Christopher Bryan Moneymaker (born November 21, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia) is an American poker player who won the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP). The victory in 2003 has revolutionized the poker because it was the first person to become a world champion in a poker site online.
Moneymaker attended Farragut High School in Knoxville, Tennessee, and later earned a master’s degree in economics from the University of Tennessee, Moneymaker is married to his wife, Christina Wren, in Las Vegas in April, 2005. Has a daughter named Ashley, born three months before he won the WSOP Main Event. Currently residing in Nashville, Tennessee
After receiving a master Moneymaker has worked as a controller. Was also a part-time employees at a local restaurant. After his victory Moneymaker WSOP has become a spokesman for PokerStars. Start his own company, Moneymaker Gaming
Moneymaker has worked as an accountant by winning a place in the Main Event of the 2003 World Series of Poker satellite tournament through a U.S. $ 39 at online poker room PokerStars card. Hitherto unknown his skills caught the attention of Lou Diamond, who called Moneymaker his “black horse and has counted on him to win the tournament.
Moneymaker won the first prize of $ 2.5 million, resulting in immediate superstar status of poker. After winning the WSOP, has abandoned his job, becoming spokesman ‘Harrah’s Entertainment Series, and PokerStars. The World Poker Tour Moneymaker finished second in the 2004 Shooting Stars event, winning $ 200,000. During the event 5 of the 2008 World Series Of Poker Moneymaker ranked in sixth place, taking home over $ 139,000. But in the ‘Event 16, $ 215 Pot Limit Omaha with rebuys, he finished fifth, earning more than 28,000 $.
Moneymaker finished first in the Deep Stack Pot Limit Omaha World Poker Open tournament in July 2009 and won $ 15,889 From 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $ 2900000, including $ 2,532,041, came to the WSOP.