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Moneymaker Poker Tour 07-11-2023

“I was the chosen one for this one”–Bryce McVay wins Moneymaker Tour Main Event

Sometimes the poker gods pick you. Bryce McVay can testify to this truth following his victory in the Moneymaker Tour Main Event at Palm Beach Kennel Club. McVay began the six-handed final table second in chips, only slightly behind eventual runner-up Ian O’Hara. Over the course of the next four hours, McVay would go to […]

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Chris Moneymaker playing poker
Moneymaker Poker Tour 25-10-2023

Moneymaker Tour returns to Palm Beach; Mystery Bounty first in packed festival

It feels like yesterday that the new Moneymaker Tour was launching its inaugural stop at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Time flies when you’re launching a new poker tour. Now, they’ve had several successful stops, ventured out of state and back, and return to where the magic happened back in south Florida. First time through […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 06-10-2023

25 $2.5k Moneymaker Tour packages guaranteed in ACR Poker Beast on Sunday

ACR Team Pro Chris Moneymaker continues his popular Moneymaker Tour in the coming months and now you can get in on the action at a discount. This Sunday, October 8th, ACR Poker will run a special version of their weekly Beast Tournament to award a guaranteed twenty-five Moneymaker Tour packages worth $2,500 to players (a […]

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Joseph Bakun
Moneymaker Poker Tour 03-10-2023

Joseph Bakun wins the first Moneymaker Tour Cincinnati Main Event

Two Main Event Champions weren’t enough to stop Joseph Bakun from securing his own title at the first-ever Moneymaker Tour Main Event in Cincinnati, Ohio at the Hard Rock Casino. Bakun closed out the victory at the star-studded final table of the historic, $1 million guaranteed event of the new tour. And, he did it […]

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Poker News 27-09-2023

Plaintiffs in ‘Moneymaker v. Paypal’ class action receive adverse appellate ruling, Canada option remains

The class-action plaintiffs in the high-profile “Moneymaker v. Paypal” case have received an adverse ruling from the US’s Ninth District Court of Appeals that likely ends the plaintiffs’ pursuit of justice against PayPal’s allegedly unfair freezing and seizure of funds, often without disclosure of the rreasons why, from affected accounts. According to Nevada attorney Eric […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 21-09-2023

Moneymaker Tour steps out for its next series at Hard Rock Cincinnati

It wasn’t long ago that Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker announced his new Moneymaker Tour, a brand-new traveling poker tour carving its way into the tournament scene with value and excitement. Now, with two complete stops in the state of Florida under their belts, the tour heads to Hard Rock Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio for […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 30-08-2023

Moneymaker Tour plans October return to Palm Beach Kennel Club

The fledging and quite successful Moneymaker Poker Tour has announced that it will make the first return visit to a venue in the tour’s brief history, when it returns to Florida’s Palm Beach Kennel Club, the popular cardroom on the Atlantic Coast, in late October. The Moneymaker Tour debuted in May in West Palm Beach, […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 29-08-2023

Dion Jagroo rises to victory at Moneymaker Tour Daytona Main Event

The Moneymaker Tour closed out its series in Daytona, the second stop of the new poker tour that’s starting off strong. At the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club, it was Michael “Dion” Jagroo who took home the biggest score by winning the Main Event for $102,222. “I played this event down in West Palm […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 26-08-2023

Moneymaker Tour obliterates another guarantee at their second stop

In their coming out party back in May, the Moneymaker Tour came out swinging by breaking their Main Event guarantee at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. They show no signs of slowing down now. The final flight of their second-ever Main Event wraps up today at the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club. Once again, […]

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Tony Burns and Chris Moneymaker at opening ceremony
Moneymaker Poker Tour 16-08-2023

The second Moneymaker Tour stop kicks off in Daytona Beach

After their inaugural stop at the Palm Beach Kennel Club prior to the full Vegas summer schedule, the new Moneymaker Tour is ready to take their show back on the road. Chris Moneymaker and Tony Burns take their new poker tour to the Daytona Beach Racing and Card Club for 12 days of poker action. […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 08-08-2023

