It was five years ago when Chris Moneymaker, the amateur poker player with the Hollywood name, changed the game forever with his stunning victory at the World Series of Poker.
The win was just as responsible for launching a poker craze as hole cards on TV and online poker. After all, it made everyone believe that he or she too could one day live the dream of winning the world championship of poker and the life-changing money that comes with it.
Has it really been five years? Where does the time go?
Now PokerStars is celebrating with Team Moneymaker, a chance for you to win your way to the World Series of Poker's Main Event and maybe become, well, the next Moneymaker.
Moneymaker, after all, qualified for his seat through a $39 online satellite at PokerStars, and now you can as well.
Take part in the twice-daily $39 Moneymaker tournaments. If you finish high enough, you'll get a ticket to the Moneymaker final.
Finish in the top 15 of the final and you're on the Moneymaker Team
The top 15 players in the Team Moneymaker final will head to Las Vegas for a package that includes a $10,000 buy-in to the Main Event, hotel accommodations and $2,500 for expenses. PokerStars is offering this package to every winner of one of its WSOP packages.
But you'll also get dinner with Moneymaker at the Team, limited edition Moneymaker merchandise, a special feature in the PokerStars blog and other items.
The $39 qualifiers have already started and take place every day at 3 p.m. and 9 p.m. Eastern Time. One in six entrants will qualify for the Moneymaker Final.
You can also buy in directly to the final for $215.
Your dream is waiting. Moneymaker went for his. Why not go after yours?
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