Life’s pretty good if you’re Chris Moorman. Not only are you online poker’s most accomplished tournament player, but you’re both a World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker bracelet winner. You’re also the author of two books by D&B Publishing and an 888poker Ambassador.
Recently relocated to Las Vegas, Moorman has been on the tournament grind all summer. We couldn’t help but wonder, what’s the daily routine like for a player of his calibre. You might be surprised to learn that, like you, he puts his pants on one leg at a time.
Moorman’s Daily Routine
“I like to get up and give myself enough time to make breakfast or go to the gym if I didn’t have a late night playing the day before,” Moorman said of his morning routine. “For breakfast, I usually make sausage and eggs.”
As for the rest of the day, Moorman likes to have a plan: “I normally get a snack to tide me over at the table and then enjoy going somewhere for dinner on dinner break, like Fix at the Bellagio or if I’m pushed for time the Mexican place at the Rio.”
Moorman doesn’t have a driver’s license, so when it’s time to play a tournament, he’ll either have his wife drive him (if they’re playing the same event) or Uber it there. The same applies when they go out for a night on the town, and since they’re relocated to Vegas, a couple standouts have emerged.
“My favourite show has to be Absinthe as I’ve seen it over 10 times and it never gets old to me,” said Moorman, who is a fan of IPAs, gin and tonics, and Moscow Mules. “My favourite restaurant is Sen of Japan as they have great sashimi and other dishes.
When I work out, my favourite place is F45, which is a circuit training gym.”
Moorman’s Tournament Workout
When it comes to the WSOP, Moorman is among the pros who puts down a deposit on a lockbox to make registration easy.
“I always get a box at the Rio as it’s super convenient and the safest way to keep your money secure,” he said. “Also, they have a separate line to buy in, so it saves a bunch of time.”
Ideally, Moorman will go deep in whatever he plays – like when he bagged the chip lead in the Day 1C flight of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em 8-Handed – but occasionally he’ll find himself with some free time after an early bust. How he does often dictates how his night shapes up.
“Usually it’s pretty late by the time I get home so most often it’s just chatting with my wife and go to bed,” he explained. “It’s long days during WSOP, so there often isn’t a lot of time to do much else. I like playing video games and watching TV shows with my wife. I also have a pool table and ping pong table at my house, so I enjoy doing that as well.”
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