World Series of Poker 2003 Champion


Today, the name Chris Moneymaker is a common name to poker lovers across the globe.  A few years ago, Chris Moneymaker was a total unknown.  From humble beginnings, little did anyone know that this man would go on to win the coveted title of World Series of Poker 2003 Champion.


Before becoming the World Series of Poker 2003 Champion, Chris Moneymaker was still no stranger to money.  Although he wasn’t wealthy, he worked as an accountant. He was used to dealing with money and numbers.  After watching the movie Rounders and becoming intrigued with the characters played by Edward Norton and Matt Damon, he decided to devote his time pursuing a career in poker.  He dared to dream big, hoping some day for a huge win that would establish him in the world of poker.


Texas Hold’em quickly became his favorite game.  Chris spent his spare time playing in small poker games and various tournaments before actually moving to big-money casino games.  His big break came in the form of an online tournament.  An avid player on Pokerstars.com, Chris Moneymaker won the coveted slot to play in the 2003 WSOP where he would later be named 2003 World Series of Poker Champion.


For anyone who watched the tournament, Chris Moneymaker was a sight to behold.  Viewers watched this new player battle it out with the best of the best as he fought for the title.  At the end of the tournament, no one looked prouder than the family of Chris Moneymaker as he was named the 2003 World Series of Poker Champion. 


It was a moment that would forever change the life of former accountant, Chris Moneymaker.  In an instant, Chris Moneymaker was a millionaire.  Many people were thrilled to see him win, touched by the “underdog” story as Chris Moneymaker raked in a grand prize of $2.5 million dollars.


For anyone dreaming of playing professional poker, Chris Moneymaker’s story is one of hope.  He has come a long way from the man who paid a $39 entry fee for a satellite tournament on Pokerstars.  Being awarded the $10,000 entry fee to the WSOP was a dream come true for the future World Series of Poker Champion.  Like many other poker aficionados, Chris Moneymaker had watched, captivated as his favorite players competed in tournament after tournament.  Only in his wildest dreams had he ever imagined sitting among them, instantly transformed into an unlikely peer. 


Today, Chris Moneymaker is a professional poker player who is also employed by Pokerstars.  He can be seen battling it out in tournaments or promoting online poker gambling as a way to improve your game.  He is an inspiration to poker players across the country, proving that if you work hard enough, you really do have a chance at making it to the top.


With a large fan base and following, Chris Moneymaker continues to draw admiration from poker players around the world.  True poker fans will probably never forget the day when he laid down his cards in front of Sammy Fartha, beating Fartha’s flush with an impressive full house.  It was the beginning of a whole new life for the 2003 World Series of Poker Champion, Chris Moneymaker.


Today, online poker is more popular than ever.  Other hopefuls will practice games on gaming sites, hoping to follow in the footsteps of 2003 World Series of Poker Champion Chris Moneymaker.  Although not every poker aficionado has the “right stuff” to claw their way to the top, Chris Moneymaker has proved one thing to the entire online poker community: dreams really can come true.


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