Chris Moorman Wins 21st Triple Crown and Announces Moorman's Book of Poker
Chris Moorman, the biggest winner in the history of online poker tournaments with over $11 million in earnings to date, recently managed to up his own record and win his 21st online Triple Crown.
The impressive result came after a relatively dry spell for the Brit and six months after the 29-year-old pro last won the special title awarded by PocketFives, and only five months after he became the first (and only) poker player to ever cross the $ 10 million mark in online tournament winnings. The title goes to any player who wins three major tournaments on three different sites over a period of seven days.
To secure his latest online Triple Crown, Moorman won the €10,000 Guaranteed Rebuy on the iPoker Network for $3,600, the Benjamin on Full Tilt for $6,500, and the High Roller event held on Winamax.fr — where he plays under "PaulFoltyn" — for a profit of $20,000.
"The Winamax High Roller is one of my favorite tourneys," Moorman said after the tournament was over. "I've won it four times now, two of which happened to be on a Sunday when it is much bigger."
In a recent interview with PocketFives, Moorman decided to expand on his adventure at the 2014 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and talk about his plans for the near future, which include hitting the bookstores with his first poker strategy book that was announced in January this year.
About the WSOP, where he managed to close with only one in-the-money finish, Moorman spoke about "a lack of preparation" and some bureaucratic issues that didn't allow him to sit at the tables and play his best game.
"I had some visa issues arise the week before it started," Moorman explained. "That meant that I missed the first half of the WSOP. Once I finally did arrive, I feel like I was too eager to make up for lost time and unfortunately didn't bring my A-game."
About his upcoming poker book, the British player explained that he is happy to have decided to embrace the challenge of writing one and that he has enjoyed all the efforts he had to put in it.
"Now that it's essentially finished, I'm really glad I decided to do it," Moorman said. "At first, it seemed like it was going to be a tough task to write. In all, I've written over 50,000 words, which is not a small task, but I've really enjoyed putting it together."
The book, which will be titled Moorman's Book of Poker, is slated for publication in Nov. 18, 2014 in the United States and in Europe a month later, and is supposed to help people to bring their game to the next level by profiting of the analysis of over 100 tournament hand histories played by his co-author, Byron Jacobs.
"I thought it would be interesting to look at hands and let people see it from two different perspectives," Moorman said in a PokerNews-exclusive interview published earlier this year. "I’ve been working so hard on my game for the last seven to eight years and am ready to share what I have learned with other hard-working grinders that just need a little help to keep moving forward. There is no other book like this out there, and it just seemed like a perfect fit for me"
Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for a book review to come in the near future.