Chris Moorman Still Passionate About PokerSeptember 1, 2016 11:33 am
Ten years into his professional poker career, Chris Moorman is already a legend of the game having amassed $4,409,823 playing live tournaments, and a further $13,494,184 online, including winning a record 25 Triple Crowns. Despite his incredible achievements, though, the 31-years-old UK pro says that he still has a great deal of passion for the game, although the buzz he now gets playing is different from the one he first got when he started out in poker. Elaborating further, the 888poker Ambassador stated:
“There are definitely a lot of pluses to poker. Sure, it’s not as easy at it once was, but you can still make a good living, and certainly an enjoyable one. So for now, I’m still stuck on poker.”
When Moorman won his first couple of hundred dollars playing poker online, he said that he thought it was the “coolest things ever” to be able to make money playing games. He then proceeded to develop his aggressive style with the help of poker mentors David Gent and Paul Foltyn, while still finding time to pass an economics degree at the University of Essex.
After telling his parents about his new chosen career path, his father gave him six months to prove to him that it was a wise choice. Moorman’s burgeoning six figure bankroll did the job nicely, thus piquing the interest of his father who even tapped his son for knowledge so that he could get in on the action, too. Eventually, Moorman made the transition from cash games to tournaments, and as he explained to pokernews recently:
“When I first started winning playing cash, I would have a good session, make $1,000, and buy a new TV or something. It was exciting, but after a while, I had bought everything I was going to buy, and the excitement wore off. It was just money going into the bank. Tournaments brought a new adrenaline rush, and then I discovered Pocket Fives and became obsessed with moving up the rankings.”
However, it was not just the money that motivated Moorman to move up the poker ranks, but the fact that a higher level of exposure enabled him to contact and discuss strategy with some of the best players in the world. Needless to say, such interactions only served to spur his results to greater heights, and the rest, as they say is history.
As well as has online prowess, Moorman has also achieved further success in the live arena, including winning the 2014 WPT LA Poker Classic for $1,015,460. Other lucrative endeavors he has undertaken over the years includes profitably staking players, such as Jason Koon, and Mohsin Charania. Playing online, however, still remains his first priority, and talking about what the future may hold, Moorman explained:
“There are many sports where it’s easy to see your time is done, when you physically can’t do the same things you once did after you hit a certain age. That’s not really the case in poker. You can be successful when you’re much older, even when it’s hard to find as much time to play. You can still have the edge you gain from all that experience, the trick is to use that as an advantage.”