Chris Moorman Rises on Day 5 After Sickest Hand

Chris Moorman Rises on Day 5 After Sickest Hand

In the moment, there was no possible way for Chris Moorman to know just how close he was to being knocked out of the WPT World Championship at Wynn Las Vegas. But, thanks to a wild runout in a massive hand Moorman, the last WPT champ left in the field and one of the most decorated online players in the history of the game not only didnt hit the rail, he soared to the top of the chip counts in the middle of Day 5.

Moorman opened the action holding Chris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_HandChris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_Hand and raised to 600,00 from the cutoff. In the big blind with a big stack, Daniel Sepiol defended his big blind with the Chris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_HandChris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_Hand. Moments later, the flop cameChris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_HandChris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_HandChris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_Hand . An action flop that gave Moorman top set, but also brought an open-ended straight draw plus flush draw for Sepiol. More than a little something for both.

Sepiol checked it over to Moorman who, with roughly 10 million in his stack, bet 450,000. Sepiol took about 20 seconds before he check-raised to 1.3 million. Moorman didnt take long and made the call.

Then the Chris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_Hand ripped off on the turn.

Wowthat is sickening, said Jaime Kerstetter in the commentary booth.

Sepiol improved to a very hidden straight, with the possibility of still improving to a flush. Moormans former top set was now drawing to 10 outs, likely to stay alive.

Sepiol switched gears and checked it over to Moorman. Its so sick, co-commentator Henry Kilbane reiterated as Moorman weighed his options. Moorman put his foot on the gas and bet out 2 million, leaving him with just over 6 million behind.

Is this how you defeat Chris Moorman? Kilbane wondered aloud as Sepiol took his time.

After another 20 seconds, Sepiol made the call. Then the dealer put the Chris_Moorman_Rises_on_Day_5_After_Sickest_Hand on the river. Moorman retook the lead in the hand improving to a full house. After Sepiol checked it once again, Moorman carved out a hefty bet of 5.3 million, leaving himself 1.3 million, roughly four big blinds, behind. There was nothing left to do for Sepiol but make the call and he stuck in a single chip to do so. Moorman tabled his hand and a look of disbelief came across Sepiols face.

Perhaps stunned, Sepiol held his hand face open to the sky but mucked his cards face down likely leaving Moorman none the wiser to just how wild of a hand it was that took place.

I think that is one of the sickest hands weve seen so far today, Henry Kilbane said from the commentary booth. That feels like quite the understatement.