Chris Moorman: Pickleball, Poker And Pursuing A Six-Minute Mile

Chris Moorman is a PocketFives Legacy Award Winner and former #1-ranked online player in the world.

With the postponement of the World Series of Poker, and live poker taking a back seat in general, we decided to check in on some of the 888poker ambassadors to see how they are coping with quarantine, how they are passing the time away from the live felt, and what they are most looking forward to when the coast is finally clear.

Former #1-ranked online player in the world Chris Moorman is one of the most respected and successful online tournament players of all-time. He was the first player in history to break through the $10 million lifetime earnings mark and by continually grinding he currently sits at #3 on the All-Time Online Money List with over $16.4 million in cashes.

Moorman continues to hold the record for the most career Triple Crowns and in 2019 PocketFives Editor-in-chief Lance Bradley presented Moorman with the PocketFives Legacy Award at the Global Poker Awards for his achievements in both online and live poker.

An 888poker ambassador since 2016, Moorman has represented the online site in events all over the world including the last 888poker LIVE London Festival, where he took down the series’ High Roller Event for over $34,000 putting him just $67,000 short of $6 million in total live earnings.

Other than poker, what activity have you missed the most since the lockdown began?

Playing pickleball with my friends. For anyone who doesn’t know what that is, it’s essentially mini tennis and anyone can pick up the game pretty quickly.

What’s the best TV show or movie you’ve discovered during lockdown? 

Upload on Amazon Prime has been a guilty pleasure of mine. Even though it’s pretty cheesy, I ended up binging it hard. Like everyone else, I’ve also been watching The Last Dance to get my sports fix.

What is the biggest frustration you’ve had during lockdown?

I’ve not really had any to be honest. I’m pretty lucky to be at home with my wife so I haven’t been too lonely. Also, I don’t have to worry about certain things that a lot of people do, such as losing a job, so it’s important to realize how lucky you are even if it can be a bit annoying being stuck at home all the time.

What’s the one thing about live poker that used to tilt you that all of a sudden you miss?

The awful ‘funny’ poker stories people come up with at the tables that really aren’t funny at all.

What have you found to be a silver lining surrounding quarantine?

The amount of online poker action has been insane and has felt a bit like the glory years pre-Black Friday playing for big money with soft fields.

How are you using this time to work on your poker game?

Mainly by playing at the moment as the action is just too good.

What is something new that you have learned or are trying to learn during lockdown?

Not necessarily something I’ve learned but I’m trying to get better at running with my goal eventually by the end of the year is to run a 6-minute mile.

What’s the first place you’re going to travel to once we’re able to?

Probably back home to London to see all of my family. Fortunately, I was just there in January so the gap shouldn’t be too long