Local amateur Moon Kim* outlasted a field of 364 to capture the 2012 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star.
Kim, who has about a dozen cashes and $155k in earnings dating back to 1998, earned $960,900 for the win and a $25,500 entry into the season-ending WPT World Championship.
Kim defeated Ubaid Habib ($570,200) heads-up for the title.
The biggest pro name in the field, Erik Cajelais, finished fourth for $256,300.
This was the first time in the tournament’s history that not one alleged/so-called “Shooting Star” made the final table.
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* No relation to Darvin Moon.