Moneymaker Poker Tour announces late-September Hard Rock Cincinnati series

The brand new Moneymaker Poker Tour has announced the third stop in its debut season, a 12-day visit to Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati from September 21 through October 2, 2023. The 12-day festival features 18 separate trophy events and marks the Moneymaker Poker Tour’s first foray outside of Florida following two highly successful stops in […]

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Chris Moneymaker at the first Moneymaker Tour
Moneymaker Poker Tour 01-08-2023

ACR Poker to offer 25 packages to Moneymaker Tour Daytona Beach Main Event

ACR Poker, formerly known as Americas Cardroom, has long been in search of a permanent partner for a live-poker tour, and it has perhaps found that through its own brand ambassador, Chris Moneymaker. In a new aspect of ACR’s partnership with the famed 2023 WSOP Main Event champ, ACR Poker will be offering 25 main-event […]

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Personalities 16-07-2023

WATCH: Chris Moneymaker tells all–the money, booze, and road to redemption

What happened to Chris Moneymaker? Type any celebrity’s name into a search engine and you’re bound to find a pre-packaged answer to what is likely the most-asked question about someone whose fame has evolved: What happened to Paris Hilton? What happened to Peyton Manning? What happened to Chris Moneymaker? Truth be told, those three stars […]

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Gene Calden, Jack Effell, Chris Moneymaker
Poker News 06-07-2023

Chris Moneymaker and Gene Calden kick off the final WSOP Main Event flight

There are myriad reasons why this World Series of Poker Main Event is a special one. This is the 20th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic win that kicked off the “Moneymaker Era.” This is also officially the biggest World Series of Poker Main Event in history as the 8,773 record was broken shortly into Day […]

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Views 03-07-2023

Chris Moneymaker ready to recreate magic at the 2023 WSOP

This is part of a series of content to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic Main Event win – look out for regular columns from Chris and special features all the way through to the 54th Main Event, which is shaping up to be the biggest of all time. This is the most […]

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Personalities 28-06-2023

“Enjoyable is not a word I’d use” – Chris Moneymaker and the truth behind the poker boom, 20 years on

This is part of a series of content to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic Main Event win – look out for regular columns from Chris and special features all the way through to the 54th Main Event, which is shaping up to be the biggest of all time. Capping the 2003 World […]

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Chris Moneymaker WInner Photo
Views 12-06-2023

Chris Moneymaker: “You’re never going to find a tournament like this”

This is part of a series of content to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic Main Event win – look out for regular columns from Chris and special features all the way through to the 54th Main Event, which is shaping up to be the biggest of all time. We’re only a few […]

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Poker News 07-06-2023

Chris Moneymaker: “Vegas will kick your butt if you’re not ready”

This is part of a series of content to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic Main Event win – look out for regular columns from Chris and special features all the way through to the 54th Main Event, which is shaping up to be the biggest of all time. Vegas will absolutely kick […]

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Views 25-05-2023

Chris Moneymaker: “20 years ago everybody thought online players were terrible”

This is part of a series of content to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s historic Main Event win – look out for regular columns from Chris and special features all the way through to the 54th Main Event, which is shaping up to be the biggest of all time. Poker’s been good to […]

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Michael Rossi Winner's Photo with Chris Moneymaker
Moneymaker Poker Tour 24-05-2023

Michael Rossi recreates Moneymaker magic exactly 20 years later

There are some stories that are too perfect to be believable. Watching the inaugural Moneymaker Tour Main Event play down to a winner, Hollywood couldn’t have written a better story than what unfolded today at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Exactly 20 years ago to the day, Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 21-05-2023

Heading to Day 2, the Moneymaker Tour eclipses the $500k guarantee

The three starting flights of the inaugural Moneymaker Tour Main Event have come and gone at the Palm Beach Kennel Club. Tour Executive Manager Tony Burns and the team set a $500,000 guarantee for this $2,500 marquee event. Yesterday, in the middle of Day 1c, that number was broken. A total of 249 entrants have […]

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Chris Moneymaker at the first Moneymaker Tour
Moneymaker Poker Tour 18-05-2023

