I wanted to kick off this blog by announcing that I will be having some fun promotions over the next few months. I’ve decided to do this to try and connect with other players more closely. I have been receiving a lot of messages from people asking me for strategy advice/videos and unfortunately at this time I have decided against making poker strategy videos. However, I have three interactive promotions over the next 3 months in place.
The first of the 3 is as follows: I will review players hand histories and give my opinion on the hands, what you did good and what I would have done differently. I want you guys to tweet at me @Moorman1 with the reason why I should pick your hand history and use the hastag #moorman1 in the tweet between now and Nov 10th. I will select 5 different people and review up to 3 of their hand histories. I will post the picture of winners names on my Instagram @moorman1 account on November 11th. From there I will contact all 5 winners directly to get their hand histories and go over the hands in a blog post within the next week after the competition ends.
Since WCOOP finished I’ve remained pretty busy. Firstly I rushed off to London to make it intime for the UKIPT High Roller event and the EPT London main. Unfortunately neither of these worked out for me. I did however have a great trip to London where I got to meet up with my family and many friends including a mini uni reunion with some of my closest mates from that time. It’s cool that even though we hadn’t seen each other in so long we all got on great still and it almost felt like yesterday that we were kicking it at the Essex University student union.
Later in the week I made it to Wembley with a few of the British poker lads for the England v Montenegro European Championship Qualifier where (surprisingly for England) we managed to play really well and win 3-1. It was my first time at the new Wembley and I must say they really did a great job on redeveloping it (even if it did take forever!)
The next day was truly epic. Toby Lewis, Chris Brammer and Tom Middleton (Middy) organised an all expenses paid trip to the races at Newmarket for the lads in order to celebrate Middy’s EPT Barcelona victory. At 11am 35 of us boarded a party bus that the boys had hired out. There were so many legends on the bus that it’s impossible to give everyone a shout out but some of the bigger personalities included Sam Grafton, Kev Allen, Richard Trigg and Paul Brammer (Chris Brammers Dad!) The atmosphere on the bus and throughout the day was electric and some of the boys even managed to land a 50-1 winner in the last race. The day served as a great celebration for Middy’s achievement and shows how close the UK poker community is. Poker is essentially an individuals game so it is really nice to have such a close knit UK group to fall back on when the going gets tough / if you need advice or on the flip-side to come and rail you to victory on that WSOP or EPT final table!
That next Sunday I woke up feeling a bit the worse for wear after the previous all day shenanigans, but It being a Sunday I was more than ready for the online grind. After a few days off I was feeling particularly hungry and ready to go and I actually managed to have 1 of my best Sundays of my career, winning 3 tournaments! These were the Brawl and Trex on FTP for around $75k combined plus the Party 60k guaranteed for another $14,000. Those results with another 4 final tables meant that by the end of the day I had cashed for $100,000 and was two thirds of the way towards a record setting 18th triple crown. That triple crown would have to wait though as I had a flight booked to LA the very next day to stay with my girlfriend for the week.
While in L.A I’ve been taking some time off poker after a hectic few months. I did a photoshoot for the Bluff Europe cover and an upcoming All In Magazine feature which I think turned out real well and should be out very soon. Apart from that I have been up to a few non poker activities which were all really fun. My favourite activity of these was Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios. This was much better than your typical halloween haunted house etc. Universal Studios is turned into a giant halloween horror park for the night with six walkthrough zombie mazes/scarezones.
Here is a small preview of whats in store for someone who braves it:
Also I was privileged to attend the Magic Castle which is a showplace for some of the greatest magicians from around the world. You get to see the tricks from close up and it isn’t overcrowded because its a members only club.
For now though its time to get on that online grind again. I’m flying to Vancouver tonight to stay with two friends of mine Rhys Jones (Floppinhel- the face in my stars avatar) and Jonas Mackoff (Donut604) and hopefully I can put in some more big Sunday scores. From there I will be back in L.A for my first American Halloween (pics to follow) and then I’m off to Montreal for the month of November where I’m hoping to put in some serious online volume to hopefully reach my target of regaining the Pocketfives number 1 ranked online player in the world.
Wish me luck and I look forward to hearing from everyone about their hand histories! Remember to use #Moorman1 on all your tweets!