We have a real life mystery on our hands at the World Series of Poker Europe folks.
Day 2 of the £2,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em event kicked off at the Empire Casino in London’s Leicester Square a little over an hour ago and it did so without Chris Moorman.
Moorman is the poster boy for online poker here in the UK, having won a boatload on the net over the past few years.
But while he’s consistently been at or near the top of the Pocket Fives online player rankings worldwide and banked millions in the process, to date, Moorman has seen very little success live.
His little more than $88k in career live tournament earnings is less than excitingly highlighted by a 16th place finish in the 2010 WSOP Heads-Up Championship this past summer.
But coming into the final 31 in London Wednesday he sat fourth in chips with a legitimate shot at changing all that.
Now, as play moves into the 12th level with 27 players left, Moorman’s stack sits alone, dwindling with every blind and ante and no sign of him anywhere.
Apparently there is no answer on his phone and it appears no one here at the Empire has any idea where he is.
Moorman lives in Brighton, about an hour’s train ride from London.
He was tweeting his progress throughout the tournament Tuesday.
The last anyone heard from him publically was when he tweeted “100 Bags” at the close of play.
He bagged 94,200 in chips last night and as that number continues to plummet the question on everyone’s mind is: Where in the World is Chris Moorman?
On the bubble here at the Empire, Moorman finally showed up. He is staying here in London and apparently overslept. Moorman said he had a little trouble getting to bed last night and when morning came, no alarm or any number of phone calls were able to wake him up. His empty seat was about to cash, but now he's back and in control his own fate here in London.