A poker player needs an excellent mind to earn in millions. The netter the mind works the better the award. Chris Moneymaker is an excellent poker player who earned a huge fortune employing the game. Chris was born in Atlanta, Georgia and presently lives in Nashville. In the World Series of Poker Main Event, Chris won an amount of $2.5 million in the year 2003. He is well known as “Money 800” in the PokerStars. He qualified to be a part of PokerStar by playing $39 satellite tournament leaving behind 838 players; he also took the game into altogether a new level. He has been a huge inspiration to all the poker lovers over the world.
He became popular as the “moneymaker effect” over his win in an event in WSOP. After his win in the WSOP, he became a spokesperson in PokerStars as well as Harrah’s Entertainment. Chris is a renowned name in the field of online poker as well. His excellent performance earned him several accolades online. He also tours the world round the year to participate in various poker tournaments. In 2004 he claimed the 2nd position in the Shooting Star event in World Poker Tournament for an amount of $200K. In the same year he achieved two more honors, he earned good position in two PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker final table events for a total sum of $175K. Chris wrote down his magical journey in the field of poker in the form of an autobiography named Moneymaker: How an Amateur Poker Player Turned $40 into $2.5 Million at the World Series of Poker.
Though he has been able to earn a huge fortune through the game of poker many believes that it is his luck that makes him reach this far rather than his skills.