Chris Moneymaker – Professional Poker Player Review Series -Are you people aware of the word ‘godfather’? Most of all are aware of this word. This story is related to the godfather of Poker Players. The one and only Chris Moneymaker was the winner of the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP). He earned his seat into the World Series of Poker main event, and rose to the top to take the $2.5 million first prize. It turned this poker player into an overnight celebrity. He has already traveled around the world as a poker player. His latest achievement is European Poker Championships/EPT Event Season 4 where he got the 17th place and won prize money of $22,871.
His full name is Christopher Bryan Moneymaker. He was born on 21st November 1975 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was the student of Farragut High School in Farragut, Tennessee. Later he received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Tennessee. When he won a seat into the main event of the 2003 WSOP at hat time he was an accountant in Tennessee. He won through a US$39 satellite tournament at the Poker Stars online poker card room. Previously he was totally unknown to the tournament, but on day one of the tournament professional Dewapoker sports handicapper Lou Diamond noticed him. He named Chris Moneymaker his ‘dark horse’ to win the total tournament.This poker player’s first prize was $2.5 million and it was his first live poker tournament. There are several interesting moments in his carrier. One of the most memorable hands was heads-up against Sam Farha, when on the river he bluffed ‘all in’ with King High. To change the momentum of the match Farha folded a pair of nines. Eventually Chris won the WSOP and Farha gave him a full house. This poker player has since played on the World Poker Tour, and finished in the second position at the 2004 Shooting Stars event. He earned prize money of $200,000.
After Chris Moneymaker won the WSOP, he switched over from his job. It was only to serve as a celebrity spokesman for Series owner Harrah’s Entertainment as well as Poker Stars. He started traveling to play more in large buy-in tournaments. Chris Moneymaker is married and he has a daughter named Ashley. She was born three months before, he won WSOP. His autobiography is named, Moneymaker: How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker. It was published in March 2005. His last name is an aptronym. This is real birth name. The word ‘Moneymaker’ is a modification of a German last name which is approximately ‘Nurmacher’.He has finished in the first place for once and he has won one WSOP Bracelets. His total winning is $2,781,730. Some of his achievements are, 2004 shooting Star WPT Season 2 holding the 2nd position, 35th Annual World Series of Poker, he finished in the 10th position with a prize money of $21,000 in the year 2004. Godfather still stays in Spring Hill, TN, United States. It is going to be a tough question where this game maker will stop.