07.17.2009
Owning a small logging company in Maryland, Moon is a regular American working class hero.
 
Moon won his seat to the ME by winning a satellite at a casino in West Virginia; he's played poker for only three years, and never expected to have a spectacular showing in his first WSOP event.
 
Lady luck has taken a liking to Moon, who has ridden a golden streak of cards all the way to the chip lead.
 
"With the cards I'm getting it's easy. The first hand I sat down I had pocket kings and rivered trips. Three hands later I had pocket aces and flopped trips. How hard is it?"
 
Will making the final table change his life? Moon says no, he plans to improve the quality of life for his parents, and then head back to work as early as Friday. Eventually Moon plans to take a couple of months to tour Alaska.
 
Having no documented cashes in any tournaments, live or online, Moon is truly an amateur player, making the right moves and getting lucky. He has no illusions of being the best player on the table:
"I told them as soon as I go card dead you guys will eat me alive. I'm humble. I know where I stand among the class of people I'm against. I'm outclassed by so far."
 
With a million dollars guaranteed, and a chance at over seven more, entering the Main Event satellite tournament at Wheeling Island Casino in West Virginia might be the greatest choice Moon ever made.

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Wheeling Island won 8 first place “Best of Gaming” Awards by Casino Player Magazine’s July 2009 readers poll including Best Casino, Best Reel Slots, Best Video Poker, Best Promotions and Best Service.

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