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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/29/20): Darvin Moon Tribute

By Robbie Strazynski
September 30, 2020

Darvin Moon

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee will honor Darvin Moon as he passed away from complications after surgery on September 19, 2020. Bernard will replay two interviews with the runner-up of the 2009 WSOP Main Event. The first interview was before the 2009 November Nine returned to Las Vegas as Darvin entered the 2009 WSOP Main Event final table as the chip leader. The second interview, held in 2010, was after he had finished runner-up in the 2009 WSOP Main Event.

RIP Darvin Moon

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as Bernard relives two interviews with the 2009 WSOP Main Event runner-up, Darvin Moon.
0:17Darvin Moon passed away on September 6, 2020.
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2:20Bernard relives his 2009 interview, prior to the final table, with the 2009 WSOP Main Event runner-up, Darvin Moon.
2:37Darvin joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
3:19Darvin discusses how he started playing poker, including the satellite to qualify.
5:59Darvin talks about never even flying on a big plane and had never been to Las Vegas.
7:36Darvin talks about his job of logging.
8:49Darvin discusses playing at Wheeling Casino regularly.
9:51Darvin recalls his town (pop. 2,500) celebrating his becoming chip leader of 2009 WSOP Main Event final table.
12:32Darvin discusses arriving at Las Vegas and deciding to play the 2009 WSOP Main Event.
14:32Darvin talks about why he wore a New Orleans Saints hat during the 2009 WSOP Main Event.
17:17Darvin discusses how large the Rio All-Suite Hotel was to him when he arrived.
18:18Darvin talks about playing the 2009 WSOP Main Event.
27:27Bernard and Darvin recalls the huge hand versus Billy Kopp late in the 2009 WSOP Main Event.
31:48Bernard and Darvin recalls the final table bubble hand at the 2009 WSOP Main Event versus Jordan Smith.
36:02Darvin explains why he didn’t sign with a poker website to maintain his freedom.
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38:31Bernard relives his 2010 interview, after the final table, with the 2009 WSOP Main Event runner-up, Darvin Moon.
38:43Darvin once again joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
39:00Darvin recalls returning back to the 2010 WSOP Main Event after finishing runner-up the previous year.
43:35Darvin talks about some of the items he purchased since 2009 WSOP Main Event.
47:51Darvin remembers being part of the New Orleans Saints Super Bowl run.
53:31Darvin looks back at the 2009 WSOP Main Event final table and how his family reacted.
55:24Bernard and Darvin discusses Darvin not signing with a poker website and keeping his freedom.

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Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded Cardplayerlifestyle.com in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on Twitch.tv/poker featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]