Chris Moorman Wins 26th Online Triple Crown
PocketFives.com award a Triple Crown to any player who manages to win three poker tournaments on three different sites within a seven-day period. For the victories to be considered, each tournament must meet the following criteria:
- Must have a buy-in of at least $0.01 — freerolls do not qualify
- Must have at least 100 entrants
- Must have a prize pool of at least $1,000
On Oct. 26, Moorman won the Uppercut Warm-Up $20K Gtd at partypoker for $8,060 and then took down the $109 Fast Friday Early Edition at PokerStars for $4,163. The legendary grinder then managed to place second and third in four other tournaments, before triumphing in the $10,000 Monsoon at 888poker on Oct. 20 for $2,591.
Our friends at PocketFives.com created the Triple Crown in 2005 and there were 13 recipients in the first 12 months. The number of winners grew year-on-year, with the exception of 2011 due to Black Friday, and peaked in 2013 when 208 Triple Crowns were won. Last year, 60 players won Triple Crowns and there have been 24 dished out during 2017.
Several players have managed to win multiple Triple Crown titles, but only Moorman and Nicolas “PokerKaiser” Fierro have got their hands on more than 20.
Top 10 Triple Crown Winners
|1||Chris “Moorman1” Moorman||26|
|2||Nicolas “PokerKaiser” Fierro||21|
|3||Peter “Belabbasci” Traply||11|
|4||Kel “Aces_up4108” Beattie||10|
|5||Sam “TheSquid” Grafton||10|
|6||Mickey “mementmori” Petersen||9|
|7||Andreas “R3ndomr4ga” Berggren||7|
|8||Aleks “alexd2” Dimitrov||7|
|9||Roman “Romeopro” Romanovskiy||7|
|10||Roman “MatveichukR” Matveichuk||7|
Moorman now has his sights set on a live poker edition of the Triple Crown, which is similar to the one awarded by PocketFives. The live Triple Crown is given to anyone who wins a World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker bracelet and a European Poker Tour title. With the EPT now defunct, most consider a PokerStars Championship as the third prong on the live Triple Crown. With partypoker’s entry into the live poker world, however, we may need to add a title here as a Grand Slam.
The Essex-born star won the 2014 WPT World Poker L.A. Poker Classic for $1,015,460 and then won his first bracelet when he emerged victorious from the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event at the 2017 World Series of Poker, a result that netted him $498,682.