Modern poker is built on the legend of Chris Moneymaker. In 2003, he was “just an accountant” who had qualified for the World Series of Poker Main Event via an $86 online satellite. A week later, the Tennessee native was world champion and $2.5 million richer, his life transformed forever. Now, in 2023, two decades since his world famous success, Moneymaker is looking to find the next big breakthrough star.
The Moneymaker Tour
After such a long time in the game, Chris Moneymaker’s poker legend is such that merch with his name on it typically sells out and every tournament he plays has an atmosphere that is impossible to replicate. The Poker Hall of Famer is a unique player and poker personality and it’s for that reason among others that he commands such a dedicated fanbase. The average poker player still aspires to replicate Moneymaker’s achievements and standing in the game.
The Moneymaker Tour, then, seems the simplest and most effective idea since someone clever decided that the humble loaf of bread would be improved by slicing it. The inaugural stop of the all-new Moneymaker Tour will take place at Florida’s Palm Beach Kennel Club between May 10-24. With $1 million guaranteed across tournaments, excitement is already at fever pitch for fans of the man himself and aspiring poker stars of the future – a large percentage of the poker world.
With the Moneymaker Tour lasting 14 days, a fortnight of fun will see buy-ins ranging from $86 – that original satellite buy-in amount for Moneymaker way back in 2003 before ‘The Moneymaker Effect’ was even a thing — to $2,500 for the high rollers who want to play in the Main Event.
Kennel Club “Excited” to Host Inaugural Event
“We’ve put together a very exciting poker tour that will appeal to every type of tournament player.”
The Palm Beach Kennel Club cannot wait to welcome players to its popular poker room as it plays its own part of poker history by playing host to the first-ever Moneymaker Tour event.
“We are very excited to be hosting the inaugural Moneymaker Tour to the Poker Room at PBKC,” said Palm Beach Kennel Club Poker Room Director & Assistant General Manager, Noah Carbone. “It’s going to be an amazing event featuring our largest buy-in event ever as well as a full line-up of great tournaments. This event will bring people to us from all over the country who haven’t experienced this facility before, and many are first-time visitors to beautiful Palm Beach County.”
Calling Florida the ‘epicenter for exciting and competitive poker ‘, Carbone believes that the Poker Room at PBKC is a perfect fit for the Moneymaker Tour.
“Collectively, we have put together a very exciting poker tour that will appeal to every type of tournament player,” Moneymaker Executive Manager Tony Burns said. “We are very excited that many amazing poker players will now include Palm Beach Kennel Club on their schedule for tournament stops.”
We are excited to be the first stop on the Moneymaker Tour, May 10-24, 2023! Tournaments for Everyone! Over $1 Million in Guarantees! 20 Trophy Events! Buys in from $86 to $2500! $500k Main Event! @PokerNews @PokerAtlas @MoneymakerTour pic.twitter.com/XyNzg51ZSk
— PBKC Poker Room (@PBKCPokerRoom) April 6, 2023
With Burns and Moneymaker creating the tour together, there is a familiar feel around the 2003 world champion’s project. The Americas Cardroom [ACR] Team Pro will be hoping that The Moneymaker Tour Main Event, which has the $2,500 entry fee, fills up like that famous WSOP Main Event 20 years ago. It alone has a $500,000 guaranteed prize pool and is scheduled to begin on Thursday, May 18th and conclude six days later on Wednesday, May 24th. With three starting flights on May 18-20, the live-streamed final table takes place on May 24th at 12pm noon local time.
Win One of Four Entries into the Moneymaker Tour
The series’ Main Event certainly isn’t the only tournament worth travelling out to Florida for. In fact, the very first event, The Moneymaker Opening Event costs just $500 to play and has an incredible $250,000 guaranteed prize pool. Running from Wednesday, May 10th until Saturday, May 13th, there are six starting flights to take part in order to battle your way towards the money places and beyond.
To celebrate the grand kickoff, the Moneymaker Tour team are giving four lucky players the chance to win a $500 entry to the opening event with that amazing $250,000 guarantee at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida. All you have to do to put your name in the hat is sign up via the Moneymaker Poker Tour website and you could be lifting this trophy, as Chris Moneymaker and Tony Burns recently shared.
We aren’t kidding around with these trophies! 20 of them will be awarded @PBKennelClub @PBKCPokerRoom on May 10th thru 24th during the Inaugural @MoneymakerTour stop! Visit https://t.co/A2urM3gCAV for more details! pic.twitter.com/lS4yMy8UlR
— Tony Burns (@MMTonyB) April 1, 2023
Time is running out, as you must enter between April 10-30, but it couldn’t be simpler to do; just click on ‘FREE SEAT GIVEAWAY: PALM BEACH KENNEL CLUB’ at the top of the page.
The four winners will be chosen on May 1st and notified by direct message on social media or email.
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