Chris Moneymaker Taking Coaching Lessons To Stay Relevant
If you have played poker, then you are familiar with the name Chris Moneymaker.
The 2003 WSOP Main Event champion is certainly more popular and recognized than most of the other WSOP Main Event winners.
Ironically, Moneymaker has not had a lot of success outside his WSOP Main Event win which has brought criticism his way when he was nominated to be a member of the Poker Hall of Fame. They critics said his only claim to fame was his 2003 WSOP Main Event win.
Moneymaker took all of that in stride and has continued to give back to poker by encouraging new players and also continuing to play.
Moneymaker is keen on improving his craft. He is currently receiving lessons courtesy of 2015 WSOP champ Joe McKeeheen through the Chip Leader Coaching program which he signed up for earlier this year.
Moneymaker said through the coaching program he has learned to adopt a new approach to poker which he said he took for granted for a long time. Moneymaker told RRPO officials he is putting in a lot of work and effort to hone his skills to try and be competitive. Those lessons appear to be working well for Moneymaker as he has had a nice run this month.
Good Times At Rock “N” Roll Poker Open
It’s been victory and relaxation rolled into one for Chris Moneymaker who is having a good time at the Rock “N” Roll Poker Open (RRPO) well underway at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.
Moneymaker was at the same venue just over a week ago for his Moneymaker Tour, offering players the chance to win a $30,000 Platinum Pass for an $86 buy-in. A total of 957 players took part in the tournament, including Moneymaker himself. He finished second, with a runner-up prize of $8,135. Andres Risquez was crowned as the champ, winning a $30,000 package to the PokerStars Players Championship (PSPC) in The Bahamas.
The Moneymaker Tour served as an avenue for players to have real fun while playing poker, putting aside the pressure of winning the tournament. Moneymaker clearly had fun and also finished in the money.
Two Successive Wins
Moneymaker pulled of a second win soon after when he topped a field of 89 entries at the $300 buy-in Feeding South Florida Charity Event. Moneymaker was supposed to win a $30,000 PokerStars Platinum Pass, but since he was ineligible for that prize, it was awarded to runner-up Esteban Garcia. The event raised over $14,000 for charity.
Moneymaker did not go home empty-handed as he earned $3,000 cash, plus an SHRPO package worth $5,250. The very next day, Moneymaker won the RRPO Event #2: $360 Omaha 8-or-Better after running through 95 players. He won $9,136 for his efforts and was very happy with his performance.