I'm no Moneymaker fan,but I won't stomp on what he accomplished either. ( I am not insinuating anyone else is either)
Fluke he may be in several peoples opinions, but didn't he finish second at the Bike a year or 2 ago and have a couple top tens in the WSOP tour series.
He doesn't play as many tournies as most of those other guys as I don't think he ever really considered himself all that much of a player.
was thowing me checks to do lame comercials to promote their site and sponsor my buy ins when I played major events, I'd be a fluke just like him well probably without the bracelet.
Just think if Sammy Farha called that bluff and crushed him at that final table. Would poker have been so big as it is now?
The fluke in my opinion is Robert Varkony. He wins and as I recall hasn't monied in a wsop event since. I've seen him on the ppt, and out takes here and there, but always leaving or settling down to watch his wife (who is a pretty decent player) continue on.