888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman Scores Big in Barcelona

Chris Moorman may not have made an immediate impact at the World Series of Poker after being signed as the newest 888poker ambassador in June, but the UK pro now appears to have gotten into his swing after an impressive performance at the Estrellas Poker Tour in Barcelona.
Flying the flag for his sponsored site, Moorman entered a huge 3,447 player field at the €1,100 ESPT Barcelona Main Event, and amongst the notable pros then cashing in at one of the event’s 695 money places was Louis Salter in 24th (€10,930), Daniel Strelitz in 25th (€10,930), Luc Greenwood in 29th (€8,430), Christopher Frank in 36th (€6,760), Christian Jeppsson in 51st (€5,280), Scott Margereson in 66th (€4,260), Rodrigo Strong in 76th (€3,390), Carter Swidler in 94th (€3,390), and Joao Vieira in 96th (€2,690).
Moorman subsequently held the chip lead at the start of the final day’s play, a position he managed to maintain when just three players remained. Unfortunately, Moorman’s tournament ultimately came to an end after he went all-in preflop with pocket sixes having been three-bet by Teunis Kooij. The Dutch player quickly called with pocket queens, and with no help from the board Moorman had to settle for 3rd place finish worth €241,300 ($271,187) .
Teunis Kooij and French player Mohamed Samri then divided the remaining prize pool based upon ICM numbers, and after resuming play Samri beat out his last opponent to claim the title, and €353,220 ($396,970) in prize money.
Final Table Results:
1: Mohamed Samri (Fra) €353,220*
2: Teunis Kooij (Neth) €372,060*
3: Chris Moorman (UK) €241,300
4: Nicholas Newport (Ire) €202,420
5: Marius Enebakk (Nor) €163,800
6: Jean-Marc Bellini (Swiz) €125,450
7: Jerome Brion (Fra) €87,350
8: Lars Farsted (Nor) €62,300
Meanwhile, Chris Moorman boosted his live career earnings to $4,403,450, to complement the $13,475,616 he has won playing poker tournaments online. The UK pro plays at his sponsored site under the screen name “888Moorman”, with one of his most recent scores coming on August 16th at the $50,000 Volcano event, which he won for $14,605.

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