The first-ever Moneymaker Tour Main Event begins today

Two decades ago, Chris Moneymaker won the most prestigious poker tournament in the world, The World Series of Poker Main Event, via an $86 satellite. The rest, as they say, is history. However, the history books are still being written. Today, a new page reads: Chris Moneymaker’s own tour hosts its first-ever Main Event. The […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 10-05-2023

Warming up the Moneymaker Poker Tour

“Shuffle up and deal!” said Tournament Director Tony Burns. And the Moneymaker Poker Tour’s first stop, at the Palm Beach Kennel Club, is underway. Cards have been in the air for 20 minutes, and already I’ve seen a kid in a Brown (University) hoodie walking away, typing what was no doubt a terrible bad beat […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 29-04-2023

ACR to run two satellite events for Moneymaker Tour packages

America’s Cardroom will host two satellites to the upcoming inaugural Moneymaker Tour stop at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida. The ACR satellites are on the schedule for this Sunday, April 30th, and the following Sunday, May 7th. The buy-in for both satellites is $95 and there are twenty-five packages up for grabs in […]

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Lena Evans at the 2021 World Series of Poker
Poker News 23-03-2023

New plaintiffs’ filing entered in ‘Moneymaker’ PayPal lawsuit appeal

There’s movement in the US Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in the high-profile “Moneymakey” lawsuit against PayPal, which targets PayPal’s allegedly unlawful account seizures, including those of many accounts allegedly connected to gambling. In the latest appellate filing, California attorneys Eric Bensamochan and Edwin Schreiber continue their battle against a June 2022 lower-court ruling that […]

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Chris Moneymaker Muchbetter
Moneymaker Poker Tour 21-03-2023

Moneymaker Tour plans first stop at Palm Beach Kennel Club

It’s been 20 years since Chris Moneymaker changed the course of poker history forever when he won the World Series of Poker Main Event. Now, he looks to continue making waves by bringing his own poker tour to us. Moneymaker is taking his new “Moneymaker Tour” on the road, and he’s found his first stop. […]

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Poker News 08-03-2023

ACR offers The Next Moneymaker 2.0 promotion

It’s been almost 20 years since a Tennessee accountant with the unlikely name of Chris Moneymaker parlayed a WSOP Main Event seat he’s won in an $86 online qualifier into a triumph that changed the poker world. This month, Americas Cardroom and Moneymaker celebrate that approaching anniversary with its The Next Moneymaker 2.0 promotion, which […]

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Moneymaker Poker Tour 01-03-2023

Tony Burns to join Chris Moneymaker in launching MoneyMaker Tour

WSOP champion Chris Moneymaker’s growing poker industry presence will soon include a new American poker tournament series. Coming soon: The MoneyMaker Tour. Details on the tour’s rollout won’t be released for a few more weeks, but Moneymaker, one of modern poker’s most legendary players, has announced his first major hire: Tony Burns, the former tournament […]

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Poker News 15-02-2023

Chris Moneymaker’s Kentucky poker club pulls tables under threat of county-level prosecution

Chris Moneymaker’s new social-poker club in Paducah, Kentucky, Moneymaker Social, has ceased its poker operations for the time being under the threat of prosecution from the McCracken County (KY) Attorney’s office and its newly-elected County Attorney, Cade Foster. Moneymaker Social halted its poker operations on Tuesday night after receiving notification from the McCracken County office […]

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Lena Evans Event 22 Day 2 (Image: Haley Hintze)
Poker News 30-10-2022

Opening appellate brief filed to Ninth Circuit in U.S.-based ‘Moneymaker’ lawsuit against PayPal

The opening appellate brief in the U.S. portion of the high-visibility “Moneymaker” lawsuits targeting global online-wallet giant PayPal was filed on Friday in the United States Ninth District Court of Appeals. The appeal, which features Poker League of Nations founder Lena Evans as its current lead plaintiff, challenges a lower-court ruling that dismissed the action […]

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Personalities 21-10-2022

Chris Moneymaker headlines as Illinois’ Grand Victoria Casino opens new poker room

