The verified Chris Moneymaker Twitter account is “back…” following a series of hacks that resulted in the temporary shut down of all “blue check mark” Twitter accounts.

2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champion and 2019 Poker Hall of Fame inductee Chris Moneymaker became one of the very first “blue check mark” account holders to appear on #PokerTwitter Wednesday after the social media platform halted contributions from its most influential posters.

The Twitter verified account shutdown was “in an effort to prevent more hacked accounts from posting crypto scams,” according to engadget writer Nicole Lee, who informed readers Wednesday that “verified Twitter accounts typically include not just celebrities and politicians, but also media outlets, brands, emergency services, public transit alert systems, official government agencies and more.

NEWS: Twitter temporarily disabled tweets from verified accounts (Jul 15, 2020)

Fortunately, the Twitter decision appears to have only interrupted verified account holders’ ability to post for a short period on Wednesday — and did not impact previous #PokerTwitter communications that fans have come to appreciate from “blue check mark” users of the social media platform.

Learn More about Verified Chris Moneymaker

In 2003, Tennessee accountant Chris Moneymaker took the poker world by storm when he defeated veteran Sammy Farha for the WSOP Main Event bracelet and first place prize of $2.5 million USD.

The feat is fondly referred to in poker world terms as “the Moneymaker boom” — due to how influential Moneymaker’s victory was in helping poker achieve mainstream, global popularity.

Chris Moneymaker’s journey has been documented by poker broadcast company Poker Central in a Pokerography video uploaded to YouTube public access in 2018.

Chris Moneymaker Pokerography — PokerGO

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