The United Kingdom’s Chris Moorman has signed a deal with 888poker that sees him become the newest ambassador for the company.
Moorman is regarded as one of the best online poker tournament players of all time. With almost $13.4 million in online winnings, Moorman is on top of the online all-time money list; nobody has yet won more than $10 million.
Of that impressive total, approximately $175,000 stems from his play at 888poker, where he was called "WhatWudJSay. However, Moorman's moniker at the site is now "888moorman" to reflect his ambassador status.
It isn't only the online world where Moorman excels, his live cashes add up to more than $4.1 million and include a World Poker Tour title and a World Series of Poker Europe Main Event runner-up finish.
Speaking of his decision to sign for 888poker, Moorman said: "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."
Moorman was also full of praise for the structure of 888poker's tournaments, stating that the site seems to have more standard speed tournaments compared to some rivals offering more turbo structures.
Fans of Moorman should be delighted to learn that part of his deal requires him to interact with them on the streaming site Twitch. Moorman plans to stream some of the final tables he'll inevitably reach, giving fans an insight into how the great man plays.
The signing of Moorman is a major coup for 888poker and further strengthens its already impressive roster of ambassadors. Moorman joins forces with Kara Scott, and three-time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche as the site’s sponsored pros.
Moorman is currently in Las Vegas for the 2016 WSOP where he is looking for his first gold bracelet. He has one cash to him name, this coming in the Colossus II event, and will no doubt have several more by the time the Series draws to a close.