2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker served as the guest of honor on Thursday as Chicagoland’s newest poker room held its grand opening ceremony. Moneymaker was on hand at Elgin, Illinois’ Grand Victoria Casino for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Grand Vic’s relocated and expanded poker room, which now offers up […]

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Poker News 12-10-2022

Updated ‘Moneymaker’ lawsuit vs. Paypal filed in Singapore, Amazon added as second defendant

The updated lawsuit against online wallet PayPal that originated with the unilateral seizure of thousands of dollars from an account owned by Chris Moneymaker has again expanded. The international class action now names online giant as well as PayPal as defendants. The Bensamochan Firm announced today that the “mass arbitration initiative” has been filed […]

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Poker News 21-09-2022

PayPal ‘Moneymaker’ class action update: New global intake features blockchain token sign-up

A new twist in the famed ‘Moneymaker’ class action targeting online-payments giant PayPal over alleged illegal seizures of users’ balances will bring the chance to participate to a global audience, via an additional partner added to the plaintiffs’ expanding legal and business team. Via the addition of a new firm to the proceedings, Justitia Dao, […]

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Champion Punnat Punsri
Poker News 14-09-2022

Thailand’s Punnat Punsri writes Moneymaker tale in Cyprus

The Triton Super High Roller Series doesn’t tend to be the place you begin your poker career. The stakes are enormous and the quality of play the best in the world. It’s not really the kind of environment to cut your teeth. However, at the most recent no limit hold’em Triton main event, held as […]

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Poker News 30-08-2022

Chris Moneymaker announces ACR’s CUB3D will return for another Encore Performance

Americas Cardroom ran the CUB3D series from July 31 to August 29. Now, ACR has announced they will be extending the series with one of their regular CUB3D Encore Performances. The Encore will run from Sept 4 to Sept 26. The main CUB3D series put together a stacked schedule of events in three phases. In […]

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Poker News 19-08-2022

Moneymaker’s Social Club in Kentucky nears planned September 1 opening

Chris Moneymaker’s planned launching of a new social club offering poker continues on pace for a pre-Labor Day opening, with the new venue now looking at a possible Thursday, September 1 opening. Called Moneymaker’s Social Club, what is planned as an eight-table room will debut in Paducah, Kentucky, in a largely rural area with plenty […]

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Poker News 04-07-2022

PayPal ‘Moneymaker’ lawsuit attorney Eric Bensamochan on arbitration order: ‘We’re going to keep fighting’

The ongoing lawsuit filed against PayPal by multiple plaintiffs over the alleged illegal confiscation of funds connected to various forms of gambling has moved into court-ordered arbitration after the California-based online payment processor successfully had the case combined with a similar case against the company in which arbitration had previous been granted. The case, which […]

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Poker News 29-01-2022

Public intake site launched in ‘Moneymaker’ class action lawsuit against PayPal

The prominent class-action lawsuit filed against PayPal and its allegedly illegal account confiscation policies has been escalated with the launching on Friday of an intake site where purported victims may register and potentially join the action. The new site, called, explains the basics of the action filed two weeks ago while offering PayPal’s alleged […]

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Lena Evans at the 2021 World Series of Poker
Poker News 14-01-2022

‘Moneymaker’ class action suit filed against PayPal over account seizures, Lena Evans is case’s lead plaintiff

The long-awaited class-action lawsuit promised by victims of PayPal’s alleged unlawful seizure of account balances — often from accounts with perceived gambling connections — was filed today in a U.S. federal court in California. The action features well-known poker figure Lena Evans as its lead plaintiff in a case designed to challenge the giant online […]

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Poker News 12-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 3: Jessica Cai leads, Chris Moneymaker in top 12

After six opening flights and two Day 2s, the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event wound up drawing a total of 6,650 players to create a whopping prize pool of $62,011,250. Over 2,000 players were able to advance through to Thursday’s Day 3, but only 1,000 players were left standing by the end of […]

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Poker News 12-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 2CEF: Chris Moneymaker rises, George Qiao tanks

