The popular Moneymaker Tour is set to return this year, with stops scheduled for several locations across the globe, including the US, Russia, UK and Ireland.
Similar to the 2018 Moneymaker tour, the 2019 tour will also give away Platinum Passes for the second edition of the PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold’em Championship (PSPC) taking place in August 2020 in Barcelona, Spain.
The Platinum Passes will include free entry into the €22,500 buy-in PSPC, plus travel and accommodation expenses, all worth over $30,000.
Pass winners will get the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of Ramon Colillas, winner of the inaugural PSPC held in January, who turned his Platinum Pass into a whopping $5.1 million in first-place payout.
Moneymaker PSPC Tour Confirmed Stops
The Moneymaker Tour will be headlined by the man himself who achieved poker superstar status after his remarkable $2.5 million WSOP victory back in 2003 – a feat he achieved via an $86 online satellite. Chris Moneymaker will embark on a tour across the globe in the fourth quarter, with the first stop taking place at the famous Sochi Casino in Russia on October 11-13. From there, the tour will head to Reno, Nevada and will run as part of the Run It Up Reno festival.
Other stops announced for the Moneymaker PSPC Tour include Dublin and the UK. It will also drop by the Stones Gambling Hall and the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood in California. The list of stops will grow, and more updates to the schedule will be released soon.
Commenting on the tour, Moneymaker said last year’s stops were a lot of fun, with players being provided with a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their small investment into life-changing victory. What excites him even more is the fact that he will once again be able to hang out and play with people who are equally passionate about the game.
Three players who won passes via the Moneymaker Tour last year did not go home empty-handed as they were able to cash out with five figure sums after making it to Day 3 of the PSPC. Cliff Ellefson, who qualified via an $86 buy-in event at the Stones Gambling Hall, finished in 97th place and walked away with $39,500. Two other players, Anthony Maio of New Jersey and Ori Kossonogi from LA finished in 130th and 139th place respectively, each taking home $35,000.
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