After 17 years the person who sparked the poker growth leaves the positioning the place he gained his Main Event satellite tv for pc seat.
The poker world was stunned when Daniel Negreanu left PokerStars in 2019 and on the time most agreed that they might by no means see Chris Moneymaker doing the identical.
The time has come and after 17 years on the website he has introduced he’s parting methods together with his very long time sponsor.
Moneymaker stated a yr of not travelling due to COVID-19 has led him to understand the time he has spent at house together with his household. As Moneymaker is American and PokerStars doesn’t have a lot presence there today, it means he has to journey to characterize the positioning.
— Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) December 31, 2020
If you have a look at the replies to the tweet above you will notice a outstanding outpouring of respect for Moneymaker. Many of the feedback actually citing Moneymaker and his epic 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event win as the explanation they obtained into the sport.
Indeed, PokerStars put collectively this spectacular video which summed up what a outstanding impression he has had on the sport:
After 17 years as a PokerStars Ambassador, right this moment we are saying farewell to @CMONEYMAKER.
Thank you for every little thing you’ve performed for PokerStars, the sport of poker & the business. Without you, who is aware of the place we’d all be right this moment, we will’t thanks sufficient.
Farewell, however not goodbye. 🤝 pic.twitter.com/1EW9FOTWrJ
— PokerStars (@PokerStars) December 31, 2020
Lots of people might have gained the 2003 Main Event and sparked a poker growth, however Chris Moneymaker actually stepped into the function of ambassador of the sport within the years that adopted. He put within the hours to advertise the sport positively, particularly with leisure gamers and the poker media. No doubt alternatives slightly nearer to house will come knocking for him.
Don’t be stunned if extra Team PokerStars ambassadors go away the positioning this month, January tends to be when contracts are renewed and it all the time seems initially of the yr that they’re eliminating their complete roster. Team OP Poker additionally introduced they had been parting methods with Stars yesterday.
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