PokerStars celebrates Moneymaker anniversary

It's been five years since Chris Moneymaker turned a $39 satellite entry into $2.5 million and the 2003 World Series of Poker championship. Yesterday's Cinderella story is today's legend.

Since the big day in May 2003, Moneymaker has sat on Team PokerStars Pro. Now, to celebrate the five year anniversary of Moneymaker's achievement, PokerStars is giving everyone a chance to get into the World Series for...wait for it...$39.


From now until until the middle of June, PokerStars is running twice-daily $39 qualifiers into the Team Moneymaker finals. There, on June 15, the top 15 players will get entries to the World Series Main event to play on Team Moneymaker. The winners will receive:

  • $10,000 buy-in to the World Series 2008 Main Event.
  • Hotel accommodation at the Palms in Las Vegas.
  • $2,500 for expenses.
  • Dinner with Chris Moneymaker and the Team.
  • Team Moneymaker merchandise and other commemorative items.
  • Special Team Moneymaker feature in the PokerStars Blog.

    The qualifiers run every day at 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM (ET). You can find them in the PokerStars Tourney/WSOP lobby.

    For more information, visit the Team Moneymaker home page.

    Brad Willis
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