Chris Moorman Eyes Another UKIPT Title

Moorman Takes Another Crack at Title

When the PokerStars United Kingdom & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Bristol kicks off on Wednesday, eight players will hit the felts to play out a final table with £254,840 up for grabs. The first ever UKIPT online tournament began on Oct. 14, with 587 players putting up the £770 buy-in at After two days of play, the event was paused so the eight-handed final could be played in a live setting in Bristol on Nov. 7.

Chris "Moorman1" Moorman, considered one of the best tournament players in the world, has the first-place £77,126 prize in his sight as he will begin the final table third in chips with 562,818. Despite boasting more than $11 million in online and live tournament cashes, Moorman has yet to achieve any major live wins. He has come close by placing second a few times, once at the 2011 WSOPE Main Event where he cashed for €800,000. The also took second at the 2011 WSOP $10,000 six-handed championship for $716,282, and again at the €10,000 EPT Berlin 8-max event, banking €145,000.

Moorman will be on display in Bristol as he looks to claim that elusive live Main Event win and add to his $2,700,162 in live tournament cashes.

Leading the Wednesday's final table in chips with 1,530,528 will be 37 year-old Rafael "zugzwang16" Haber, who placed third in the €2,100 SCOOP-H event at PokerStars earlier this year. In second place with 1,524,837 chips is Wojtek "piper_kl88" Barzantny.

Also at the final table are Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart (545,565 chips), Sregey "Seradja" Sergeevich Prostakov (490,798), Dan "danloulou" Smyth (485,659), David "komisch99" Lenz (369,562), and Ben "gs08bjohnson" Jenkins (360,233).

Here a look at the UKIPT Online Main Event final table payouts:

1 £77,126
2 £55,471
3 £41,090
4 £30,817
5 £20,545
6 £14,381
7 £9,245
8 £6,163

For more on each of the final table members, visit the PokerStars Blog.

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