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Moneymaker won his seat into the main event of the 2003 World Series of Poker by spending $39 to enter a satellite tournament at the PokerStars online poker card room. He went on to win the first prize of $2.5 million. It was his first live poker tournament. He has since played on the World Poker Tour, finishing second at the Shooting Stars event, earning $200,000.
After winning the WSOP, he quit his job to serve as a celebrity spokesman for Series' owner Harrah's as well as PokerStars. He also began traveling to play in more larger buy-in tournaments. His main goal is to provide for his family, so although he quit his job, he does envision going back to mainstream work eventually.
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