Chris Moneymaker wins Million Dollar Men TOC

It was like a cage match in which metal chairs, chainsaws, and howitzers were fair game weapons. Competing were the Pattons 21st century poker. Four of them had World Series championship bracelets. The other five have a chance at one in just a few week.

In what PokerStars billed as the World Series Tournament of Champions, part of the month-long Million Dollar Men promotion, five of six members of the PokerStars Million Dollar Men faced off against Tom McEvoy, Chris Moneymaker, Greg Raymer, and Joe Hachem.


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Peter Eastgate, Ylon Schwartz, Darus Suharto and David "Chino" Rheem all sat down for a practice round against the best. While Ivan Demidov actually had a seat at the table, he was a little preoccupied with his time at the final two tables of the World Series of Poker Europe and couldn't fire up a laptop during the live event. Dennis Phillips had another obligation and couldn't make it.

It some blitzkrieg-style action, the whole single-table tournament took just one-hour and eight minutes during which we saw Moneymaker take out Rheem on the first hand. Hachem and Raymer fell to Peter Eastgate within the next few minutes. Eastgate and Suharto were the next to go, leaving Schwartz, Moneymaker and McEvoy to battle for the next half an hour.

When the fog of war lifted, Chris Moneymaker (fresh off a banner performance in the PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker) emerged with another title.

This was just the first of many Million Dollar Men promotions, including freeroll tournaments and your chance to win a piece of the Million Dollar Men at the WSOP final table. For more information on all the new promotions, visit the the PokerStars Million Dollar Men page.

Brad Willis
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