888poker has some of the world’s best poker players on its books as ambassadors. This elite group of players frequent the online poker tables of 888poker, and in live events around the world, flying the 888poker flag as they do so.
One such player, Chris Moorman, only recently signed as an 888poker ambassador, and the badge seems to have brought him luck judging by how earlier this week he added €241,300 to his lifetime live tournament winnings, taking his impressive total to more than $4.4 million.
Moorman was one of 3,447 players competing in the €1,100 ESPT Barcelona Main Event this week, and was one of the nine players to make it through to the final day’s play.
First to bust from the final table was Ireland’s Dan Wilson, a player with almost $50,000 winnings at 888poker where he plays under the alias “xXGlamBabeXx.”
Lars Farstad of Norway then fell in eighth-place, and he was followed to the rail by Jerome Brion of France, Switzerland’s Jean-Marc Bellini, and another Norwegian in the shape of Marius Enebakk.
Fourth-place, and its €202,420 prize went to another familiar face at the 888poker tournament tables, that of Nicholas “YerSoLucky” Newport, a player with more than $160,000 winnings at the 888poker virtual felt. Newport saw his queen-jack fail to improve against a pair of fours to bust in fourth-place.
With only three players remaining, Moorman won a big pot to climb to the top of the chip counts, but he lost a coin flip with ace-ten against the nines of Mohamed Samri, and was headed for the rail less than ten-minutes later.
Moorman’s exit came during the 400,000/800,000/100,000a level and saw Moorman raise to 1.7 million with a pair of red sixes on the button. Teunis Kooij responded with a 4.8 million three-bet from the small blind, and Samri folded from the big blind.
Thirty-seconds later, Moorman shipped in his 26 million chip stack, a bet Kooij instantly called to put Moorman at risk of elimination. And at risk he was because Kooij held a pair of red queens, leaving Moorman drawing thin.
A king-high flop took away any slight hopes of a straight for Moorman, and when the turn and river were both black sevens, Moorman’s incredible run was over.
The €241,300 Moorman collected for this impressive finish is the fifth-largest live tournament score of his career to date. The largest weighs in at €800,000 ($1,068,690), which was Moorman’s reward for finishing second in the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, narrowly besting the $1,015,460 Moorman banked for triumphing in the 2014 World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic.
While Moorman was disappointed not to add another tournament title to his already impressive resume, there is no doubt we will see him and his 888poker badge at many final tables in the coming months.
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