Darvin Moon

United StatesOakland, Maryland, United States
GPID: UKE 519 ?
Darvin Moon

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Rankings & Key Statistics

United States All Time Money List 73rd
All Time Money List Current Rank 109th
All Time Money List Best Rank 44th
Global Poker Index Ranking 16,241st
Popularity Ranking 168th
Best Live Cash $5,182,601
Total Live Earnings $5,209,743

Moon, who heads into November as the chip leader, is the Everyman of the November Nine. A self-employed logger from Western Maryland, Moon learned to play poker with his friends and won his Main Event seat in a satellite (qualifying) tournament. This is Moon’s first appearance at the WSOP.

- Seth Palansky 2009 November 9 biography

Darvin Moon
Age: 46
From: Oakland, Maryland
Chip Count: 58,930,000 (1st)
- Chip Leader heading into the Main Event Final Table
- Holds 30% of the chips in play
- First time playing in a World Series of Poker event
- Self-employed logger
- No documented cashes
- Never played online poker; doesn’t own a computer nor have an email -address
- First time on a jet plane was when he came to Las Vegas to play in this tournament
- Won his Main Event seat via a live satellite in Wheeling, West Virginia
- Almost opted for the cash prize instead of the seat
- Learned to play 7-card stud from his grandfather as a child
- Began playing Hold’em about three years ago
- Never put all his chips at risk en route to the Final Table

WSOP 2009 Final Table Media Guide

Darvin survived the first day of the final table getting heads up with Joe Cada with a chip deficit of 58,850,000 to 135,950,000. Moon got off to a good start winning a fairly large pot in the first hand and had chances to win it. Eventually though after calling all in after a raise and a re re raise from Cada, Moon's QJs lost to Cada's 99's. His second place finish earning him $5,182,601. -Nov '09