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2009 WSOP Main Event - The Final Table

November Nine Final Table

Hand #288 - Darvin Moon Re-takes the Lead

Joe Cada has the button. He makes it 2.5 million, and Moon calls. The flop is {6-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}, and Moon taps the table. Cada bets 3.5 million, and Moon sits statue-still for a moment or two. After rubbing his beard, he says, "Raise." He pulls out a stack of 8.5 million chips and slides them into the pot. Cada makes the quick call.

The turn comes the {Q-Diamonds}, and Moon checks again. Cada checks it back, and the river brings the {2-Hearts}. This time, Moon leads with 7.250 chips, and Cada instantly calls. The cards are on their backs before the chips are even in the pot, and Moon's {Q-Hearts} {8-Spades} is the winner.

Moon - 101,850,000
Cada - 92,950,000

Welcome back to the chip lead, Mr. Moon.

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Hand #287 - Cada Flops the Nuts

Darvin Moon has the button. He reaches for chips and makes the call. Joe Cada checks in the big blind.

The flop comes down {A-Diamonds} {10-Diamonds} {3-Diamonds} and both players check. The turn is the {J-Hearts}. Cada fires 2.0 million. Moon makes the call.

The river is the {K-Spades} and Cada counts out 2.5 million and slides it into the middle. Moon makes the call.

Cada tables {K-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} for a flopped nut flush and Moon mucks his hand.

Cada now has 111,600,000 and Moon has 83,200,000.

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Hand #284 - Joe Cada

Joe Cada has the button. He opens to 2.5 million as he has each of the four times he's been on the button. Just like the last three times, Moon calls. Both players check the {K-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} {K-Spades} flop, and the {K-Clubs} hits the turn. After another check in front of him, Cada's bet of 3.5 million earns him the pot.

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Hand #282 - Darvin Moon

Joe Cada has the button. He raises to 2.5 million, and Moon comes along with a call. The flop brings {8-Spades} {6-Clubs} {4-Hearts} and a check from both players. Moon cheeks the {A-Clubs} on the turn, and Cada fires 3.5 million chips at the pot. Moon begins stacking out chips, and he slides forward a raise to 7.5 million. Cada quickly calls. The river is the {3-Hearts}, and Moon leads out with the same bet of 7.5 million. Cada bites his lip, double-checks his cards, and sends them back to the dealer with a fold.

The two have drawn very close together:
Moon - 93,150,000
Cada - 101,650,00

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