Chris Ferguson

Chris_FergusonChris “Jesus” Ferguson is one of the best known poker players in the world and with his unique Christ like looks, its no surprise that the player is remembered by so many people.

Ferguson’s love for the game of poker started when he was just aged ten and since then he has been hungry to further his game into the high standard game that he offers today.

During his development, his methodology included playing against his own friends on a IRC chat room that offered a poker room for users to compete against each other for play money.

It was 1994 that the player decided that he was ready to take a step into the poker scene fully, entering into tournaments within the California area.

After spending a year within the Californian region tournaments, Ferguson decided that he would take a step into the unknown and buy into his first World Series of Poker tournament series.

From that moment the professional was hungry for a high profile tournament win within the World Series of Poker and it took Ferguson a further 5 years until he was able to really stamp his name within the World Series of Poker history books, beating T.J. Cloutier in the main event in 2000, cashing a total of $1,500,000 for his victory.

Since his first entry into the World Series of Poker events back in 1994, the player has been able to collect a total of 5 winners bracelets, 59 tournament cashes and has won the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event in 2000.

The player might not of won a large number of events but he has finished well within the finishing positions on a large number of times and so his 59 tournament cashes within the World Series of Poker add over $4 million in total prize money to the players career earnings which are thought to exceed $7.7 million.

With a host of other talents within his locker, the player is also known for possessing a talent that has never been seen before, being able to throw ordinary playing cards through the air fast enough to cut through bananas, carrots and his party piece, melons.

Ferguson’s other passion can be found within his love for swing dance, with the player being the president of the swing dancing club at UCLA.

Ferguson was one of the less commonly seen Full Tilt Poker professionals that was on the roster at the poker room. Chris Ferguson was the director at Full Tilt Poker and is part of a civil complaint from the United States Department of Justice against Full Tilt Poker. The complaint alleged that Chris Ferguson, Howard Lederer and Rafe Furst “lined their own pockets with funds picked from the pockets of their most loyal customers while blithely lying to both players and the public alike about the safety and security of the money deposited.” A lawyer for Ferguson has denied the allegations, suggesting that the issues may have been the result of mismanagement not malice.