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Chris Moneymaker

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Chris Moneymaker's Vital Stats:


Chris Moneymaker was born in 1976 in Tennessee. He lives in Nashville with his wife, Christina Wren, who he married in April, 2005 in Las Vegas, Before his 2003 $2.5 million World Series of Poker win, he was an accountant. His memoir, How An Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 Into $2.5 Million At The World Series Of Poker, details his thrilling experience at the WSOP.

Is Moneymaker His Real Name?:


Yup. He was born with the prophetic name.

Chris Moneymaker's Cinderella Tale :


It started so small. Moneymaker won a $39 satellite tournament at the online poker site, PokerStars and got a seat at the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker. He had never played in a tournament with real people, but managed to beat a huge field of pros and win $2.5 million.

Chris Moneymaker's Favorite Poker Player:

Chris Moneymaker's Notable Tournament Wins:


Besides winning the 2003 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at the World Series of Poker, Chris Moneymaker placed second in a World Poker Tour No-Limit Hold'em event in March, 2004 in San Jose.

Chris Moneymaker Trivia:


Moneymaker credits the movie, "Rounders," for sparking his interest in poker.

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