The total field of the 2021 World Series of Poker Main Event is set. Two levels into Day 2CEF late registration closed, and Caesars could tally up the horses. 6,650 players bought into the 2021 WSOP Event #67: $10,000 Main Event No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Chris Moneymaker’s run at the series continued to go well. He […]

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Poker News 10-11-2021

WSOP 2021 Main Event Day 1F: Chris Moneymaker, Liv Boeree, and Phil “Gandalf” Hellmuth

The 2021 Main Event Day 1F saw 1,045 players enter, bringing the total entries to 6,360. Hopes were high going in after the morning’s Mega Satellite drew 94 players (the biggest turnout so far). This suggests that the news that lammers are no longer transferable may not have hit the satellite economy as hard as […]

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Views 26-10-2021

Negreanu, Moneymaker back Scheinberg Hall of Fame induction

Daniel Negreanu, Chris Moneymaker and Bryn Kenney are among the world’s best-known poker players calling for PokerStars founder Isai Scheinberg’s induction into this year’s Poker Hall of Fame. Of the ten finalists announced last week, Scheinberg stands out as the industry figure who many argue has done more for the growth of poker than anyone […]

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Venom PKO
Poker News 28-09-2021

Chris Moneymaker carries $20K bounty into Day 3 of ACR Venom PKO

Chris Moneymaker entered Day 2 of Americas Cardroom’s Venom PKO event with 1,672,605 chips and a total bounty of $3,437.50 on his head. Moneymaker had an outstanding day on Monday, building his stack up to 32,158,399 and his bounty up to $20,673.82. He enters Tuesday’s Day 3 with the third-highest chip stack in the remaining […]

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Venom PKO
Poker News 27-09-2021

Chris Moneymaker and Vanessa Kade advance to Day 2 of ACR Venom PKO

With all four opening days of Americas Cardroom’s $5 Million Guaranteed Venom PKO Tournament in the books, the event is ready to move on to Day 2. Play resumes at 10am PST on Monday, September 27 with 394 players remaining. Among those two players remaining are “Symbiote Venom” Chris Moneymaker and “Symbiote Carnage” Vanessa Kade. […]

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Poker News 03-09-2021

We may see Moneymaker at the WSOP after all

Chris Moneymaker has indicated that he is reconsidering the idea of attending the World Series of Poker this year. The 2003 WSOP Main Event champion announced in early August that he would not be attending this year. In the announcement, he cited concerns about the Delta variant and the risks to his family. However, in […]

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Chris Moneymaker Muchbetter
Poker News 03-09-2021

Gaming-friendly Euro e-wallet MuchBetter signs Chris Moneymaker as brand rep

European e-wallet MuchBetter has inked globally-famed poker pro Chris Moneymaker to represent its growing brand as a provider of online banking services. The Lithuania-based MuchBetter announced the signing of 2003 WSOP Main Event champion Moneymaker earlier today. It’s the second such signing of a poker pro for MuchBetter, which was founded in 2017. The gambling-friendly […]

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Poker News 18-08-2021

Moneymaker shares wrestling stories for “Never Give Up Day”

It turns out that it’s Never Give Up Day today. In a surprise twist, it also turns out that Never Give Up Day is a real thing, celebrated by some people worldwide. This came as no surprise to America’s Cardroom, who hauled their sponsored pros Chris Moneymaker, Jeff Boski, and Jon Pardy out to talk […]

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Poker News 06-08-2021

Moneymaker cancels WSOP attendance over COVID concerns

Chris Moneymaker has decided not to attend the WSOP this year over COVID concerns. He will also be passing up on a trip to Texas. “REALLY hate it but canceled my trip to El Paso and Vegas for the @WSOP,” he wrote on Twitter. “My 9-year-old can’t be vaccinated and I do not want to […]

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Poker News 03-08-2021

Moneymaker and Kade almost miss Day 2 of the Venom

Yesterday saw the Venom’s four separate Day One flights combine for the first time for Day Two action. But as play kicked off, two seats were noticeably marked “disconnected.” Vanessa Kade and Chris Moneymaker, the two biggest ACR pros, both rolled up to the event late. Moneymaker tweeted that he’d overslept. Kade sheepishly hit the […]

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