Chris Moorman lands his inaugural WSOP bracelet

Arguably the greatest player left without one, Moorman rights a career wrong by taking down the $3,000 Six Max No Limit Hold'em Event.

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UK poker legend Chris Moorman scored his first WSOP bracelet on Friday night when he finished first in the $3,000 six-max no-limit hold’em event. He was rewarded with a $498,682 first-place prize that tops his live earnings up to more than $5.1 million overall.

The 31-year-old is already a World Poker Tour champion and has proved to be one of the most prolific online poker players of all time where he has earned another $14 million, making a bracelet win one of the last remaining career goals left.

Moorman had come close on several occasions previously, both back in 2011 when he came runner up in the $10,000 Six Max No Limit hold’em event for $716,282 and the WSOP Europe main event for a further $1,068,690. He now sits eighth on England’s all-time money list.

Afterwards, Moorman told WSOP officials;

“It's kind of surreal.” “Any time you win live, it's like it's a lot more 'real'. Particularly since a lot of my online success was when I was living in the UK., and I would be playing all through the night, and maybe win a tournament about five or six in the morning. I would just be there on my own, maybe talking with friends on Skype online, but the money goes into your account. You don't see the money in front of you; you don't have anyone celebrating. I don't know – it's just a great feeling when you win [live].”

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
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  • sherriffatman


    The first of many hopefully! :)
  • SDK1987


    That would be nice for him, but with his online record it should be a question of time.