Chris Moorman Captures First Career Bracelet at WSOP 2017June 19, 2017 8:46 am
Chris Moorman has added to his impressive list of accolades by taking down WSOP Event #27: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed champion for $498,682. As a result, the 31 year-old Brit now boasts a WSOP bracelet to compliment the WPT title he won back in 2015, with his live career earnings now reaching $5,126,882.
Usually, the 888poker ambassador is more used to showcasing his talent online, having amassed $14,053,767 under the screen name Moorman1, more so than any other player in the history of the game. Following his latest victory at the Rio in Las Vegas, an exuberant Moorman explained:
“I feel like anytime you win live, it’s just a lot more real. All your friends are there celebrating with you and particularly a lot of my online success was when I was living in the U.K. I would be playing all through the night and maybe win a tournament about five or six in the morning and I would just be there on my own.”
Event #27 attracted a field of 959 players to create a prize pool worth $498,682, and amongst the recognizable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Vanessa Selbst in 56th ($6,191), Kyle Cartwright in 47th ($8,165), David Sands in 42nd ($9,665), Nacho Barbero in 19th ($18,019), Samantha Cohen in 17th ($23,029), James Chen in 14th ($23,029), and Pratyush Buddiga in 11th ($29,974).
Chris Moorman then eliminated John Gorsuch (5th), and 2-time WSOP bracelet winner Steve Sung (4th) on his way to a heads-up encounter with Brazil’s Bernardo Dias for the title. Almost 100 hands would subsequently be played before Dias opened shoved holding K-10 into the A-K of his opponent. With no help from the board, Dias then had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $308,166, while Moorman secured his first coveted gold bracelet. Looking ahead to the rest of the Series, Moorman commented:
“The series is still young, there are plenty of more events out there. I’ve already had three cashes, including this one, and I feel great and confident. Hopefully, I can make a final table and if not, hopefully, some more Brits do and I can be on the rail and support them and I would be just as happy, to be honest.”
Final Table Results:
1: Chris Moorman $498,682
2: Bernardo Dias $308,166
3: Michael Gagliano $210,139
4: Steve Sung $145,634
5: John Gorsuch $102,605
6: Max Silver $73,510