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Chris Moorman Pads His Bankroll With $250,000
Chris Moorman is one of the biggest winners in online poker tournaments. The popular British pro has more than $16 million in earnings. Moorman now has another $251,828 in his bankroll after taking down yet another major event.
Some 3,319 players bought into this weekend’s High Roller MILLION$ tournament at GGPoker. This resulted in a $1,659,500 prize pool, much larger than the advertised $1,500,000 guarantee. Only 491 of those starters made it through to Day 2 and 350 of those bagged some cash.
Superstars including Bryan Paris, Andras Nemeth, Isaac Haxton, and Daniel Dvoress cashed. A min-cash weighed in at $1,199 and this swelled to $14,289 when the nine-handed final table was reached.
Moorman On Course For Yet Another Victory
The High Roller MILLION$ final table is usually packed full of big names. This week’s had some talented players at it, but Moorman was definitely the standout star.
Canada’s “cbkme” fell in ninth for $14,289 before “guysneves” crashed out and banked $20,854.
Polish grinder “KennyKaarten” and America’s Seth Davies fell in seventh and sixth place. The prizes for those finishes weighed in at $30,435 and $44,418 respectively.
Moorman had his sights set on another top three finish, something he’s managed almost 1,000 times. He came closer to achieving another top three when India’s “Oye Como Va” busted in fifth for $64,825.
“shreeOHM”, Moorman’s fellow Brit, fell in fourth for a $94,608 score, the last prize not to weigh in at six-figures.
Heads-up was set when “donkey” of Brazil ran out of luck. $138,073 is what third-place was worth.
“SolverJail” and Moorman fought it out heads-up but not before striking a deal to less the pay jumps. The deal secured $243,769 for SolverJail and left a few thousand dollars for the eventual champion. Moorman got his hands on that extra cash and won yet another online event. This victory, the 412th recorded of his career, saw his bankroll swell by $251,828.
High Roller MILLION$ Final Table Results
|1||Chris Moorman||United Kingdom||$251,828*|
|5||Oye Como Va||India||$64,825|
*reflects a heads-up deal
The Legendary British Superstar
Moorman is a living legend of the game, one who is surely destined for the Poker Hall of Fame. He started his online poker career as a cash game player before moving to tournaments.
His first recorded online cash came in February 2006. Moorman finished fifth in a $216 NL Hold’em event at Full Tilt for $13,062 He has since gone on to accumulate more than $16.7 million in online winnings.
Moorman’s largest online cash weighs in at $398,393. This was his reward for a runner-up finish in the $5,000 NL Hold’em 6-Max Championship earlier this year. This latest score is Moorman’s second-largest in the online realm.
He is no slouch in the live poker arena too. Winnings of $5,942,729 show he can adapt to a live setting with ease.
Two of his live scores are for seven-figures. Moorman finished second to Elio Fox in the 2011 WSOP Europe Main Event for €800,000 ($1,068,690). The Brit revealed he actually won more because he struck an unofficial deal with Fox when heads-up. It was Moorman’s second second-place finish in a WSOP event that year.
Another seven-figure prize came his way three years later when he became a World Poker Tour champion. Winning the WPT L.A. Poker Classic in Los Angeles netted the superstar $1,015,460.
Moorman finally got his hands on a WSOP bracelet in 2017. He triumphed in the $3,000 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event and took home $498,682. It is only a matter of time that 888poker ambassador gets his hands on another WSOP bracelet.