The legendChris started to play poker by the age of 10 before entering his first WSOP in 1995 at the age of 32. He followed the foot steps of his smart parents when he earned a Ph.D in Computer Science at UCLA. He prefers big tournaments above cash games, but is wildly respected by his peers. Chris is the only player to win 3 WSOP Circuit Events and he also reached 1 WPT final table. Results that proves once again what a great tournament player mister Ferguson is. He showed his skills in 2000 when he beated T.J. Cloutier in heads-up play at the WSOP Main Event to win a cool 1,5 million $ and became the new World Champion. Some more tournament results are that he has the third most World Series of Poker cashes (59) after Phil Hellmuth and Men Nguyen. Chris also won 2 Poker After Dark titles. ‘Jesus’ is wildly regarded is one of the best heads-up players ever with 2 second places and 1 victory at NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship when he defeated Andy Bloch in the final. Chris is also spending a lot of time online where he showed some extraordinary stuff. He proved several times that he can turn 1$ in 20k online in just 6 months. Besides that, he helped to launch Full Tilt Poker in 2004 and created an algorithm to make deals at the final table of an online tournament. Mister Ferguson is a popular, quiet player with a highly mathematical style and a trademark appearance. A wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, long brown hair and beard (’Jesus’) combined with his characteristic motionless pose. He’s interested in swing dancing and cardstechniques.
ID & career> born 11/04/1963 in Los Angeles, California (USA)
> currently resides in Pacific Palisades, California
> Nickname : ‘ Jesus ‘
> won the WSOP Main Event in 2000.
> won 4 other Bracelets (’00 7 Card Stud/’01- ‘03 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or better/ ‘03 Limit Hold’em-7 card stud)
> won the 2008 NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship
> plays online at Full Tilt Poker as member of Team Full Tilt.
> has Live Tournament Winnings of over $ 8,000,000 (until 2009)