Chris Moneymaker wins Wednesday $250k

Chris Moneymaker wins Wednesday $250k

Thursday, 26 November 2009

2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Chris Moneymaker has beaten a field of 800 to win the $300 buy-in PokerStars Wednesday Quarter Million, besting a final table including Cliff “JohnnyBax” Josephy.

Moneymaker got lucky in a huge pot holding QQ vs KK, hitting his two-outer to take a monstrous chip lead going into the final table. With four players remaining he had over half the chips in play and almost quadruple the stack of his nearest rival.

The last hand, between a deepstacked Moneymaker and TC_Clueless (around 30BBs deep) saw a pre-flop raise, 3-bet and call from Moneymaker. All the chips flew in on a Qx-9h-8h flop with Moneymaker holding Ah-6h for the nut flush draw and TC with A8. A 7h turn won the tournament, giving Moneymaker almost $50,000.

The full final table placings and payouts are as follows:

1. Money800 (Chris Moneymaker) $46,875
2. TC_Clueless $33,750
3. mrvogt $25,000
4. Gymkhana1 $18,750
5. MI_turtle $13,125
6. vadka $10,625
7. JohnnyBax $8,125
8. superfab69 $5,625
9. H0RSE MANURE $3,525

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