Chris Moorman, the greatest online tournament player in the world, has joined the likes of Dominik Nitsche, Kara Scott, and the former Brazilian World Cup star Denilson, as an ambassador for 888Poker.
I want to learn how to play poker online. I would like to know who the best player in the world is? Someone tells me his name is Chris Moorman.
Where does he play?
Well, after today, he plays at 888Poker.
Sign me up.
I never understood why PokerStars didn’t sign Chris Moorman? I don’t think it was a monetary matter. If we opened his cupboard, we wouldn’t find skeletons. He does and says the right things. He has won more money playing online than anyone alive or dead.
Was it a toss up between him and Jake Cody?
Was there only one room for a young wizard from the UK?
Whatever the reason, PokerStars loss, has become 888Poker’s gain, after the second largest online poker room in the world announced that they have bagged the signature of one of the game’s true legends.
Alongside the $13m+ he has won playing online, he has also won the PocketFives Triple Crown a record 25 times. Won over $4m+ playing live tournaments. And is a World Poker Tour (WPT) Champions Club Member.
Why oh why did it take anyone this long to snap him up?
— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) June 9, 2016
Ins and Outs
Something is going on at 888Poker. The handcuffs are off. Wrists are being rubbed. Jackie Glazier’s departure in the past week signifies a shift in personnel that has been as dramatic as it’s been exciting.
Jeff Gross was signed to wear a patch during the WSOP. He is one of the most popular players broadcasting on Twitch. He is every inch the professional. He knows the importance of the personal brand in the same way that Moorman has started to understand ever since he fell in love with his beloved.
Jeff Gross, Dominik Nitsche, Kara Scott, Sofia Lovgren, and Chris Moorman.
It’s a healthy spine.
Why wouldn’t people want to join them?
“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.” Said Moorman.
The Super High Roller Bowl is the brainchild of Poker Central. 888Poker were the sponsors of the event. According to Moorman’s Twitter, he will be profiled on a future episode of the TV broadcasters hit Pokerography show.
The Global Poker League
Being drafted to represent the London Royals has also enhanced the saleability of Moorman. Sure, there are on set branding censorship issues, but if the Global Poker League (GPL) shoots off into the stratosphere then so will the brands connected to the players who light the jet fuel.
Moorman has so far played five six-max events in the GPL winning one, and racking up two-fourths, and two-fifths. A few days ago he lost against Scott Ball by two games to one on his debut in The Cube as part of the GPL Summer Series.
“888 is doing big things and really is working hard to expand their reach in poker,” says Moorman.
Once the WSOP and the GPL Summer Series is out of the way, Moorman will return to the UK to feature in an Autumn edition of 888Live in Aspers, Stratford. He will also increase his involvement in 888Poker where he plays under the pseudonym “888moorman”.
With the London Royals currently top of the Eurasia Conference, we can expect to see Moorman making a visit to TwitchCon to take part in the GPL Playoffs. Over 20,000 people attended the 2015 event on foot, and over 1.9 million people watched the action online. There will be more this year. And all of them will get to see Chris Moorman.
“Who is that guy?” They will ask.
“He’s Chris Moorman, the greatest online poker player in the history of the game.” They will reply.
“And where does he play?” They will ask.