beware of him guys.
Joined: Jan '08
Age: 39 (M)
if ivey can double-up he will be very dangerous, but to do this he will probably have to win a preflop all-in, which means his chances for that won't be better than 80%, even if he has good cards and perfect reads theres still the variance. and of course even ivey doesn't always play perfect. i'd like to see ivey win it, as i think he is the best pokerplayer (alive), but i also would like to see moon win it, because he isn't already rich and it's always nice to see an amateur make (as long as it is not an amateur like jamie gold)