The 2009 World Series of Poker is Heads Up
After over 14 hours of final table play, the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event is now heads up. Darvin Moon, the chip leader at the beginning of the day, has survived the marathon session to end the day with 58,500,000 chips. He started the day with 58,930,000 chips.
Darvin Moon will face Joseph Cada for the bracelet on Monday, November 9th. Cada, who could become the youngest WSOP Main Event champion in history at 21, currently has 135,950,00 in chips.
Darvin Moon is not a professional poker player but rather a professional logger. He won his seat to the WSOP at the Wheeling Island Casino in West Virginia. The 45-year-old made some questionable plays at the final table, including calling a large all-in reraise with just king-jack.
Joseph Cada, who the media has taken to calling "The Kid", is a well-known internet player. He has won several hundred thousand dollars in online tournament winnings and now is the favorite to win the most coveted poker prize of them all: the Championship Main Event of the World Series of Poker.
The marathon final table session was full of drama. Well-known poker professional Phil Ivey was busted in seventh place when his ace-king went up against Darvin Moon's ace-queen. Darvin spiked a queen on the flop and no help came for Ivey.
ESPN will be airing its final table footage on Tuesday, November 10th. Dramatic eliminations will be the theme, as the session included some heart-breaking suck outs.
The final nine players, known as the November Nine, have been waiting to conclude this year's World Series of Poker Main Event since July. Now only one more day remains to see who will win the $8.5 million first-place prize.