Chris Moorman is the most decorated player in online poker tournament history, with more than $13 million in winnings and a record 25 triple crowns (when a player wins three different tournaments on three different poker networks over the course of any seven-day period). So it’s no surprise that he would be in demand to represent a prominent Internet site like 888poker.
On Thursday, 888poker, the second-largest online poker site in the world, announced that it had signed Moorman as a member of Team 888poker, and that the man from the UK would represent the site moving forward, including at the 2016 World Series of Poker and this fall at the 888Live event at London’s Aspers.
Moorman won’t be hard to find online, either. He will play on the site under the new screenname “888moorman.”
“My manager started speaking with an 888 representative and when she proposed the idea to me I was incredibly excited,” Moorman said about the opportunity to join the site. “888 is doing big things and really is working hard to expand their reach in poker. Things like sponsoring the WSOP and the Super High Roller Bowl have shown they are committed to their growth of the brand and I can’t wait to see what they have coming up in the future.”
Impressive Poker Résumé Leads to Sponsorship
Back in February, Moorman, a member of the Global Poker League’s London Royals, topped a field of 777 entries to win the 888 Sunday Challenge for $18,840, which was not only the score that put him above the celebrated $13 million mark in online tournament winnings, but marked his second-largest score on the site (he won the same event on December 20, 2015, for $19,720).
As for his biggest online cash ever, he finished third in a 2011 Full Tilt Poker Special $1,000 Monday event for $235,592, which marked one of his four six-figure online scores.
Moorman has made his mark in live poker as well, with more than $4.1 million in earnings.
In 2011, he finished runner-up to Elio Fox in the WSOP Europe Main Event for $1,068,690, the largest cash of his career, while in 2014 he took down the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic Main Event for $1,015,460. He also finished runner-up to Joe Ebanks in the 2011 WSOP $10,000 Six-Handed Championship for $716,282.
The Bold and the Beautiful
The signing of Moorman comes one year to the day after 888poker brought on Dominik Nitsche. The Brit is excited to join him, as well as the likes of Kara Scott and Sofia Lövgren, as members of Team 888poker.
“They are all great players and ambassadors of the game,” said Moorman. “Also they all gave such a warm welcome to the team and I am excited to represent the site alongside them. Dominik is one of the best players in the world; to have won 3 bracelets at his age is an incredible achievement. I’ve known Kara for a long time and [she] does an incredible job presenting and is a great poker player as well.”
Finally, Moorman revealed that given he is now a pro, he will start streaming some 888poker final tables on Twitch, which his legions of fans will surely follow.