When it comes to momentum, Andrew Moreno has it.
In May, he finished sixth in the MSPT Sycuan Casino in San Diego for $20,281, and then placed 22nd in June’s MSPT Venetian $1,600 Main Event for $18,627. Just four days later, he broke through with a win when he took down the Venetian DeepSTack Championship Poker Series Event #58: $1,100 UltimateStack for $127,740, the fourth-largest score of his career.
In 2015, he finished 28th in the WSOP Main Event for $211,821, and a year later took sixth in the 2016 WSOP Event #41: $1,500 Monster Stack for a current career-high $219,632. In March 2019, Moreno came close to WSOP gold again when he finished runner-up to Sean Yu in the WSOP Circuit Bicycle Casino $1,700 Main Event for $130,295.
All told, Moreno has $1,056,155 in lifetime earnings according to The Hendon Mob.
Just before the Wynn Millions began, Moreno posted the following on social media:
“In April I decided to I wanted to really focus on playing and studying live poker tournaments. I created two main goals for myself. The first was to move my career earnings to over $1million dollars. I accomplished that with my most recent win at the venetian $1,100 buy in where I bested a field of 637 players and took home $127,740.
“The second goal I have this year is to get that illusive 7 figure cash I’ve been chasing. To help me accomplish this I secured a tournament coach (wishes to remain nameless) that I am very excited about working with. A special thank you to Kristy Moreno. We’re such a great team together. I’m beyond grateful to share in parenthood with you. See you soon little man. Oh, and by the way, you’ve already cashed in a tournament and been in a winners photo with your parents. So please remember we are cool when you’re a teenager.”
Moreno is very close to checking off his second goal and only time will tell if he’s able to do it in the Wynn Millions.