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Mar 02, 2013

Poker Legend Chris Moorman adds Record 13th Triple Crown

By RTR Dennis

Chris Moorman

When it comes to online poker tournaments, nobody is better than Chris “Moorman1” Moorman. The Brit has collected $8,928,132 in online tourneys since 2006, which is easily a record. And Moorman added another impressive mark to his stellar career after winning an unprecedented 13th “Triple Crown.” Let’s continue discussing this historic achievement along with what exactly the Triple Crown is.

Ending the Drought
If you’re unfamiliar with online poker’s Triple Crown, this refers to winning a major tournament on three different sites within three days. Each tournament must include at least a $10,000 prize pool and the field size must be 100 players or more.

As mentioned before, Moorman has accomplished this very difficult task 13 times. However, he’d been in a bit of a draught in recent years, having not achieved a Triple Crown since 2011. But the Brighton native ended this draught in February of 2013 after winning the following tournaments:

  • Full Tilt $30k Guarantee on February 9th – Moorman beat out a 117-player field to win this $300 buy-in event along with a $9,828 prize.

  • Party Poker $15k Guarantee on February 11th – He overcame a 152-player field to take down this $100 buy-in tournament and collect $3,939.

  • PokerStars $30k Guaranteed (Turbo 2X Chance) on February 12th – Moorman added his third title in four days after defeating a 394-player field to win $12,016 in this $109 buy-in event.
Furthering the Record
Thanks to yet another Triple Crown, Chris Moorman now had three more than his next closest competition, Hungary’s Peter “Belabacsi” Traply (10 Triple Crowns), and four more than Mickey “mementmori” Petersen (9 Triple Crowns).

As you can see, Moorman is definitely a very accomplished online poker player. But what about his live career? Well, the Brit doesn’t dedicate as much time to the live scene, but he does have $2,700,162 in career winnings. Here’s a quick look at some of his biggest live tournament scores:

2011 Aussie Millions Main Event – 7th place, $173,079
2011 WSOP $2,500 Limit Hold’em – 3rd place, $271,800
2011 WSOP $10,000 LHE Championship 6-Handed – 2nd place, $716,282
2011 WSOPE €10,000 Main Event – 2nd place, $1,068,690
2012 EPT Berlin €10,000 NLHE 8-Handed Re-entry – 2nd place, $189,124

EDIT: The Triple Crown is an achievement defined by PocketFives - find out more by visiting their dedicated Triple Crown page here - and check out the PocketFives Chris Moorman page for more stats on this poker pro.