Chris Moorman Notches 21st Pocket Fives Triple Crown, Closes in on 22nd

RB on the scales: 20lbs to go!

It may have been a long time coming – by his standards anyway – but following a six month hiatus from scooping Pocket Fives accolades, British tournament powerhouse Chris Moorman has now won an incredible 21st online Triple Crown.

The 29-year-old pro is the biggest winner in online poker tournament history with more than $11m to his name and became the first player ever to cross the magical eight-figure mark for career earnings at the virtual felt back in September 2013.

His latest Triple Crown – awarded to players who win three tournaments on three different sites over a seven day period – was achieved last weekend through victories in the €10,000 Guaranteed Rebuy on the iPoker network, the Benjamin on Full Tilt and the High Roller on for a combined $20,000 pay day.  

“The Winamax High Roller is one of my favourite tournaments”, said Moorman. “I’ve won it four times now, two of which on a Sunday when it happens to be much bigger.”

As if that wasn’t enough, Moorman could yet extend his lead at the top of the Triple Crown leaderboard even further – his nearest rival ‘Belabasci’ has 11 Triple Crowns – after two more tournament victories in the last 48 hours in the $82 6-max Hyper Turbo on PokerStars and in FTOPS Event#5.

He has until Wednesday, August 13th to win a third tournament, meaning he has another Sunday grind to get the job done. Can he do it? You’d be crazy to bet against him!


Everyone’s favourite broke grinder Jean-Robert Bellande has made the news again this week after making a string of weight loss bets totalling an alleged $70,000.

Bellande, who will be the first to admit he’s put on a few pounds over the last year or so, will be looking to kill two birds with one stone by shedding some  unwanted weight and making back some cash back after what’s been a torrid summer at the tables.

The original wager was that JRB had to get down from 287lbs to 245lbs by November 1st, but the recent One Drop contestant posted a picture of himself riding the scales (see right) and he’s already lost 22lbs, meaning he’s slightly over half way with nearly three months still remaining.

“My bet was to get from 287lbs to 245lbs by Nov 1. I have 20lbs to go. #brokeandhungry”

The guys over at PokerFuse have calculated that if Bellande does complete the bet, he’ll have earned roughly $1,660 per pound that he’s shed – has to be worth hitting the gym a few times a week!


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