Michael Rossi Imitates Chris Moneymaker's Satellite to Main Event Success Two Decades on

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Michael Rossi Imitates Chris Moneymaker's Satellite to Main Event Success Two Decades on
25 May

As we arrive at the 20 year anniversary of Chris Moneymaker’s incredible success at the World Series of Poker, another man has achieved almost the same feat at Moneymaker’s very own series.

Chris Moneymaker turned an $86 satellite into a WSOP Main Event victory and now Michael Rossi has turned a $90 ACR satellite into a huge win in the Moneymaker Tour Main Event for $134,265.

Rossi told how he had busted out of the event he was playing on ACR and thought he would jump into the $90 satellite to see if his luck would change. 25 seats to the $2,500 Moneymaker Tour​​ Main Event​ were up for grabs and Rossi was one of the lucky recipiants.

His luck did indeed change and after sealing the deal in the big one, Phil Nagy handed Rossi a $10,000 WS​​OP Main Event​​ ticket and a​​ $100,000 Trit​​on London package​.

Speaking to Poker.org after his win, Rossi said:

“I had some rakeback in my ACR account. I decided to cash it in and enter the satellite. I won it. I won one of the seats on one bullet. My buddy told me, ‘You’re literally living the dream of the poker community. ​​I have a small​​ crew of family​​ and friends that​​ support me. Getting​​ into the Main​​ Event is incredible​​. I was planning​​ on getting into​​ it at some point​​, to try to satellite in if I could. To get in directly–and the Triton package–sign me up!"
Moneymaker Tour Manager Tony Burns was also ecstatic about the result.

“This is what the Moneymaker Tour is all about. The spirit of getting into a big event on a satellite and winning life-changing money–that’s what we want to give to people.”

High Stakes Adventure London

Michael Rossi will also be joining in the fun at the ACR High Stakes Adventure London. Phil Nagy gifted him a $125,000 package where he will be heading to the British capital along with five more winners.

This ACR promo is perfect for those players who have long itched to take on the best in a high stakes poker tournament.

Winners will be able to check out one of the world’s most interesting cities during the British summer (if you can call it that). Plenty of decent places to eat along with an almost endless choice of tourist hotspots.

To stand a chance of winning a spot, players must enter one of two satellite events running on Sunday May 28 and Sunday July 16. Five packages are guaranteed.

2 Satellites: 5 Massive $125k Packages Up for Grabs:

  • Exotic travel, first-class accommodations and flights. This package has it all!
  • Each package includes $110,000 for buy-ins/entry fees to the series in London. Additionally, $15,000 cash is provided for 1st class airfare and a luxury hotel.
  • The $15,000 in travel expenses is covered by WPN out of its own pocket to give you the most epic experience possible.

Main Online Satellites: Buy-in $2,650

  • Sunday, May 28th 2:05pm ET | 3 Packages GTD | $375,000
  • Sunday, July 16th 2:05pm ET | 2 Packages GTD | $250,000

ACR has also added a $150K GTD Warm Up event for July 16. A $1,050 tournament is scheduled to run at 12.05 ET to give players a chance to get their skills warmed up.

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Mark from London in the UK is a professional cash game player, and part time journalist. A massive chess fan and perpetual traveller.Read more


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