Happy Saturday everyone, and happy birthday to Chris Moneymaker who turns 40 today!
Reaching that milestone makes the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion eligible for the Poker Hall of Fame, and the topic of whether or not he’ll be considered when balloting comes around again next year is already being bandied about today over Twitter. (What do you think? Should Moneymaker be a PHOFer?)
For our purposes today we’ll set that debate aside and instead challenge you with eight questions regarding Moneymaker’s historic victory in 2003, an event considered by many to be at the heart of the subsquent “boom” in poker marking the mid-2000s.
Get six or more of these questions correct earns you a passing grade. And even though the idea of you missing any would be beyond fairy tale — inconceivable — if you happen to get any wrong, you’ll be given an explanation of the correct answer.