Chirs Moneymaker, the 2003 World Series Of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champion has announced that he will not be attending WSOP 2021. The Poker Hall of Famer stated that one of the reasons for not attending is because he does not want to take the virus home as his nine-year child cannot be vaccinated.
— Chris Moneymaker ⭕ (@CMONEYMAKER) August 6, 2021
The former Main Event champion admitted that he hated this particular decision. He further added, “I decided to skip this WSOP Main Event when I learned that even vaccinated people could shed the virus. If I attend the WSOP events, I will certainly be exposed to the virus.”
This pro cashed twice at the 2019 World Series of Poker, and he also busted on the 687th place in the Main Event. Talking about live poker, Moneymaker added, “I was looking forward to live poker in general. Before finding out about the Delta Variant, I started to grind live locally and also added some stop live to my schedule. Now, this is all gone for the foreseeable future.”
Moneymaker also took a dig at those who were hesitant to wear masks or get vaccinated. He mentioned, “If you are not vaccinated or don’t wish to wear a mask, there is nothing I can say. I will probably not speak to you anymore as I cannot handle that kind of stupidity.”
This player from Tennessee, USA played his A-game in the WSOP Main Event that took place in 2003 and bagged himself over $2,000,000 in prize money. Moneymaker was the first online qualifier of the tournament to win the Main Event. He proved to the world that one does not necessarily have to be a poker ‘pro’ to win big at the WSOP.
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