Born into a family that historically made gold and silver coins, Chris Moneymaker was literally born to make money.
Of course, not even Moneymaker himself could have envisioned that he would make $2.5M when he won the WSOP Main Event in 2003.
Moneymaker’s unlikely victory inspired millions of amateur poker players around the world to flock to poker tables online and in brick-and-mortar casinos in an attempt to win tournaments with prize pools ranging from hundreds to thousands to millions of dollars. The “Moneymaker Effect” is also directly or indirectly responsible for making it more socially acceptable for many of the game’s current “young guns” to pursue their dream of making poker history.
Moneymaker’s continuing success on-and-off the felt can be attributed to his playing abilities, his numerical acumen and his all-around winning personality. Considered to be one of the nicest, most genuine people in the poker community, Moneymaker has acted as an ambassador for the game on behalf of Harrah’s Entertainment and he is still a proud member of Team PokerStars.
Moneymaker will be visiting FlopTurnRiver.com at 12pm ET on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 for an Ask Me Anything event where he’ll discuss how he parlayed a $39 investment into $2.5M, his current pursuits and…well, just about anything else that’s on your mind!
Don’t miss out! Use the following link to ask Chris Moneymaker anything: