Chris Moorman is a British professional poker player residing in Brighton. Moorman is mostly famous for his results at the online poker tables playing under the nickname “Moorman1” and for his memorable performance at the 2011 World Series of Poker when he made three final tables, including the second place finish at the WSOP Europe €10,000 Main Event in Cannes, France.
Moorman was born in 1985. He started playing poker online and built his bankroll from scratch. He took off by placing second in an online freeroll for $70 and things went on from there. He boasts a record of $7.5 million in online winnings, while his live tournament earnings exceed $2.7 million. Most of Moorman's live cashes came in 2011 when he made three WSOP final tables including two runner-up finishes.
World Series of Poker
Although Moorman's first WSOP cash came in 2008, it wasn't until 2011 that he became a notable on the live tournament circuit. He started the year by final tabling the Aussie Millions Main Event and then went to Las Vegas for the summer where he cashed in five events making two final table runs. Moorman finished third in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed event for more than $270,000 and then bested his record by reaching the runner-up position in the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed Championship collecting more than $700,000.
Just after the World Series in Vegas, Moorman traveled to Cannes, France for the WSOP Europe. Moorman scored his second runner-up finish in the Main Event taking home €800,000. A year later, in 2012 Moorman came back to Vegas for three more cashes including the 358th place finish in the Main Event for more than $30,000.
Chris Moorman's Top 5 WSOP Results
|2011||$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed Championship||2nd||$716,282|
|2011||WSOPE €10,000 Main Event||2nd||€800,000 ($1,068,690)|
|2011||$2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed||3rd||$271,800|
|2011||$5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha / Six Handed||11th||$30,024|
|2010||WSOPE £2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed||12th||£9,608 ($14,822)|
European Poker Tour
Moorman has a total of three European Poker Tour money finishes on his record. He first cashed in an EPT event in 2011 in Prague when he placed 15th in the €5,000 Main Event for €23,000. The very next year, in 2012 Moorman added two more, €21,050 for winning the €2,000 8 Max Bounty event in Madrid, and €145,200 for the second place finish at the EPT Berlin €10,000 8 Max Re-Entry event.
Chris Moorman's Top 3 EPT Results
|2012||Madrid €2,000 8 Max Bounty||1st||€21,050|
|2012||Berlin €10,000 8 Max Re-Entry||2nd||€145,200|
|2011||Prague €5,000 Main Event||15th||€23,000|
In 2011 Moorman made the Aussie Millions Main Event Final Table. He finished the tournament in 7th place collecting A$175,000 in cash. He is also known for winning some of the biggest online tournaments as well as scoring multiple six-figure cashes.
After his incredible performance at the live tournament tables in 2011 Moorman signed a sponsorship deal with the Lock Poker online poker site and became a member of Lock's Pro Elite.
Did you know?
- In 2011 Moorman came very close to becoming the WSOP Player of the Year, but eventually lost the race to Ben Lamb.
- Moorman is considered to be one of the most successful online tournament poker players. According to some sources, his online tournament winnings exceed $7.5 million.
- Moorman captained his University billiards team to the UK National Championship in his Senior year.