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The Final Twenty-Seven Players at the 2009 World Series of Poker Main Event

A total of 27 poker players competed for the chance to be included in the "November 9" of the 2009 world series of poker Main Event on July 15th, 2009 and two poker players sitting at the top of the overall chip leader board could not be more different from one another. Darvin Moon grabbed the overall chip lead in the evening and was the first poker player to reach the twenty million range.

Moon owns a logging company in the state of Maryland and has only been playing poker for 3 years. He won his slot into the WSOP Main Event by winning a satellite event at the Wheeling Island Casino in West Virginia. Moon said that he is very happy that he is doing well at the WSOP Main Event. He added that the road to the championship will not be easy since he is up against the best poker players in the world.

Already guaranteed to take home more than $350,000, Moon plans to use his earnings to help his father and mother and spend a few months to tour Alaska. 23 year-old Billy Kopp is sitting behind Moon in 2nd place. He is a full time management and tourism student at the University of Kentucky.

He will soon graduate but that can change if he produces a good performance in the WSOP Main Event. Kopp usually plays ten to eleven events online. He added that he is very happy with his performance and hopes to continue it all throughout the event.

Phil Ivey remains a vital factor in this tournament as he possess a lot of chips and one of the famous poker players left. Darvin Moon and Billy Kopp have different views on how they would handle Phil Ivey. Kopp said that he is not really intimidated by anyone and he


08/16/2009, Sunday
Matthew Dorst

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