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Chris Moneymaker

Biography:

In 2004 the number of entrants -- and the winning pool -- at the World Series of Poker tripled, thanks in large part to Chris Moneymaker, an amateur player who came out of nowhere to win the 2003 Series, and prove to newcomers and poker pros alike that anything is possible with a chip and a chair.

Moneymaker was a young accountant from Tennessee who loved to gamble but only took up cards after college. Three years later he was playing a $40 game of online Texas Hold 'Em and won a coveted seat at the 2003 World Series of Poker. Borrowing money to get to Las Vegas, he entered his first real-time tournament and spent the next four days battling for a top spot at the final table.

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UFOs & Cover-Ups

Leading authority on UFOs and the alien presence, Timothy Good discussed pilot sightings and government cover-ups. According to Good, since 1920 there have been more than 3,400 reports from pilots involving unidentified aerial phenomena. He suspects the number is probably much larger since "many pilots do not report their sightings."Good suggested the governments of Britain and the United States have "played down the really good sightings," like the one at Farnborough RAF Base. ... More »

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