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Moneymaker Millions won by Canadian

Discussion in 'Casinomeister's Poker Room' started by jetset, Jan 8, 2007.

    Jan 8, 2007
  1. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    BALLET DANCING CANUCK WINS MONEYMAKER MILLIONS

    Following in the master's footsteps

    The Pokerstars.com Moneymaker Millionaire poker extravaganza culminated in the final table over the weekend, held at the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas, where the Chris Moneymaker legend of an unknown player beating formidable opposition was extended by another unfamiliar player who became a major winner.

    An incredible 830 000 players started out in the PokerStars.com freeroll, with months of play finally culminating in a diverse field of 27 players, who were flown to the Atlantis Resort and Casino in the Bahamas for the televised finale. The number 27 was significant, being the age at which poker celebrity Chris Moneymaker, then an unknown, took the World Series of Poker crown in 2003.

    This weekend an international group of finalists competed for a $1 million prize that included a 2007 Aston Martin DB9. 15 Americans, 10 Canadians, a German and one Slovenian player made the final cut in a tournament that took five months and three rounds to generate 27 finalists.

    Former ballet dancer Quillan Nagel, a 30-year-old grad student from Ottawa, Canada, took down the final $850 000 pot and the shiny $150 000 car in the end - a surprise winner in a field as diverse as it was competitive. After a tough 16 hours of play, in a tense final heads-up Nagel eliminated Jerry Watterson of Florida, calling with K-5 on what turned out to be a $700 000 Q-T bluff to win the main prize.

    The diversity of the Moneymaker 27 is showcased by some of the other final table participants: a busboy who won $44 000, a fruit-packing assembly line worker who won $72 000 and Steve Bazzo, a Subway employee from Michigan who finished fourth and took home $118 000.

    There was no respite in sight for the winner after the tense final, however - he was on his way back to Ottawa to justify his Master's thesis in International Affairs last we heard.
     
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  2. Jan 8, 2007
  3. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

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    "Following in the masters footsteps"??? That's just a PR line...lol

    Moneymaker is hardly a master. I'd love to see him play on GSN's high stakes poker and watch how fast he loses his shirt. ;)
     
  4. Jan 8, 2007
  5. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    I guess when you post information for the members there are always going to be dissenting views and even smartass remarks.

    This is the second time you have denigrated Moneymaker, but the fact remains that he is a poker celebrity who has managed to achieve extraordinary success regardless of whether you acknowledge that or not.
     
  6. Jan 8, 2007
  7. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

    Occupation:
    Bum
    Location:
    Pennsylvania

    I know....He's definitely in the "elite" crowd, something I probably will never achieve... But, I would lay 1,000,000:1 odds on the fact that he would never repeat that feat, nor will ever be considered a formidable poker opponent in the long run. I think many will agree that he was a "one hit wonder".

    I do, however, appreciate the post, and thanked you accordingly. It was a good read :thumbsup:
     
  8. Jan 8, 2007
  9. jetset

    jetset Ueber Meister CAG

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    Cool...:thumbsup:
     
  10. Jan 8, 2007
  11. tennis_balls

    tennis_balls Dormant account

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    i'm tired of your immature, smart-ass remarks winbig. why can't you follow my example and make balanced, ethical and knowledgeable posts?
     
  12. Jan 8, 2007
  13. winbig

    winbig Keep winning this amount. webby PABnononaccred

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    Bum
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    Pennsylvania
    :lolup:

    Ethics????? What's that?
     
  14. Jan 8, 2007
  15. Pinababy69

    Pinababy69 RIP Lisa

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    Cool, another unknown Canuck? There's hope for me yet!! :D :p
     
  16. Jan 11, 2007
  17. Pinos

    Pinos Dormant account

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    I agree in some degree with winbig...

    Moneymaker is a celeb not a great poker player, his best quality as a poker player is that he was a john doe and has made a lot of money out of it. He's not a winning player, he hit a jackpot and that's it. He's better than most of us(perhaps) but he wouldn't last two episodes of HSP.
     

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