From Poker Freeroller to Online Poker World #1 – All Hail Moorman1

Chris MoormanThe UK’s Chris Moorman is every poker player’s dream. In classic rags-to-riches style, he started poker online with no bankroll whatsoever and is now the most accomplished online poker player ever.

It was only after he played in a poker freeroll (free-to-enter poker tournament) coming second for a few dollars that he had the beginnings of a bankroll to work with.

Over the next few years Chris combined a lot hard work and a lot of skill to amass online poker winnings of over $10,400,000 in addition to over $2,900,000 in live-earnings since 2006 – and he’s not yet even 30 years of age!

The sickest poker player ever?

Chris started playing poker with friends while studying economics at the university of Essex. After developing his skills and his love for live poker with his friends, Chris took second place in an weekly online student freeroll for $70 giving him the beginnings of an online bankroll.

Using his aggressive style he quickly grinded up to $1/$2 cash-games where he did well, before transitioning to the world of tournament poker – and he’s never looked back.

Chris Moorman Poker Earnings & Accolades

  • His combined online lifetime total earnings Pocketfives (December 2013) is $10,447,493.
  • His live tournament earnings (2008 – 2013) from the Hendon Mob database: $2,962,569
  • Chris has won more triple crowns (awarded for outright wins in tournaments on 3 different sites in any 7 day period) than any other player tracked on Pocketfives – a huge total of 19 crowns.
  • Moorman wins a Full Tilt Poker Sunday Brawl in March 2009 for $109k.
  • Moorman final tabled the April 2009 SCOOP High Stakes Main Event for $113k.
  • Moorman won $204k in August 2009 for Event #17 of the FTOPS XIII.
  • Chris won $235k for finishing third in the March 2011 Full Tilt $2 Million $1k buy-in tournament.
  • Chris won €800,000 the 2011 World series of Europe main event – coming in 2nd to New York’s Elio Fox
  • Chris won his first FTOPS jersey in March 2013 on fulltilt for his win in FTOPS XXII Event #3 – $216 Pot-Limit Omaha.

Chris Moorman Poker-Site Screen names

Chris plays online as Moorman1 (PokerStars), MoormanI (Full-Tilt), Moorman1 (PartyPoker), 1moortime (iPoker) and as Bonjour12340 (

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