Chris Moneymaker – PokerStars Pro
Moneymaker in 20 words or less: Moneymaker is the main reason for the most recent poker boom.
|Name:||Chris Moneymaker (Born November 21, 1975)|
|Residence:||Nashville, Tennessee, USA|
|Preferred Game:||No Limit Hold’em|
|Biggest Tournament Cash:||$2,500,000 – 1st Place – 2003 WSOP Main Event|
|Interesting Fact:||Moneymaker won a $39 satellite on PokerStars to gain his entry into the 2003 WSOP Main Event.|
Bio: The “Moneymaker Effect” says it all. When the Tennessee Accountant turned an online satellite victory into a 2003 WSOP Main Event win, which played out on ESPN, nobody had any idea what would come next. The WSOP Main Event would expand exponentially over the next few years. “God Bless Chris Moneymaker” is a phrase you will hear come from a number of poker professionals mouths. Although he hasn’t come close to matching his Main Event victory, he will forever be known as the one to change tournament poker forever.
Playing Style: Moneymaker employs a loose-aggressive style at the tournament tables.