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Name: Chris Ferguson
DOB: April 11, 1963
Alias: Jesus
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, California
Nationality: American
Total Winnings (as of Jan '07):
$5,900,000 (live tournament)
Notable accomplishments:
WSOP Highlights:
 Bracelet(s): 5
 Money finishes: 51
 Highest ITM main event finish: Winner, 2000
 *ITM = in the money, To place high enough in a poker tournament to get prize money.
WPT Highlights:
 Titles: None
 Final tables: 1
 Money finishes: 7

Chris Ferguson Biography

Chris attended UCLA where he earned his PH.D in Computer Science. Before the age of 10 Chris was playing poker and used his time in college to hone his skill by playing poker in IRC chat rooms. In 1994 he began playing Califonia tournament and a year later he entered his first WSOP. In 2000 Chris won his first WSOP by defeating T. J. Cloutier at the main event to win the 1.5 million dollar prize.

In 2005 Chris was the runner up in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship to Phil Hellmuth Jr. In 2006 Chris was defeated by Ted Forrest which meant he finished 2nd for two years in a row.

In 2005 Chris took part in the inaugural British Poker Open in London. This tournament became the UK's biggest televised live poker event in history. In 2006 Chris returned to London for the European Poker Masters and the Million Dollar cash Game with it's $100,000 buy in, it is Europes biggest high-stakes game.

World Series of Poker Bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
2000 $2,500 Seven Card Stud $151,000
2000 $10,000 No Limit Texas Hold 'em World Championship $1,500,000
2001 $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better $164,735
2003 $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better $123,680
2003 $2,000 1/2 Limit Hold'em - 1/2 Seven Card Stud $66,220

Personal life


Chris's nickname of "Jesus" is from his long brown hair and beard.
Ferguson also has two wins in the World Series of Poker circuit events. Ferguson is one of two players, Peter Feldman being the other, who have accomplished such a feat to date.

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