Chris Moneymaker Profile
One of the most popular WSOP winners is Chris Moneymaker. The reasoning is because of the story behind his win. Chris Moneymaker was a married accountant that graduated from the University of Tennessee. He entered into a satellite tournament on Pokerstars.com for just $39.00. He ended up winning the satellite which sent him to the WSOP. From there, the rest is history.
Other then the big main event win in 2003, Chris Moneymaker has not made much noise. He has had a total of just 6 cashes with a total of $2,744,271.00 mostly coming all from the main event win in 2003. Moneymaker is now part of the Pokerstars.com team and he does a lot of promotional work. All he needed to set up the rest of his poker career was that one big win. Moneymaker may not have achieved a ton of wins at this point in his career, but he still has plenty of time to win some more tournaments.
Chris Moneymaker Notable wins
- 2003 – WSOP – World Series of Poker Main Event – 1st place - $2,500,000
- 2004 – WSOP – Pot Limit Hold’em – 10th Place - $21,000
- 2006 – WSOP – Limit Hold’em Shootout – 28th place - $7,153
- 2007 – WSOP – No Limit Hold’em (event 3) – 233rd place - $3,888