The name Chris "Moorman1" Moorman is synonymous with tournament poker, particularly in the online poker world, and rightly so because he is the winningest player in the entire world. In his online tournament career Moorman has won just shy of $7,800,000 including 11-Triple Crowns (three tournament wins on three different sites within a week) but if you check the Brighton lad's Hendon Mob database there are no first places listed; but check in a couple of days time and there will be because Moorman has finally won his first live tournament after six years on the circuit!
Moorman proudly announced on his Facebok profile "Finally won a live tourney it only took 6 years!!!! 1k turbo with bounties for 21k + 14k in bounties. Epic hu battle which lasted over an hour. Now gonna go celebrate without any alcohol! — with Jason Koon." and has so far seen over 120 likes and more than 40 comments, such is Moorman's poker celebrity status!
Although this is Moorman's first live tournament win he has still managed to win over $2,440,000 in the live arena so far, helped massively by his superb showing at the 2011 World Series of Poker and the European equivalent. At last year's WSOP Moorman cashed five times including a third place finish in the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event ($271,800) and a runner-up finish in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed World Championship for a then career-best of $716,282.
He then almost netted his first win at the 2011 WSOP Main Event but he lost heads-up to come second in the €10,000 Main Event for a cool €800,000 but we have it on good authority that Moorman chopped heads-up with eventual winner Elio Fox for and actually took home €1,000,000.
Now that Moorman had gotten the proverbial monkey off his shoulder maybe the live poker floodgates will open before him and he will be bagging titles left, right and centre, which can only be bad news for his opponents and makes him a good bet to bring home a bracelet from the 2012 WSOP in our book.
Congrats Moorman you sicko! May it be the first in a long line of live tournament wins!
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