Saturday, March 10, 2012

Moon Kim winner photos

1st Place: Moon Kim ($960,900*)

Moon Kim has eliminated Ubaid Habib in 2nd place and will win the 2012 World Poker Tour Shooting Star. He will collect $960,900 including a $25,500 WPT Championship Seat.

2nd Place: Ubaid Habib ($570,200)

On a [9d][4c][2d] flop, Ubaib Habib bets out and then 3-bets all-in after Moon Kim raises.  Moon makes the call and reveals [Jd][7d] for a flush draw and an overcard, which is virtually a coin flip against Habib's [Qc][9h]. Habib dodges a diamond when the turn falls the [Ac], but he cannot dodge the [8d] on the river.  Moon rivers his flush, and Ubaid Habib will collect $570,200 for his 2nd place finish.

Blinds are up to 60,000/120,000 with a 20,000 ante

Ubaid Habib chipping away at Moon Kim

When the heads up match begin, Moon Kim had a more than a 3 to 2 chip lead over Ubaid Habib.  But Habib has been chipping away at his opponent, and now the two are close to even.  Moon still has a slight lead, but it's anyone's game at this point.

More photos from today

Blinds are up to 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante

Cards are back in the air

Heads up play is about to begin

The money presentation has just completed and heads up play will begin shortly.