Chris Moorman: How I won $42 million playing poker

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Published Jul 24, 2022, 8:19 AM

Chris Moorman is one of the most successful poker players of all time.

He has won over $42 million dollars playing cards and is widely considered to be the best online tournament player ever, but he’s also crossed over successfully into live tournaments – winning over $1 million on three separate occasions.

At one point, Moorman was also one of the biggest 'backers' in the online poker scene, and tells the incredible story of how some amateur money-management and sloppy decision-making cost him around $3 million.

Chris is a poker legend; driven, humble, insightful and a great storyteller.  We hear all his best stories from his 15 years as a poker pro, the mental-skills coach that helped him to his first big live win, the time he lost a backpack with $60,000 in it, playing against his wife for $20,000 and so much more.

Show notes | Episode 90 | Chris Moorman

2.01 Drama at the World Series of Poker

4.50 Putting some context on Chris Moorman the poker player

7.31 When Steven and Moorman lived in the same poker house in Papamoa and Queenstown

12.29 Reflecting on the early years

18.05 Horses, stables, and staking players

26.10 Horses going into makeup, writing off debt, and big swings

33.07 Shaun Goldsbury on Moorman losing a backpack with $60,000 cash and poker chips in it

45.20 Transitioning from online poker to live tournaments

55.06 Bringing on a mental skills coach and the immediate improvement it had

1.04.29 Black Friday and the impact on online poker

1.07.51 A short selection of poker stories from over the years

1.11.41 Lessons from some of the best players in history

1.18.53 Last words from Steven, Seamus and Moorman

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