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Chris Moorman Leads Brits Into Battle In WPT Vienna Main Event

Chris Moorman (Photo: World Poker Tour)

The World Poker Tour Vienna Main Event is reaching the latter stages after it 396 entrants were whittled down to just 67 over two starting days and yesterday's Day 2. Amongst those 67 players are a quintet of British poker pros and when play resumes at 1300 CET today they will be lead back into battle by none other than Chris Moorman.

Despite all of his accomplishments Moorman is yet to cash in a World Poker Tour event but unless something goes drastically wrong in the next few hours he is going to do that today. Thirty-six players are to be paid and Moorman currently finds himself in second place in the chip counts with an impressive 411,500 around 70,000 chips behind leader Christensen Morton.

Moorman has been in amazing form at the live felt over the past 12 months and we sincerely hope that form continues in Vienna. Over the past year the Brighton-born pro has won close to $2,500,000 in live poker tournaments, helped by his second place finish in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Six Max Champion at the World Series of Poker ($716,282) and his runner-up finish at in the WSOPE Main Event that netted him a cool €800,000 though rumour has it he chopped with winner Elio Fox and took home a sweet $1,000,000!

Joining Moorman at the felt in the Montesino in Vienna are a trio of Brits, each of whom are more than capable of taking home the coveted Champions Cup. The best placed of the three in the chasing pack is Roberto Romanello with 223,000 chips, enough to place him 19th when play restarts. Romanello is already up nicely for this trip having won more than €25,000 on The Big Game cash game. Can he make it an even more memorable trip by going deep in this Main Event?

Keeping Moorman and Romanello company are David Vamplew (170,000) who is looking to add a WPT title to his EPT London win, Ben Vinson (164,000) and Chris Sly (163,000) who both have slightly under average stacks but are far from short. Fingers crossed all five of our boys make it through to Saturday's Day 4.

Play resumes at 1300CET and we believe the plan of action is to play down to 18 players. Good luck to all involved.

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