Michael Rossi Triumphs in Inaugural Moneymaker Tour Main Event on Momentous Anniversary
By Bob Garcia
Online qualifier Michael Rossi emerged as the victor in the first-ever Moneymaker Tour Main Event at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in Florida. What makes his triumph even more noteworthy is that it occurred precisely two decades after Chris Moneymaker’s legendary World Series of Poker Main Event win.
Rossi’s path to glory began with a mere $95 satellite entry on Americas Cardroom, eventually leading him to claim a seat at the prestigious Moneymaker Tour $2,500 Main Event. This incredible journey culminated in Rossi’s resounding success, accompanied by an astonishing prize of $134,265.
Rossi’s stunning victory caught the attention and admiration of none other than Chris Moneymaker himself, as well as Phil Nagy, the CEO of Americas Cardroom. Rossi was gifted a coveted $10,000 World Series of Poker Main Event ticket and a jaw-dropping $125,000 Triton London package.
Entering the final day of the tournament as the chip leader, Rossi faced an arduous challenge from a pool of accomplished players, including the likes of Stephen Song and James Carroll. Combined, these seasoned pros have amassed over $10 million in winnings. However, Rossi remained undeterred, exhibiting remarkable composure and strategic brilliance throughout the final table.
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Buoyed by his life-changing victory, Rossi now finds himself eagerly preparing for the chance to make his mark in the upcoming grand events in Las Vegas and London. The prospect of facing off against the best in the poker world at the World Series of Poker Main Event and the Triton London tournament fills Rossi with both excitement and determination.
For those captivated by the electrifying action of the Moneymaker Tour, mark your calendars for the next stop on the tour, scheduled to take place from August 17-28, 2023, in the vibrant city of Daytona, Florida. Stay tuned for the next announcement of online qualifiers on ACR.
As we celebrate Michael Rossi’s well-deserved victory, let us remember the significance of this occasion. Rossi’s achievement not only commemorates Chris Moneymaker’s legacy but also signifies the continued evolution and allure of the world of poker.
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