This is the story of amateur poker player Chris Moneymaker and how he parlayed $40 into two and a half million dollars at the World Series of Poker. The first three chapters bounce back and forth between an autobiography and the early part of the first day of the poker tournament. We quickly get to learn how Moneymaker got into gambling at a young age, how he met his wife, and his ups and downs with sports betting, the financial hole he dug himself into from the gambling, almost losing his wife over the debts, his and his wife's desire to raise a family, and the circumstances of how he got into online poker after losing his job from the financial fallout of September 11th. After getting to know him, the rest of the book is a blow by blow account of his win in the online tournament and the day to day breakdown of his time in Vegas at the 2003 World Series of Poker.
This report prepared by Bobby Blades