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We are delighted to announce Chris “Moorman1” Moorman, the top ranked online player in the world has joined Bad Beat on Cancer’s Team 1%. First up for Chris as a member of Team 1%, is the landmark Aussie Millions to be held on January 22, 2012.

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Chris joins hundreds of professional and amateur players, across the country and around the world, which help fund the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s work to — Stop Cancer Before It Starts – by playing poker. Since its launch at the 2003 World Series of Poker, Bad Beat has raised nearly $3.8 million and has grown to include major tournaments and home and community leagues, and become recognized as the premiere charity of the poker community with players proudly wearing the green 1% patch.

Phil Gordon, Founder of Bad Beat on Cancer remarked, “Chris is one of the best in the world, and we are thrilled to have him set an example for others.”

Matthew Spurr, CEO of Poker Face PR who works closely with Chris in a combined effort with leading poker agency Poker Players International stated: “Chris is a fine example to the poker community and is delighted about the prospect of potentially winning thousands for such an outstanding organization” and that “I urge anyone in a position to do so, to follow in Chris’ footsteps.”

From the United Kingdom, Chris has built his substantial bankroll up from nothing. Today he can boast over $7.5 million dollars in online winnings alone, has an astonishing 11 Pocket Fives Triple Crown titles, and recently been signed by Lock Poker. He has proven himself as a force to be reckoned with at the table, as well as at the computer screen.  His talents don’t stop there, as a keen billiards player he has led his University team to the UK National Championships in his senior year and still plays competitively.

Hmm, do we see a new Bad Beat on Cancer opportunity?