Darvin Moon No To Online Poker Deals: Durrr Yes to Full Tilt

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Ace King
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Darvin Moon told USA Today he won't be taking any online poker sponsorship deals, unlike his opponent, Joe Cada, who has an endorsement deal with PokerStars and will be wearing their gear this evening.

"I'm self employed and I don't want a boss," says Moon, who carves up trees for a living with a chain saw. "I don't want anybody telling me you need to do this or you need to do that. if I would sign with them guys we'd be in a lawsuit within a month because they'd want me to do something and I wouldn't do it.'

Meanwhile, another big name in poker, Tom "Durrr" Dwan has finally caved in and signed an endorsement deal with Full Tilt Poker.

In announcing the deal, Full Tilt's website is referring to Dwan as

"One of the most influential and successful players in online poker history." In addition, Howard Lederer continued to say, "Team Full Tilt doesn't take adding a team member lightly. But, Tom Dwan has proven, through skill and dynamic play, that he will be a force to be reckoned with for many years to come.

AintLuck.com reports that Dwan has been dragging his feet with any such deal over the last several months.  They surmise on why this finally came to fruition:

Why the sudden change of heart? Well, after posting over $5 million in online earnings in 2008, it is no secret that 2009 hasn't been nearly as good for him. At different points of the year, he has been down as much as $4 million and is currently down $1.8 million, and has been expending large amounts of energy trying to get back to even. It may be the case that he is realizing that even he needs to have some type of supplemental income to finance his playing. After all, when he sits down to play Gus Hansen, another Team Full Tilt member, Hansen is the one that gets a portion of the rake they accrue. He may have finally realized that he should be getting a piece of the pie as well.

The 2009 World Series of Poker final two will get underway at 10 pm tonight Pacific Standard Time or 1 am EST.  If Saturday's play is any indication of how things will turn out, we might not have a winner until mid morning.  It took 18 hours to get to the last men standing.

Ace King, Gambling911.com