We use the word competitive a lot in poker, but my guest today on The Mental Game Podcast has to be one of the most competitive poker players out there. He is addicted to winning, and as you will learn he would much prefer to win a smaller tournament than come 2nd in a tournament for a bigger prize.
This mentality is very interesting to me in a game where cash is the way of keeping score. For Chris Moorman, it’s all about the titles. He has the accolade of the biggest MTT winner ever with $11 million in cashes, boasts 23 PocketFives Triple Crowns and this year won his first live major, the WPT LA Poker Classic.
In this show you will discover:
- How his new book, Moorman’s Book of Poker, has helped him grow as a player.
- His methods for learning with friends away from the table.
- How finding balance in his life has helped his results and enthusiasm for the game.
- Why his background in competitive pool and bridge was the catalyst for his poker success.
- How he dealt with his family when he decided to go professional.
Just like his fellow countryman Jake Cody, perhaps the most interesting and entertaining part of this interview was learning how he climbed the ranks while at the same time managed the expectations of his family. Chris tells a couple of funny stories along the way of how he dealt with his family during the start of his career.
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