Chris Moneymaker is credited with single-handedly kick-starting the poker boom in the early 2000s. ESPN is going to take a closer look at both the player and his effect on the poker industry at large in an episode of the acclaimed 30 for 30. The man who single-handedly changed the course of poker history is getting his own ESPN special.
The man responsible for the global poker boom, 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker, was one of two players inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame this week.
The man responsible for the global poker boom, 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker, was one of two players inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame this week. Moneymaker and fellow veteran poker pro David Oppenheim were named as the 57th and 58th inductees shortly before the 2019 WSOP Main Event table kicked off on.
In 2016 when he was first eligible to be inducted, the poker world assumed it would be a sure thing. He is, after all, widely credited with lighting the fuse that caused the worldwide poker boom - what was known as the 'Moneymaker Effect'. Yet three Hall of Fames went by and no Moneymaker. The reason being, no doubt, the criteria which reads as.
At that point, many were drawing parallels with the famous Moneymaker run of 2003, which sparked the poker boom. Just like Maratik, Moneymaker was an average guy who went through several satellites on PokerStars to win his WSOP ME ticket, after which he won the whole thing. Granted, Maratik’s victory did take place online, not live, but his popularity in the Russian poker community in the.
When the amateur from Tennessee beat Sammy Farha heads-up (including arguably the most memorable bluff in poker history), the poker boom was set off. Moneymaker’s win blew up the intersection of.
Poker star Chris Moneymaker war born on 21.11.1975 in Atlanta. With his victory at the WSOP Main Event in 2003, he revolutionized the world of poker and caused an online poker boom.
And now, lo and behold, in the middle of an unprecedented time during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing another online poker boom that could even go beyond the Moneymaker Effect. In Canada alone, we have seen a 900% increase in the number of poker players on Coolbet since the cancellation of sports events and leagues.