By Chris Moneymaker
In 2004 the variety of entrants -- and the successful pool -- on the global sequence of Poker tripled, thank you largely to Chris Moneymaker, an beginner participant who got here out of nowhere to win the 2003 sequence, and turn out to newbies and poker execs alike that whatever is feasible with a chip and a chair.
Moneymaker used to be a tender accountant from Tennessee who enjoyed to gamble yet in simple terms took up playing cards after collage. 3 years later he was once enjoying a $40 video game of on-line Texas carry 'Em and gained a coveted seat on the 2003 international sequence of Poker. Borrowing cash to get to Las Vegas, he entered his first real-time event and spent the following 4 days scuffling with for a most sensible spot on the ultimate table.
Filled with every thing from his early playing ventures to a play-by-play of his significant palms on the global sequence of Poker, Moneymaker is a gripping, fast moving tale for somebody who has ever dreamed of profitable it big.
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It can be a complex game, and the pots can get up there pretty quick, but it’s certainly not poker. Actually, it’s more like a dice game played out with a deck of cards, but whatever you want to call it, we played the hell out of it. Still, the cards were a sideline, something to do between sporting events. The real rush came in laying down big money on these big games, and yet for all this early, easy success with sports betting, I wasn’t the sharpest tool in the shed. I knew what I was doing, but at the same time, I had no real idea.
Truth was, he didn’t play too many hands, stayed out of the action a lot. Really, there wasn’t much to go on. No one sat on his blinds the way they were sitting on mine, the way I was sitting on the guy from Paradise Poker, and it probably had something to do with the way the man carried himself at the table. Calm, self-assured, quiet. Like someone who knew exactly what he was doing, someone who’d done this all a thousand times before, someone you wouldn’t want to mess with. That, or maybe everyone else at the table knew who he was and didn’t want to tangle with a world champion.
The holes in my game plan surfaced on a four-team parlay, an $800 bet that would have paid off at ten to one. A four-team parlay, for those of you new to this kind of wagering, is a turbocharged way to maximize the return on your investment; if all four games come in on 38 CHRIS MONEYMAKER your winners, you stand to clean up. And that’s just what happened. I hit my four-team parlay and thought I was due another easy-money windfall, this one for $8,000. Trouble was, this guy didn’t have the money to pay me, and I didn’t have the ﬁrst idea what to do about it.