Moon Kim Enjoys 2012 WPT Bay 101 Win

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Patrick Flanigan
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Moon Kim Enjoys 2012 WPT Bay 101 Win

Poker player Moon Kim is the winner of the 2012 WPT Bay 101 event and takes home $960,000 after battling it out with Ubaid Habid, who finished 2nd and leaves with $570,220. 


From the World Poker Tour:

Moon Kim got to live every local players dream, winning his way into a WPT event via a $1,000 satellite, playing his way to a televised final table, then defeating none other than his friend and fellow San Jose grinder, Ubaid Habib, at the final table to win over $960,000 and a prestigious WPT title.

Kim and Habib were the lone recreational players at a final table populated with three young pros and one known name looking to improve upon a second place finish in a WPT event at Turks and Caicos in Season VI. That WPT runner-up, Erik Cajelais, began the action with a big chip lead, but a long stretch without an elimination saw the chips shuffle around the table.

The Season X Bay 101 final table set a WPT record for most hands of six-handed play as the crew battled for 113 hands and several hours before losing a player. It took just over four orbits around the table for Kim to claim the chip lead from Cajelais' grasp, but it would be the first of many chip lead changes over the course of the night.

- Patrick Flanagan,