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WSOP - Main Event: Darvin Moon (chip leader) - A true working class hero

Tags: Darvin Moon, main event, november 9, november nine, Phil Ivey, wsop.
Posted on 27 July 2009 by "T".

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. Now he's guaranteed at least $1 million dollars, with the chance to win another $7 million if he takes home the tournament. Even though he's guaranteed so much money, he has no plans to stop working until the final table in November this year.

-"I will go working in the woods as usual, and when it's time to get out from there to play the final table, I will do so"

So how did he make it all the way to the final table?
Darvin Moon doesn't have a lot of money in the bank, and he's an amateur poker player. He won his ticket to the Main Event through a satellite at a casino in West Virginia, but he could never imagine even in his wildest fantasies that he would make it this far in the tournament. But he was wrong, as the whole cards and flops were the best possible for him from start until the final table. Now he has a big chip lead and also a great chance of winning the whole tournament.

-"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?"

Darvin Moon also says that he has no plans on stop working even after the final table has been played. However he plans to help his parents with the winnings from the tournament and also he consider a few month of traveling around in Alaska.

Whatever Woods decide to do before and after the final table, one must say that he seems to be a true American working class hero and it will be interesting to follow him on the final table.

WSOP Main Event 2009 - November Nine
Seat 1: Darvin Moon - 58,930,000
Seat 2: James Akenhead - 6,800,000
Seat 3: Phil Ivey - 9,765,000
Seat 4: Kevin Schaffel - 12,390,000
Seat 5: Steven Begleiter - 29,885,000
Seat 6: Eric Buchman - 34,800,000
Seat 7: Joe Cada - 13,215,000
Seat 8: Antoine Saout - 9,500,000
Seat 9: Jeff Shulman - 19,580,000


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19 comments on "WSOP - Main Event: Darvin Moon (chip leader) - A true working class hero"

 KingEraiser27/07/2009 14:49:17 GMT
phil ivey win this year the wsop ...he is small stack with Akenhead but it have nothing to say....i think he made it this year..
 Ali_c27/07/2009 16:47:19 GMT
ivey wont win, he wll get rank 6-7.
 Davoodoo27/07/2009 17:29:06 GMT
ivey will bust on 8 place
 magatt96627/07/2009 17:39:20 GMT
Ivey is my favourite too, but with that low stack Im not sure he will win.
I would be happy for Darwin victory instead of Ivey
 ih8usukouts27/07/2009 18:06:30 GMT
West Virginia is the woods!
 shokaku27/07/2009 19:19:07 GMT
Wood was hit by the deck, and some players made huge mistakes against him. We will see how he plays when he runs normal. Ivey has a shorter stack, but still room to manouver. I guess he has ~40BB.
 Caesar27/07/2009 21:02:43 GMT
This happens every year at all these WSOP tourneys...poker is a great game, but it's definitely not a sport
 racpxt27/07/2009 21:12:01 GMT
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.

Ivey is young and will have another chance.
 Fakiry27/07/2009 23:40:16 GMT
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.
 DrTre121328/07/2009 04:34:17 GMT
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!
 SuperNoob28/07/2009 07:02:55 GMT
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.
 GeneYuss28/07/2009 11:03:09 GMT
Anyone know what the blinds will be? And it must suck waiting 3-4 months for the final table.
 spanishman28/07/2009 11:17:05 GMT
hello
how many was the starting stack and how many took place this year?????
thanks for your help
 Calmplay28/07/2009 13:47:10 GMT
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.
 mattel29/07/2009 14:18:37 GMT
go james akenhead. thats it.
 PokerJosh29/07/2009 14:37:04 GMT
I hope he will make it, even if it would probably nearly kill Ivy.
 Raggamann29/07/2009 15:13:32 GMT
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)
 shokaku29/07/2009 16:23:18 GMT
Posted by GeneYuss:
Anyone know what the blinds will be? And it must suck waiting 3-4 months for the final table.

For the other 8. Ivey will be busy making prop bets. Big Smile
 GeneYuss09/08/2009 10:00:14 GMT
Posted by shokaku:
Posted by GeneYuss:
Anyone know what the blinds will be? And it must suck waiting 3-4 months for the final table.

For the other 8. Ivey will be busy making prop bets. Big Smile


Hehe Smile Ya, he likes making props bets, have you listened to Ivey's radio show with Berry Greenstein?

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