Originally Posted by medeiros13
I think the irony with Moneymaker is that he's probably a better player NOW than when he won the WSOP. I'm a bit suprised at some of the negative responses toward him. He's sort of the pioneer of the amature player taking the WSOP by storm. After him was David Williams (who ironically was taught by Marcel Luske DURING the main event!) and Steve Dannenman...yet I don't hear people bash either of these players..
I dunno. Did you see Moneymaker on Poker Superstars II? He looked really intimidated by the other pros and got spanked pretty badly. He hasn't made any noise in anything major since 2003. Did he even cash in 2004 WSOP? Can't remember. I think he's a great guy and I root for him, but I think the luck is gone and now he's in over his head.
As for Williams & Dannenman: Neither has shown any signs of being intimidated. Williams is still successful enough to be noticed (WPT, etc.) and Dannenman is back at his old job, not caring much for big time poker. Not much to bash there.