About me

5 of diamonds. 4 of spades.

That’s the hand that ushered me into the poker spotlight and changed the game of poker forever. With a Jack of Spades, 5 of Spades, 4 of Clubs, 8 of Diamonds, and 5 of Hearts on the board, I would go on to win the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event and inspire a new generation of poker players.

But while that hand was the turning point in my career, it’s what happened before I got to Vegas that would come to define me.

Months earlier, I turned an $86 online satellite into a WSOP Main Event seat, sparking what’s now known as the Moneymaker Effect. I take great pride in knowing I had a significant hand in sparking the online poker boom. And today, I’m just as passionate about the game as I was when I won that WSOP bracelet.


Pics from the felt

With a poker career spanning several decades, I’ve had the opportunity to work with a community that is excited to advance this great game we all love. I’m proud to have just signed-on to be the lead Team Pro at Americas Cardroom.

See me live

I’m on Twitch. Catch the live stream or relive the action by watching older streams.


My notable achievements

Live Earnings


Top Live Cash


First Place Finishes


Top 5 Cashes

• $2,500,000 (2003 WSOP Main Event)
• $300,000 (2011 NBC National Heads-Up Championship)
• $200,000 (2004 WPT No Limit Hold’em Championship)
• $130,000 (2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event)
• $80,000 (PartyPoker Millions)


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