Chris Moorman: King of Online Poker Tournaments

October 11, 2013

British poker pro Chris Moorman is an online poker phenomenon in and of himself, recently reaching an unprecedented lifetime career $10 million in online poker tourney cashes. The 28-year-old has had almost 6,000 online poker cashes on PokerStars, PartyPoker, Full Tilt Poker, and the iPoker Network over the past seven years—a feat no other poker player has accomplished. Furthermore, he has 15 online poker triple crowns meaning that he’s won three online tournaments on three different sites within a week’s time 15 times throughout his career. In total, he has finished in the top three places in online poker tournaments 546 times, finishing first place 223 of those times. Moorman’s biggest online payout was for $235K.

In addition to his online winnings, he has earned about $3 million in live poker events including 19 WSOP cashes, the best of those being a second place finish in 2011 in the $10K NLH Six Handed Championship. Moorman doesn’t let the success all go to his head though. He remains humble and grateful for his gift.

On making the $10 million mark, he says, “I’ve seen many incredibly successful players get burned out over the years, but thankfully I continue to enjoy the game more than ever. To be able to wake up and get to do something I love every day makes me feel truly blessed. I feel that the 10 million mile stone is a testament to my dedication and ultimate passion for the game of poker and challenging myself to be the best that I can be.”

The second most successful player in online poker tournaments is Jon “PearlJammer” Turner, who has about $7 million in winnings, according to PocketFives. As far as cash games go, Phil Ivey is at about $17 million, and Patrik Antonius at just over $11 million.


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