History Made As Chris "moorman1" Moorman Captures 11th Triple CrownJanuary 20, 2011 8:32 am
UK pro Chris “moorman1” Moorman has made online poker history after notching up a record 11th Triple Crown victory last week.
Things just seem to be getting better all the time for the 25 year-old English prodigy, who joined the Brunson 10 back in September, 2009. At the time Doyle Brunson himself announced:
“Moorman reminds me a lot of me, except for the British accent. He’s a poker natural, a legend in the making, and that’s why I’ve handpicked him to be the next member of The Brunson 10, my new team of elite poker players who truly are young legends of the game.”
There’s few who who could now dispute Doyle’s high praise, as in addition to his 11 Triple Crown record, Moorman has also managed to win $6,255,661 from online tournaments since July 2006.
Chris Moorman’s latest Triple Crown triumph was completed on January 18th, after he managed to win three $10,000 prize pool online tournaments across three different sites over seven days. After completing the herculean task, Moorman commented:
“It’s been a long time since I won my last one and so it was a bit of a shock that I actually managed to close it out on the last possible day this time.”
On January 11th, Moorman got the ball rolling by taking down the $300 buy-in UB.com $50,000 Guarantee, where he overcame a 157 player field to collect the $15,000 first place prize. Then on January 18th, Moorman took down both the PokerStars $50 Rebuy ($13,821) and the $150 buy-in Full Tilt $60,000 Guarantee ($18,637) to complete the task.
During that time he also impressively took down the Full Tilt $50 Cubed for $8,463, which didn’t count towards the Triple Crown as he had already won a tournament at Full Tilt during that seven day period.
After his stunning Triple Crown victory, Moorman is currently lying 15th in the the Yearly PocketFives.com Leaderboard (PLB), a competition he won back in 2009. Moorman said he now intends to go after the title once more, providing he gets a good Sunday score under his belt:
“I’m back enjoying poker and enjoying the challenge of the ever-changing game. I wasn’t enjoying it that much and was getting too frustrated when I lost, so I definitely didn’t play my A-game for a while last year. …just needed to cut my volume for a while and regroup; I came back a stronger player for it,” commented Moorman.