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Darvin Moon Hosting Poker Challenge
2009 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Darvin Moon will be hosting his own tournament series in the New Year at the very same casino where he won a satellite into the WSOP.
The Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino will be hosting The Darvin Moon Poker Challenge Jan. 14-18 featuring a series of four No-Limit Hold’em tournaments with buy-ins ranging from $125 to $550.
Points will be awarded to the top 20 finishers of each of the events and the leading point winner during the series will get the chance take on Moon heads-up with $2,000 in added-money on the line.
The poker room will also be hosting a number of satellites for the events and a $130 WSOP Super Satellite.
Moon himself turned a $130 Wheeling Island satellite into $5,182,601 when the 46-year-old Western Maryland logger shocked the poker world finishing second to 21-year-old champion Joe Cada.
The Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino is in West Virginia. It was Originally created as a site for thoroughbred and harness racing in 1866, but now includes a full-service hotel and banquet center, restaurants, video lottery terminals, table games, a poker room and more
For the full Darvin Moon Poker Challenge schedule, check out the Wheeling Island Hotel and Casino website.