The "Moneymaker Effect" was started because Chirs, who was an accountant at the time, was the first person to become a world poker champion by qualifying at an online poker site.
Brunson played professional poker for over 50 years and was the first person to earn $1 million in poker tournaments. He has been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.
Chan, born in China but moving to the US in 1968, has won 10 World Series Poker bracelets. He was almost a three consecutive winner, but ended up in 2nd place in 1989. He has been inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.