Chris Moorman WPT LAPC Champion (Photo: Joe Giron)
With $3m in career live earnings and close to $11m won online, Chris Moorman was hardly struggling to get by in poker.
Still, a major live title had eluded him - until last night at the WPT LAPC Main Event final table.
Coming into the final table second in chips, the winningest online poker tournament player ever was aggressive early on and rode a couple of early knockouts into position for his first title.
A crucial three-handed pot where he rivered a Broadway straight pushed him into heads-up play with Glenn Lafaye where he took the chip lead on the first hand.
Moorman never looked back and finished Lafaye off - with aces no less - a short time later to capture his marquee WPT title and first major live win.
The icing on top? Another $1m to add to his career earnings.
Bruel Out Fourth, Rocco Falls in Third
French actor/singer Patrick Bruel, a regular on the poker scene since 2000, made his first really deep run since a 12th place at the WPT Paris Grand Prix in 2010.
Patrick Bruel: Poker's Serge Gainsbourg.
His fourth-place finish made his trip to LA worth his while, though, as he pocketed $333,190.
Chip leader coming into the final table, Michael Rocco, came out of the gates strong and held his lead until hand #86 when a big double by Lafaye began his demise.
Going out on hand #129 in the big three-way all-in mentioned above, Rocco took home $423,440. The complete final table results and payouts:
- 1. Chris Moorman - $1,015,460
- 2. Glenn Lafaye - $662,840
- 3. Michael Rocco - $423,440
- 4. Patrick Bruel - $332,190
- 5. Josh Neufeld - $264,520
- 6. Adam Friedman - $200,440
For a full recap of all the final-table action, check the WPT Live Updates.