To put it lightly, Chris “Moorman1” Moorman is an online poker phenom. Born in Brighton, UK, he attended Essex University, where he began playing poker in home games with his friends. Before long he found online poker and, since winning $70 in a freeroll tournament, he hasn’t looked back.
Initially a mid-stakes cash game player, Moorman’s career really took off when he started playing multi-table tournaments. At just 23 years of age, he has an incredible list of accolades. In 2008, after final tabling Full Tilt Poker’s $750K Guarantee for $36K, Chris took over the #1 position in the PocketFives.com online tournament player rankings. He also owns the record for most PocketFives Triple Crowns and won the Monthly PLB in both April and December of 2009.
Moorman’s run of online poker scores over the last year is rivaled only by the perennially #1 ranked gboro780. He chopped the FTOPS XIII Event #17 $300 rebuy for $204,000 in August ’09. He’s won the Absolute and Full Tilt Poker $1Ks and has a chop in the Sunday Second Chance on Stars. In February of 2010, he won the PokerStars $100 Sunday rebuy for $88,200 and, most recently, he took down the Full Tilt Sunday Brawl for $109,600.
On the live tournament circuit, Chris has yet to break out the way most people expected him to, but he’s still incredibly young. As a true testament to how much of a positive impact being around great players can be, Chris’s father, Simon, won an event that Chris put him in despite having limited live poker experience. In fact, Moorman senior’s $100K cash is much bigger than any live score the younger Moorman has ever had!
In an interview with us back in 2008, Chris had these words of wisdom for beginning players: “Don’t try to move up too fast. Obviously, there are going to be other people, like some of your friends, playing higher games and they’re going to have bigger wins and you’ll be jealous, but you need to move up gradually. When you’re a big winner at the level you’re at, you can move up.”
Moorman1 plays online at most of the major sites and is a member of the DoylesRoom “Brunson 10”.