Have You Seen Me?

Wolf Blitzer-looking Darvin Moon winner missing

by , Feb 4, 2011 | 8:47 pm

Don’t think anyone’s quite ready to put out an Amber Alert … but the guy seen here, name unknown, went missing in post-bubble action during the Heartland Poker Tour’s recent Red Rock Vegas stop. Anyone recognize him? Darvin Moon owes him money.

It’s not that Darvin’s trying to welch — in fact I’m pretty sure he’s already handed over chips to HPT executives — but this man won half of Darvin’s action in a charity raffle and apparently skedaddled off before filling out his contact info form. Moon finished in 37th place, for a $1,487 score.

It was an $1,100 event, so not sure if the 50 percent of Darvin’s payday that mystery dude’s got coming is gross or net. Also not sure who gets the extra dollar. But regardless, if anyone recognizes or knows this guy and/or his lady friend … there’s either $194 or $744 somewhere with no name on it waiting for them.

BTW, it seems those friendly Fargoans (Fargoers? Fargocites?) might be getting sick of 20-foot snow tsunamis and temperatures in the negative digits. They’re coming back to Vegas in a couple weeks … for a charity event with Minnesota Viking Adrian Peterson and Phil Hellmuth. Raise Your Hand for Africa looks to be a celeb-packed event … and not necessarily your usual poker-playing Hollywooders.

Then they’re headed to Reno in May for Jen Harman’s annual SPCA charity event, which is moving from the Venetian to Peppermill — for an event HPT’s production crew will be televising.


7 Comments to “Have You Seen Me? ”


  1. tc in dc
    says:

    Yeah, uh, I’m kind of curious why Darvin finds himself having to sell his action for a $1K charity event. Is he busto already?


  2. Dan Michalski
    says:

    No, man, it was a charity raffle – where people paid $50 a ticket to raise money for the charity (sorry, forget which one. DAV?) and the raffle winners got 50pct of a pro’s action. There were like 8 of them.


  3. Rzitup
    says:

    Dan, that’s Ron McMillan and his wife. Been around poker for 30 years. Owns a bunch of restaurants in Vegas. No chance he skipped intentionally, great guy Ron is.


  4. Dan Michalski
    says:

    I really musta written this post poorly lol. Surely not trying to imply he skipped out – to be clear, he simply didn’t leave his name and number (or email) so the HPT folks and Darvin didn’t know who to ship the money to.

    But good stuff rzitup. Knew a Pokerati reader would be able to identify.


  5. rzitup
    says:

    Nope, it was my poor, early morning, reading comprehension skills!


  6. tc in dc
    says:

    Ahhh, Dan, thanks for the explanation. That’s actually a good idea for a charity tourney drawing pro names. I hadn’t realized that was done, I’m sure it brings it a lot more donations.


  7. RON MCMILLAN
    says:

    HELLO THIS IS RON MCMILLAN THE PICTURE IS MY WIFE TERESA AN ME. I WAS THERE AT THE TOURNAMENT DOWN TO 2 TABLES OFF AND ON BUT THE MEN RUNNING IT COULD NOT TELL ME IF OR WHEN DARVIN WENT OUT? THEY ALSO TOOK MY NAME AND INFO AT THE DRAWING. IF ANYONE WANTS TO CONTACT ME 702-656-9780.

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