Chris Moneymaker

Chris Moneymaker

by Mitch Roycroft

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Overview

In 2003, an unknown accountant from Tennessee showed up at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. He had won a small online tournament, and his prize was a seat at the World Championship. He'd never played in a live tournament before, and he had certainly never played against pros. But that unknown accountant came out of nowhere, stormed the WSOP, and conquered the pros. He turned a $39 tournament into a $2.5 million World Championship win. It was the ultimate Cinderella story, and all over the world, people began to believe that they too could be the next champion. New players took to poker in droves.

Today that previously unknown accountant from Tennessee is a very famous man with an equally famous name: Chris Moneymaker.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422203781
Publisher: Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date: 09/15/2007
Series: Superstars of Poker Series
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 10 - 13 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

1 Moneymaker 8

2 Young Hustler 14

3 The Prize 20

4 The Price 32

5 Future in the Balance 44

Chronology 54

Accomplishments & Awards 55

Further Reading & Internet Resources 56

Glossary 57

Select Poker Terms 58

Select Poker Slang 60

Texas Hold'em Hand Rankings 61

Index 62

Picture Credits 64

About the Author 64

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