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Chris Moorman, the World's Top Online Poker Player with a £13 Million Fortune

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Posted on Friday, October 06, 2017 by "T".

The British 32-year-old, who initially kept his gambling activities a secret from his mom and told her he was stacking shelves as his part-time job, is now a multi-millionaire after he became the world's top online poker player.

Chris Moorman first played Texas Hold'em for fun and to earn some money on the sides while he was still studying at the University of Essex, and from that, he was able to accumulate £50,000 when he was just 21 years old!

Chris grew up in Basildon, Essex with his NHS worker mom Sonya and credit controller dad Simon.

After he decided to quit his economics degree, which turned out to be the best decision for him, he then went on to win a whopping €1 million in total prize pots at Cannes and LA. He went on to say that at that time, he left the casino with a million euros just stashed in his backpack!

Now, he lives a life of luxury and comfort along with his poker agent wife in Las Vegas, Nevada, after he continued to win £3 million at live events as well as over £10 million from online poker tournaments.

He said, "Winnings gradually increased over the years. It would have been nice to have a huge win early on but at the same time it kept me more level-headed. When I came second at Cannes, it was a bit surreal to win so much. There was another tournament in Italy, so I got a taxi over the border with €1 million in my backpack. That was scary. The money was easy to carry because euros come in 500 notes. I wouldn't do it again but, luckily, I got away with it."

This year's June, Chris took home $500,000 (around £375,000) after he won the WSOP (World Series of Poker) gold bracelet at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He said, "I felt on top of the world. I'd been trying to win it for 11 years so it was a great feeling. I'd worked so hard to get there and all my friends were watching, cheering me on."

Even though he is extremely wealthy now, Chris claims he has not allowed this to go to his head, saying he isn't even interested in wearing or spending on designer clothes. Instead, he enjoys spending his money and time mostly on traveling with his wife Katie chartering helicopters, paragliding off a mountain in New Zealand, and cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa.

Chris is currently 888poker's British ambassador, and he went back to his hometown this week to participate in the 888Live Festival London held at Aspers Casino in East London scheduled from October 5 to 16. The grand prize is £650,000.

Also, at the event, he is going to release his autobiography entitled "Moorman: The Inside Story of the Most Successful Online Poker Player Of All Time."

Source: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/how-british-poker-star-went-11265080

 


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7 comments for "Chris Moorman, the World''s Top Online Poker Player with a £13 Million Fortune"

 pochui10/6/2017 5:41:38 PM GMT
well 13 millions of dollaros collected from online poker while still being at 32 is quite impressive achievement. I'm pretty sure most of us poor poker players would be over the moon to land even something like 1/100th of his winnings into our accounts
 Gerimantas10/6/2017 7:29:59 PM GMT
Yes like pochui say I too think that to win 13 millions of dollars from online poker is so big amount of money that i can't even think how much money it is. And also he is very young age, 32 years old and already make millions from job he likes, this is great life!
 bowie198410/7/2017 12:57:27 AM GMT
13 million is still a lot of money - for a young guy at the age of thirty-two - but it definitely does not make him extremely wealthy. Maybe this would have been the case a good hundred years ago, but todays world extrme wealth starts at nine zeroes IMO.
 doubletop77710/7/2017 7:48:09 AM GMT
What a great story and well done to him. He seems to have come from a typical British working class background and has made a very good living playing something he loves
 CALICUL10/7/2017 10:33:52 AM GMT
This person is really a very good online poker player. With such results, clearly proves this. If you study this game very much you can get the chance to succeed beautiful performances in the world of online poker but also live. Congratulations to this man with great results in poker holdem he deserves this.
 Mober10/7/2017 6:51:07 PM GMT
Still young player that has made a fortune from online tournaments.
Yes it could have been easier for him winning that much in an earlier stage of his poker
career, but it didnt happen.
Was it like a complaint ? Cause many would trade their course of their poker careers for his Smile
 Tony_MON7ANA10/8/2017 1:41:49 PM GMT
Chris Moorman... His performance has relentlessly improved over the years. One of the essential elements of a world-class poker professional is adaptability or flexibility to a continuously evolving environment.

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