The first stop on the PokerStars Moneymaker PSPC Tour is just days away. The tour commemorating the 15th Anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s improbable path to becoming the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion kicks off at Stones Gambling Hall on Aug. 4.
Each stop on the tour will feature an $86 buy-in Main Event, a nod to the buy-in of the online satellite Chris won on PokerStars that started his WSOP journey.
In addition to the prize-money, PokerStars is hoping to uncover another Moneymaker by juicing the prize-pool with a $30,000 Platinum Pass to the inaugural $25,000 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship that will take place in the Bahamas in January 2019.
“The tour is designed to give players the chance to emulate Chris’ win back in 2003 when he turned $86 into $2,500,000 by beating 838 players at the WSOP Main Event, sparking the famous ‘Moneymaker Effect’,” a PokerStars’ press release stated.
The Moneymaker PSPC tournaments aren’t just about poker, they will also be experiences.
Team PokerStars Pro Jason Somerville announced that Run It Up will be covering the first stop of the tour live from Stones with the help of Daniel Negreanu and Joe Stapleton.
All three are also expected to play in the event.
New event announced
Somerville also announced that a Moneymaker PSPC Tour event has been added to the Run It Up Reno schedule in October. The new stop brings the current count of Moneymaker PSPC Tour events up to 10.
“As a child of the Moneymaker boom, I credit much of my career to Chris’ massive victory in 2003 and it’s amazing to celebrate the 15th anniversary of his win by awarding a Platinum Pass at October’s Run It Up Reno. I’ve always admired Chris as an incredibly hardworking and humble ambassador of the game and I can’t wait to honor his achievement in Reno this fall,” said PokerStars Ambassador Jason Somerville.
According to PokerStars, the Run It Up Reno event will award two Run It Up Warriors with a Platinum Pass.
Moneymaker PSPC Tour schedule
|Aug. 4-5, 2018||Stones Gambling Hall||Citrus Heights, Calif.|
|Aug. 26, 2018||Lucky Chances||Colma, Calif.|
|Sept. 9, 2018||Foxwoods Resort Casino||Mashantucket, Conn.|
|Sept. 15, 2018||MGM National Harbor||Oxon Hill, Md.|
|Sept. 22, 2018||Gardens Casino||Hawaiian Gardens, Calif.|
|Sept. 23, 2018||Talking Stick||Scottsdale, Ariz.|
|Sept. 30, 2018||PokerStarsNJ.com||Online|
|Oct. 7, 2018||Mohegan Sun||Uncasville, Conn.|
|Oct, 10-14, 2018||Maryland Live||Hanover, Md.|
|Oct. 23, 2018||Reno Peppermill||Reno, NV.|
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