The Brit won the 2017 WSOP Event #27: $3,000 NL Hold’em 6-max event along with $498,682. In addition to collecting his first bracelet, Moorman also runs his career winnings to $5,126,882.
Most of Moorman’s winnings have come online, where he’s earned $14,053,767 under the name “Moorman1.” In fact, this is the most tourney earnings by any poker player in history. But Moorman explained that it’s more exciting to win in a live setting.
“I feel like any time you win live, it’s just a lot more real,” he explained. “All your friends are there celebrating with you and particularly a lot of my online success was when I was living in the UK 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.”
959 players turned out for Event #27, including plenty of famous players. Notable pros who finished high include: Vanessa Selbst (56th, $6,191), Kyle Cartwright (47th, $8,165), David Sands (42nd, $9,665), Nacho Barbero (19th, $18,019), Samantha Cohen in 17th ($23,029), and Pratyush Buddiga (11th, $29,974).
Moorman met Brazil’s Bernardo Dias in the head-up portion after knocking out John Gorsuch (5th) and Steve Sung (4th) during the final table. The two played nearly 100 hands before Moorman eliminated Dias. The Brazilian open-shoved with K-T, but Moorman had A-K and would win the hand.
Now, the Brit hopes for greater success moving forward in the 2017 WSOP.
“The series is still young, there are plenty of more events out there,” said Moorman. “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.”
2017 WSOP $3,000 NL Hold’em 6-max Final Table
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