James Moore is on top of the world after winning the $1,000 buy-in the Super Seniors at the 2017 World Series of Poker event.
The main reason for his happiness is that he was able to successfully defend his 2016 WSOP title. He has won at the WSOP event back-to-back and this no mean feat.
The 66-year-old Pennsylvanian Moore was in a pool of 1,720 players and had to play at his best in order to end up in the top position of the final table. With this win, he was able to take home $259,230 as the first place prize money. He also won his second successive WSOP gold bracelet.
Moore posed for the photographers after winning the event with the same hat that he wore when he won the 2016 WSOP $1,000 buy-in Super Seniors event. Moore told reporters after the victory that he was shell-shocked to win the event. It is always a dream for poker players to win events back to back.
He did not feel that he could be able to do so, but was happy that he has done it. This is a remarkable feat for him and he is savoring every moment of this success. Moore added that he would be back in 2018 to defend his title and is hoping for a third consecutive bracelet next year.
Moore is a practicing physiologist and has earned a total of $489,856 in this event alone for the last two years. He had taken part the 2013 seniors’ event at the WSOP and this was his only other cash event. This event was open to players of 65 years of age and more. Kerry Goldberg was the man Moore defeated to win the first place and Kerry had to settle with $160,120. The third place was bagged by John Isler.