Chris Moorman Nears Record $10m In Online Tournament EarningsSeptember 19, 2013 2:00 pm
UK online prodigy Chris “Moorman1” Moorman has won more money from online tournaments than any other player, and currently is just $92,719 short of becoming the first internet pro to rack up $10 million in earnings. In fact, reaching such a milestone would be remarkable for even the live tournament circuit, with just 19 players having ever achieved that feat.
Over the past few years, the 28 year-old from Brighton, East Sussex in England has received numerous industry awards in recognition for his unique achievements. For instance, last year Moorman won the British Poker Awards ‘best online player’ honour for the third year in a row, and only last week also won his world-record 15th career online triple crown.
Nevertheless, being the first player to pass the $10 million mark holds great significance for the UK pro, with Moorman explaining: “Being the first person to hit $10 million in online tournament cashes is incredibly important to me. I started playing online tournaments way back in 2006, and to have continued success throughout the last seven years, especially with the ever-changing environment of the game, is more than I could have hoped for.”
That “ever-changing environment” mentioned includes increasingly well-practised and hyper-aggressive younger players dominating the action online. However, Chris Moorman has continued to be one of the games most aggressive talents and from 5,856 online cashes, has finished in the top three positions around 10% of the time, including 223 victories.
Despite all his hard efforts and time spent grinding online, Moorman says he still feels fortunate to enjoy the game as much as when he first started playing, and is looking forward to setting more records in the future.
“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,” explained Moorman.