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Chris Moorman Nears $10million Mark In Online Earnings

Written By: Maya Michaels | September 19, 2013 | Posted In Poker News

Ever since Chris Moneymaker won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) back in 2003, the world of online poker has gone from strength to strength, and yes it really was that long ago that the accountant from Nashville, Tennessee became the first ever player to win the prestigious event after qualifying via an online satellite. Such is the popularity of online poker right now that one player is all set to break the $10million barrier for online earnings.

Chris Moorman, or to give him his online name “moorman1”, has won over $9.9million playing online poker in just seven years, and now just needs a little over $90,000 to break that $10million barrier. Earlier this week he spoke to Pokernews.com and said, “I started playing online tournaments way back in 2006, and to have continued success throughout the last seven years, especially with the ever changing environment of the game, is more than I could have hoped for.”

It truly is a remarkable record and here are a few more amazing facts that make his achievements even more remarkable. At the time of writing Chris has had 5,856 online cashes, with just four of those being six figure sums, which in reality makes those figures truly amazing. In all he has had 223 victories, 145 second places and 177 third placed finishes, which make 545 cashes in total and nearly 10% of his entire cashes. To finish in the top three once out of every ten cashes you make is something that us mere mortals can only dream of!

You would think that after all of that Moorman would get tired of playing in front of a computer, but far from it as he continues to love the game that has made him one of the biggest names in the game. He said, “I’ve seen many incredibly successful players get burned out over the years, but thankfully I continue to enjoy the game more than ever. To be able to wake up and get to do something I love every day makes me feel truly blessed. I feel that the 10 million milestone is a testament to my dedication and ultimate passion for the game of poker and challenging myself to be the best that I can be.”

It certainly is hats off to Chris Moorman, and who knows if he keeps his appetite for the game and his will to win, he could well go on to break even more records in the very near future.

NB. All facts and figures courtesy of the website pocketfives.com and were correct at the time of going to press.

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