The ‘Cash Cow Effect’ 20 Years Later: A Milestone That Changed Global Poker

Twenty years ago, on May 23, 2003 to be exact, the world witnessed an unprecedented phenomenon that would change the game forever: Chris Moneymaker at the World Series of Poker Win in Event (WSOP) Main Event. This year marks the anniversary of the iconic event known as the “Money Effect,” which revolutionized poker and attracted a new generation of players.

Moneymaker 2003: Striptease, Alcohol and No Money

The man with the Moneymaker Effect admits on episode 11 of The Orbit podcast that he has little memory of the rowdy night. Alcohol, strippers, and huge bills he couldn’t afford to pay are some of the memories of this raucous celebration.

“The contest ended around 3 a.m. and I decided to take my friends from the ‘not a lot, and I invited dealers and employees to a strip club,'” Moneymaker said. “I spent $25,000 , but not $10,000 of it, because I took $15,000, but I don’t think I’m going to spend that much.

The American said he was so drunk he couldn’t even call anyone who would help him pay off his debts. “A friend of mine called Huck SeedGive him the remaining $10,000 when I didn’t even know who Seed was. He arrived at 4am with the money and paid off my debts, then they invited me and put me on the plane to fly home. It must have been a good night, but I don’t remember it. “

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