888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman’s Five Career-Best Performances


Chris Moorman took down the 2014 LA Poker Classic Main Event and earned his first major live win in the process. (WPT photo)

Chris ‘moorman1’ Moorman is a god walking among mortals. His list of poker accomplishments would make nearly any competitor blush and his combination of online and live results is nearly unmatched. We asked Moorman, an 888poker Ambassador, to compile his top-five career cashes and provide some commentary on what made those scores special.

1. 2014 LA Poker Classic: This win marked the first major live victory for Moorman. After years of coming up short of victory at live final tables, Moorman finally broke through in one of the most prestigious tournaments of the year. In a talented field of 534 players, Moorman beat a final table that included Glenn Lafaye and Michael Rocco to win the tournament and first place prize of over $1,000,000. Moorman notes that this achievement is his personal favorite as it was a “comeback win” and he did it in front of his wife and friends.

2. 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event: Moorman notched his first career seven-figure cash in Cannes, France and earned his largest payout of $1,068,000 by finishing runner-up to Elio Fox. Aside from Fox, Moorman was joined at a final table of competitors that include Shawn Buchanan, Jake Cody, Max Silver, and Patrik Antonius at what Moorman calls an “incredibly tough final table.” Additionally, the cash helped Moorman out during a self-described “backing downswing.”

3. 2011 World Series of Poker $10,000 Six Max: The World Series of Poker bracelet has always eluded Moorman and June 2011 marked his first opportunity to nail down one of the best prizes in poker. Moorman fell shy of his goal to Joe ‘ender555’ Ebanks but earned $716,000 in the process. A big theme of Moorman’s best results is the quality of competition surrounding him at the final table and this time was no different. Moorman was circled by future bracelet winners Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Taylor ‘taypuar’ Paur, Tristan Wade, and Mike ‘SowersUNCC’ Sowers. Six years after the fact, Moorman is the only player without a bracelet from the final table, but overall, he is pleased with how he played in a “tough field” and in front of a British rail.

4. 2011 Aussie Millions Main Event: The trend of 2011 being the best year of Moorman’s live career continues with the cash that kicked it all off. Moorman started his 2011 by making the trip to the other side of the globe for Aussie Millions. In another stacked field, Moorman made his way to the final table. Moorman outlasted soon-to-be familiar nemesis Antonius and Sorel ‘Imper1um’ Mizzi before bowing out in seventh place. Moorman earned $173,000 for the score in what he says was his first major live final table cash.

5. FTOPS $1K Monday $2 Million: Moorman is nearing the $14,000,000 mark in career online tournament earnings and his bronze medal in this Full Tilt Poker multi-entry event earned him his largest score in that arena of $235,592. Moorman finished just behind Sowers, who made the final table with two entries and took down first, along with second place finisher Jonathan ‘FieryJustice’ Little. Out of Moorman’s 9,000+ online cashes he has only a single result over $200,000, which shows how remarkably consistent he has been through the years.

The one major result that eludes Moorman is a deep run in the World Series of Poker Main Event. Moorman currently shows only one career cash in the Main Event and that fact weighs on him despite all of his other stellar accomplishments.

“Unfortunately I haven’t had the success that I’ve wanted to in the past in this but my desire to do well in it has not diminished and has actually increased over time. Hopefully, I get one legitimate shot at taking it down in my career.”

Based on the other results accumulated over the course of his career, the odds are high for Moorman to make a deep run toward the November Nine before he rides off into the sunset.

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