Twenty years ago, Chris Moneymaker turned an $86 satellite event win into a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event victory, igniting the "Moneymaker Era" and a poker boom that transformed the game forever.
Now, Michael Rossi has recreated this magic, transforming a $90 satellite into a monumental win at the new Moneymaker Tour in the Main Event for $134,265.
Rossi had just busted out of an online tournament and thought he’d try his luck in a $90 satellite on ACR, which offered 25 seats to the $2,500 Moneymaker Tour Main Event.
A great run culminated in a victory that would have made Moneymaker proud. As a result of his impressive performance, Chris Moneymaker and ACR CEO Phil Nagy handed Rossi a $10,000 WSOP Main Event ticket and a $100,000 Triton London package.
Reflecting on his amazing run, Rossi said to Poker.org: “I had some rakeback in my ACR account. I decided to cash it in and enter the satellite. I won it. I won one of the seats on one bullet. My buddy told me, ‘You’re literally living the dream of the poker community. I have a small crew of family and friends that support me. Getting into the Main Event is incredible. I was planning on getting into it at some point, to try to satellite in if I could. To get in directly–and the Triton package–sign me up!"
Moneymaker Tour Manager Tony Burns was equally happy about what transpired. “This is what the Moneymaker Tour is all about. The spirit of getting into a big event on a satellite and winning life-changing money–that’s what we want to give to people.”
High Stakes Adventure LondonMichael Rossi’s amazing run doesn’t end there. He is also in possession of a $115,000 package for the ACR High Stakes Adventure London. Five more players will be heading to England with him for the poker experience of a lifetime.
If you’ve ever fancied competing in some of the highest stakes events available against some of the best players on the planet then this promo is for you.
From July 27th to August 10th, 2023, five lucky winners will embark on a poker adventure like no other. With $110,000 in tournament buy-ins and entry fees, plus an additional $15,000 in travel expenses, this all-expenses-paid trip is truly a dream come true for any poker player.
Winners will also have the chance to explore one of the world's most cosmopolitan cities during one of the best times of the year. Enjoy fine dining at some of London's top restaurants, visit iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the Tower of London, and immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history of this incredible city.
To secure your spot on this unforgettable adventure, participate in one of the two online satellites taking place on Sunday, May 28th, and Sunday, July 16th. With five packages guaranteed, this is your chance to turn your poker dreams into reality.
2 Satellites: 5 Massive $125k Packages Up for Grabs:
- Exotic travel, first-class accommodations and flights. This package has it all!
- Each package includes $110,000 for buy-ins/entry fees to the series in London. Additionally, $15,000 cash is provided for 1st class airfare and a luxury hotel.
- The $15,000 in travel expenses is covered by WPN out of its own pocket to give you the most epic experience possible.
Main Online Satellites: Buy-in $2,650
- Sunday, May 28th 2:05pm ET | 3 Packages GTD | $375,000
- Sunday, July 16th 2:05pm ET | 2 Packages GTD | $250,000
ACR has also added a $150K GTD Warm Up event for July 16. A $1,050 tournament is scheduled to run at 12.05 ET to give players a chance to get their skills warmed up.