Chris Moneymaker — American Celebrity born on November 21, 1975,

Christopher Bryan Moneymaker is an American poker player who won the main event at the 2003 World Series of Poker. His 2003 win is said to have "revolutionized poker" because he was the "first person to become a world champion by qualifying" at an online poker site. This has been referred to in the press as the "Moneymaker Effect.".. (wikipedia)

Never in a million years did I think the sport of poker would blow up the way it did.
The beautiful thing about poker is that everybody thinks they can play.
Poker has such an element of competitivness that other games don't have.
World Class players can lay down the toughest hands and play any two cards at any time without fear. Their reads are impeccable.
But I want people to understand that poker's not all glamorous, it's not all being on TV and making tons of money. It's a hard life. It's a lot of travel. It's a lot of weird hours.