Chris "Moorman1" Moorman Wins First Live Tournament

Britain’s Chris “Moorman1” Moorman has won $7,795,934 playing tournaments online including 11-Triple Crowns, making him the most successful online tournament specialist in history.
More recently, the 26 year-old has turned his talent to the live arena and has since notched up a further $2,440,512 in winnings. Most of these came in 2011, though, when he placed 3rd in the WSOP $2,500 NL event for $271,800, 2nd in the WSOP $10k Six Handed Event for $716,282, and 2nd in the WSOP Europe €10k Main Event for €800,000  ($1,068,690). 
However, despite his impressive live earnings, the top online tournament pro had still to bag his first live event and said winning a live tourney was number one on his 2012 wish list. As Moorman wrote on his blog back on January 5th:
“I’ve been making this one of my goals for years it seems but this is probably the first year I really believe I can do it. Last years run good in the live arena gave me a lot more confidence in my live game and although I havent made massive adjustments in my overall game I feel like a couple of tweaks I’ve made had really made a difference but most of all its nice to win big races live 🙂 Hopefully I will have learnt to play HU when I get the chance again!”
Now Chris Moorman can put that particular ghost to rest after taking down the $1k Turbo Event on the sidelines of the EPT Madrid yesterday. In the competition, Moorman beat a host of pros, including fellow Brit JP Kelly, to eventually lift the title, and later announced via Facebok:
“Finally won a live tourney it only took 6 years!!!! 1k turbo with bounties for 21k + 14k in bounties. Epic hu battle which lasted over an hour. Now gonna go celebrate without any alcohol! — with Jason Koon.”
Congratulations to Chris Moorman on his live tournament win, which may now bode well for his 2012 WSOP campaign which gets underway on June 5th.

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