Chris Moneymaker

Ten years later: How Chris Moneymaker changed my life

On May 23, 2003, I was a television news reporter. I played online poker on the side. I'd already fallen in love with the movie Rounders. I played local home games regularly. I'd been to Vegas the year before and cut my teeth at the Bellagio. Two weeks earlier, a co-worker introduced me to Positive...more

by Brad Willis on May 23, 2013 7:29 AM

Chris Moneymaker a decade later

It's hard to believe that it has been ten years since Chris Moneymaker helped spark the poker boom by winning the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event. The then 27-year-old baby-faced accountant from Tennessee sported a pair of Oakley Straightjackets sunglasses on his way to a $2.5-million payday a...more

by Chad Holloway on May 10, 2013 7:34 AM

Ten years of the Moneymaker Boom

I expect 2013 to be a busy year for me in a lot of ways, and I'm really looking forward to it. Of course, when I look forward to the new year one thought immediately springs to mind. Has it really been ten years? It's kind of crazy to think that the 10th anniversary of my win in the 2003 WSOP Mai...more

by Chris Moneymaker on December 13, 2012 7:47 AM

Bound for Medellin and LAPT

I'm going to Colombia! Medellin to be exact. One of the cool things about being a Team Pokerstars Pro is the ability to travel the world and see places most people don't get to see. Therefore, when I choose to go to a tournament, location is a deciding factor. I have played in the LAPT on a few ...more

by Chris Moneymaker on July 23, 2012 7:23 AM

PokerStars 10th Anniversary: I remember...two guys in a hotel room

Editor's note: As part of the PokerStars 10th Anniversary celebration, we and members of Team PokerStars Pro are taking a look back at how PokerStars has looked over its ten years. Chris Moneymaker, 2003 WSOP champion and no stranger to PokerStars live events over the years, shared this memory of ho...more

by Chris Moneymaker on November 15, 2011 8:48 AM

Chris Moneymaker: Take 2 versus Sammy

I was walking out of a professional tennis match in February when I received a call from ESPN. They wanted to know if I would like to relive one of the biggest days in my life and play Sam Farha heads up again on the WSOP stage. Under the lights. On TV. It didn't take but a second to say yes. I ...more

by Chris Moneymaker on June 10, 2011 8:28 AM

Chris Moneymaker ready for risky WSOP experiment

This could end in disaster, and nobody seems to recognize it. While everyone is smiling and doing a happy dance about tonight's World Series of Poker grudge matches, no one is paying attention to the metaphysical ramifications of what could happen. It will serve them all right if they end up rapture...more

by Brad Willis on June 2, 2011 8:16 AM

Moneymaker to give Farha another chance

Ali vs. Frazier. Tunney vs. Dempsey. Tom vs. Jerry. If the first fight was a good one, it's only a matter of time before the screaming, bloodthirsty fans start clamoring for more. It's been nearly eight years since Chris Moneymaker took the poker world in his amateur hands and turned it into his o...more

by Brad Willis on April 7, 2011 6:58 AM

Before and in the middle of the NBC Heads-Up Championship

The following blog post comes from Chris Moneymaker and was written in two parts: one before he started the NBC Heads-Up Championship, and one after he finished runner-up for $300,000. Before We had our draw last night. In the first round, I drew John Racener. This is probably the best event of th...more

by Chris Moneymaker on March 22, 2011 5:54 AM

Moneymaker notches big finish at National Heads-Up Championship

Ever since turning his world upside down and becoming the every-man ambassador to the poker world, Chris Moneymaker has been something of a household name. Even some eight years after his jaw-dropping 2003 WSOP Main Event win, Moneymaker continues to surface in the highest profile of places. Now he'...more

by Brad Willis on March 7, 2011 7:26 AM
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