Moorman Surpasses $15M in Online Poker Cashes
Chris Moorman hits poker milestones so often that it often seems redundant to see articles about yet another one of them. While the British poker pro has accomplished much in the live poker realm, his online successes are often the ones that break records and show his poker prowess.
The latest accomplishment for Moorman came last weekend when he won another online poker tournament. That victory put him over the $15 million mark for lifetime online poker tournament cashes as shown by PocketFives, where he first registered in May 2006.
During the summer when poker seems to be everywhere, Moorman was at the top of his game.
Poker Career Highlights
It’s no exaggeration to say that Moorman’s life has been filled with competitions he sought and challenges he willingly accepted.
The Brit learned bridge at the age of 11 and went on to lead his country in a national competition. He took up pool while he obtained his economics degree from Essex University, became the captain of his college team, and took them on to win the National University Championship. And during his travels for pool, he found online poker.
The challenge of learning the intricacies of online poker was a perfect fit for Moorman, who spent countless hours online as he finished his Essex studies. Instead of pursuing a career with his degree in mind, he pursued poker, took care of his student loans, and began to make a name for himself in the online poker world.
Upon turning 21, Moorman took some of his online skills to the live tournament tables and found some success through the years. But it wasn’t until 2011 that he really began to stand out, making final tables that year at the Aussie Millions Main Event and World Series of Poker. He took down a European Poker Tour side event in 2012 and captured the World Poker Tour’s L.A. Poker Classic Main Event in 2014 for his first million-dollar live win. But it wasn’t until 2017 that he won his first WSOP gold bracelet when he took down the $3K NLHE 6-Handed event for nearly $500K.
As of mid-July 2018, Moorman has accumulated more than $5.6 million in live tournament winnings.
All the while, however, he continued grinding online and setting records. In February 2013, Moorman became the first online player to cross the $10 million mark in tournament earnings, leaving a gap of more than $2.5 million between himself and the next person on the leaderboard. And grinding was the way he did it, as none of his individual online wins eclipsed $250K. By that time, he had already won 15 Triple Crown titles as well, which are awarded to players who win three multi-table tournaments on three different online poker sites within the same week per buy-in and field stipulations.
Three years later to the month, Moorman hit $13 million in online career earnings. Since that time, however, he moved to the United States and played significantly less online than in past years. He did still travel to play, grinding away at more records, albeit at a slower pace. He also became an ambassador for 888poker, giving him more opportunities to travel and compete both live and online.
And on July 16, just past 12:30am, Moorman tweeted his latest success, crossing the $15 million mark for online tournament cashes by winning an event on the WSOP online site in Nevada. The tournament had 72 players and 53 rebuys in the $25K GTD Sunday 6-Max NLHE, and he won $16,929 for first place.
— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) July 16, 2018
At the same time, Moorman shows 28 Triple Crown awards to his credit as well.
The vast majority of cashes for Moorman have happened on PokerStars, which traditionally offered the larger tournaments through the years. But in addition to the $7.5 million on PokerStars, he also shows more than $3.8 million on Full Tilt Poker, primarily from the years before Black Friday, more than $1 million on PartyPoker and $600K on the offshore, US-facing Winning Poker Network, and several hundred thousand dollars on 888poker.
Not Always at the Computer
While Moorman undoubtedly enjoys life where he currently lives in Las Vegas, he also spends quite a lot of time in front of the computer, playing online poker. It is not only his job but his passion.
The summer is a different story, though. His ambassadorship with 888poker has put him in the spotlight, so he did play more live tournaments this summer showing off the 888poker logo. And it wasn’t a bad summer for him at all. He won an event at the Wynn Summer Classic and cashed in 11 WSOP bracelet events, only one of which was an online event.
Moorman’s diversity within the world of poker makes him a force no matter where he plays. His next achievement is likely to be in online poker, but one never knows with this poker pro.
Times are tough…
— David Tuchman (@TuckonSports) July 13, 2018