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Who is Chris Moneymaker?

Chris Moneymaker quickly became a household name after he collected $2.5 million by winning the main event at the World Series of Poker. A virtual unknown, Chris won his entry into the tournament after winning an online satellite that cost him only $39.

Although Chris is not the most experienced and hasn’t won a lot of tournaments, the effect his win had on poker might be the best thing that could possibly have happened for the game. Now thousands of people play every day online; many hoping to win that free entry into the WSOP, or a trip to Aruba, or a seat in a World Poker Tour tournament. Plus with a player named Moneymaker as your poster boy, Poker had nowhere to go but up.

Many Feel that Chris Moneymaker got lucky to win the WSOP in 2003. While luck was definitely a factor, Chris proved to his naysayers that he is more than a one-trick pony by placing 2nd in the WPT $5,000 No Limit Championship tournament. Chris now tours the world promoting poker, and playing in the odd tournament when he can.

Who is Chris Moneymaker?