2009 WSOP Main Event: Joe Cada vs. Darvin Moon on Monday

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Joe Cada came back from being short-stacked with around 3M at seven-handed to being big stack with 135,950,000 as he goes heads-up against Darvin Moon, a ginger logger.

Moon is stacked at 58,850,000.

At 21 years-old, Cada is bidding to become the youngest WSOP Main Event champ in history.

He’s needed lots of luck along the way, winning every many no every big race (including one against Phil Ivey with 4’s vs A-8) and turning small pocket pairs into sets against overpairs (including 2’s vs. Antoine Saout‘s Queens near the end of play and 3’s against Shulman’s Jacks).

Now, Cada has a dominating chip lead over Moon in a match-up we believe will be over quickly. Play resumes at 10pm PST on Monday.

Go below the fold for order of eliminations and payouts. Above is a video with one of Cada’s camp explaining why two members of their entourage got kicked out for fighting…with each other. Say this about Cada’s group: they had more vocal staying power than Saout’s, and while they were literally the only entourage we regularly saw outside the Penn & Teller theater smoking and drinking like crazy, they did give us the “USA! USA!” chant when the French contingent was getting vocal. So at least there’s that.

* Thumbnail pic above from Poker News.

Go below the fold for final table payouts. Go here (about 4:30ish in) to hear how Darvin Moon didn’t pay for any of his friends to fly out and watch him.

9th – James Akenhead ($ 1,263,602)
8th – Kevin Schaffel ($ 1,300,231)
7th – Phil Ivey ($ 1,404,014)
6th – Steve Begleiter ($ 1,587,160)
5th – Jeff Shulman ($ 1,953,452)
4th – Eric Buchman ($ 2,502,890)
3rd – Antoine Saout ($ 3,479,670)


2 Responses

  1. Brian G.

    November 8, 2009 3:25 pm, Reply

    If Moon didn’t pay for any of his friends to come out he is smarter than he comes across. Who has more than 5 or 6 real friends, let alone a couple hundred?

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