Did ESPN feed information on hands to November Nine coaches? Darvin Moon thinks so.

Did ESPN feed information on hands to November Nine coaches? Darvin Moon thinks so.

Friday, 11 December 2009

One of the biggest talking points at the final table of this year’s WSOP was a big lay down made by Darvin Moon. The eventual runner up folded a KQ hand against Steve Begleiter but proceeded to tell his wife that he in fact had queens, despite the ESPN cameras showing otherwise. Did he misread his hand or did he tell his wife a big porkie?

According to Moon himself it was neither. Speaking on the Dennis Phillips Radio Show earlier this week, Moon made the startling claim that he deliberately gave false details about his hand as he feared information was being relayed to coaches of the other players.


When jokingly asked about lying to his wife about the Queens, Moon said, "That wasn't a mistake, because I felt that the people backstage was (sic) listening on those mikes and then sending stuff out to the coaches. So that was done intentionally. She'll tell you, before we come down there, that was the plan ... I just don't trust nobody when it comes to playing cards.”


Moon then added, “My wife knew what I was doing there. As a matter of fact I’ve got every step from day one to day 10 wrote in a book." A book that if it ever gets published, should make interesting reading.



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