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Darvin Moon Signed By Heartland Poker Tour

Previously Unsignable Moon Joins HPT Family


Darvin MoonDarvin Moon, the 2009 World Series of Poker main event runner up, has signed a deal to represent the Heartland Poker Tour as a tour ambassador. Moon is the first player to be branded by the tour and will play several tournaments as well as wear HPT logos throughout the year.

Moon was deemed by many to be un-signable after refusing sponsorship during his run as a member of the November Nine. At the time, Moon opted to wear a New Orleans Saints cap and stated, “I don’t want a boss. I’ve come this far on my own; I don’t want to answer to anybody now.”

He has since had a change of heart and feels that the HPT provides the perfect fit for his lifestyle. “I’m very comfortable with the HPT folks,” he said. “They’re like family.”

“Darvin is our kind of guy,” said HPT President Todd Anderson. “He’s worked hard his entire life and now lives the dream that attracts so many to the game.”

The Maryland logger won his way into the 2009 WSOP through a $130 satellite and parlayed that buy-in into a second-place prize of $5.18 million, losing to eventual champion Joe Cada.

The HPT was founded in 2005 and has tournaments in locations such as Minnesota, Iowa, Colorado, Indiana, Oklahoma, Florida, Michigan and others. Each main event is filmed and broadcast in over 100 million homes across the United States.



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