Chris Moorman Wins 2014 WPT LA Poker Classic For $1,015,460

Chris Moorman Wins 2014 WPT LA Poker Classic For $1,015,460 UK online prodigy Chris “Moorman1” Moorman has claimed his first major live tournament title, after taking down the WPT LAPC $10k Main Event for a cool $1,015,460. On his way to victory, the 28 year-old pro bested a huge field of 534 players over six days to lift the prestigious World Poker Tour trophy.
On the last day of action at the Commerce Casino, Moorman entered the final table second in chips (106bb) to Michael Rocco (187 bb), with other players in contention including Patrick Bruel (76 bb), Josh Neufeld (64 bb), Glenn Lafaye (61 bb), and a short-stacked Adam Friedman (38 bb).
After Glenn Lafaye (A-J) dispatched Adam Friedman (4-4) to the rail in 6th ($200,440), Chris Moorman (10-10) did likewise to Josh Neufeld (A-10) in 5th for $264,520. A little while later and Moorman was at it again, this time calling Patrick Bruel’s (Kc-8c) all-in shove on a 2c-8s-Jh flop holding Ac-Jc. The turn and river did nothing to improve Bruel’s hand, who then exited in 4th for $332,190.
Next, Michael Rocco raised his last 2 million all-in holding A-8 only to be called in two spots against Moorman (10-10) and Glenn Lafaye (Qd-Jd). The board subsequently rolled out K-Q-J-3-A to eliminate Michael Rocco in 3rd ($423,440), and usher in the heads-up phase of the tournament with Moorman enjoying a narrow 8.2 million to 7.7 million chip advantage over Lafaye.
After a tough final battle, Moorman was then able to stretch his lead to 5 to 1 before the defining hand was played with Lafaye (5-4) going all-in on a J-7-6 flop. Moorman with pocket aces snap called and with a Q and 5 falling on turn and river, Glenn Lafaye finished the runner-up for $662,840, while Moorman was crowned the LAPC champion 2014. The Brit was also awarded an entry into next month’s $15,400 WPT World Championship in Atlantic City.
Final Table Results:
1: Chris Moorman – $ 1,015,460
2: Glenn Lafaye – $ 662,840
3: Michael Rocco – $ 423,440
4: Patrick Bruel – $ 332,190
5: Josh Neufeld – $ 264,520
6: Adam Friedman – $ 200,440

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