Darvin Moon vs. Joe Cada

New Poll: How Long a Heads-up Battle?

by , Nov 9, 2009 | 7:34 am

photo: WSOP.com

That’s what we wanna know … after Saturday/Sunday’s marathon 9->2 session … how long do you think the heads-up battle between Darvin Moon and Joe Cada will go?

They’re currently in Level 39, with blinds at 500k/1000k + 150k.

Moon has almost the same number of chips he started with, 58,850,000, while Cada, who started with just 13,215,000, now has all the rest — 135,950,000.

What they’re fighting for, essentially: $3.36 million in cash, and then everything else that goes with being WSOP champ.

NOTE: In our previous unscientific poll, Moon got the second-most votes … Cada fourth-most.

The record for WSOP heads-up battles is 7 hours 10 minutes, set by Chip Reese vs. Andy Bloch in 2006. Before that it was 7 hours, in the 1983 main event … where after Doyle Brunson busted out in 3rd on a semi-bluff, an unknown from Michigan, Tom McEvoy, beat Rod Peate for $580,000:

BTW, for a fun historical perspective, watch the start of the television coverage of the 1983 final table here.

5 Comments to “Darvin Moon vs. Joe Cada ”

  1. Matthew Parvis

    I’m shocked nobody has commented on this yet. Imagine if anyone acted like these guys nowadays, they’d be skewered for it. The one guy literally knocking over all his chips into the middle, and McEvoy leaping onto the actual table shrieking for joy. Great find.

  2. DanM

    I like how their ladies are literally right next to them at the table — you can see Peate’s wife/girlfriend even look at his cards in play.

    And if you watch that Ep. 1/4 … the announcer describes (with an accuracy that would apply today) where these ladies come from.

  3. Kevin Mathers

    There was Scott Fischman’s Nestea plunge on the table from 2004:

  4. Matthew Parvis

    I actually think Scott’s was not as bad after watching them both. And didn’t people give him a hard time for that? I’m now shocked McEvoy didn’t hop in the Corvette and barrel through the Amazon room after winning the invitational.

  5. Kevin Mathers

    Tom’s is probably worse considering it was the Main Event. He also sold the Corvette shortly after he won it. I’m sure most of the other players would have done something similar if they had won.