Joe Cada vs Darvin Moon for the WSOP title
It took 14 hours for the WSOP main event to get down to the last two. Joe Cada and Darvin Moon will now fight it out for the $8.5 million top prize.
Joe Cada, the more experienced of the two poker players, yet only being 21, will take on Darvin Moon, a self-employed logger who admits he has never played online poker, to see who will pick up the biggest prize in Poker. The WSOP Main Event braclet. The $8.5 million will probably help as well.
The WSOP final table started on Saturday with James Akenhead from the UK being the first player to return the rail and see his hopes of becoming the 2009 WSOP Main Event winner. Kevin Schaffel quickly followed Akenhead to the rail.
Then what ever bookie on the planet was praying for, Phil Ivey busting. Ivey, the biggest name in poker at the final table of the WSOP, went out in 7th when he had his AK beat by Darvin Moon’s AQ. So that meant Ivey left us in 7th and collected $1.4 million for his troubles.
Next to follow was Steve Begleiter who was also eliminated with the help of Darvin Moon. Begleiter picked up 6th place and a nice $1.5 million. Jeff Shulman was next to leave after Antione Saout hit a 9 on the flop to beat Shulman’s pocket 7s. Shulman finishs in 5th and gets and extra $1.9 million into his bank account.
New Yorker, Eric Buchman was the WSOP’s 4th place finisher and collects $2.5 million. And Antione Saout was unlucky to finish in 3rd after Joe Cada cleaned him out in two hands to send Saout home with $3.5 million and making Cada a firm favourite and large chip leader.
Darvin Moon and Joe Cada will resume play on Monday night at the Penn and Teller Theater. Moon will start with $59 million in chips, and Cada will return with $136 million in chips. And if Cada does go on to win he will beat Eastgates into becoming the youngest ever WSOP main event winner in history and also pick up a wooping $8.5 million for his piggy bank.