Poker Player Bio:
you watch professional poker, the more it seems like one big
masquerade party. Chris “Jesus” Ferguson is no exception.
His costume is that of the old west cowboy with a dark hat –
kind of the Wild Bill Hickok of professional poker. Chris Ferguson
jumped into the professional poker spotlight in 2000 with his
World Series of Poker Championship win earning him a cool million
and a half. He took down T.J. Cloutier, an old school player,
in the final showdown. Soon enough, everyone knew the only thing
old school about Chris was the hat.
to his costume, Chris Ferguson approaches poker from a purely
intellectual viewpoint. With a PhD in Computer Science specializing
in Artificial Intelligence from UCLA and parents who are both
academic heavyweights, Chris is far from the shoot from the
hip, instinctive “cowboy” poker image his get-up
tries to convey. And that’s the way he likes it. Like
war, poker is largely about misinformation, so every last detail
poker professionals, poker is only one of three pursuits in
Chris Ferguson’s life. In addition to poker, Chris fosters
his academic interest in Artificial Intelligence, as well as
his interest in (of all things for a poker player who dresses
in black) ballroom dancing. He’s not your typical obsessed
poker pro, which is likely why he’s considered one of
the more congenial pro players out there.
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on Chris “Jesus” Ferguson on the Web:
Rosario networks with all the pro players, and she takes notes.
Make sure to check out the profile
she put together on Chris.
with Chris “Jesus” Ferguson on Pokerpages.com.
on Chris Ferguson’s 2001 WSOP match-up with T.J. Cloutier,
and the different poker generations they represent.
WSOP Championship Event – May 2000 – 1st - $1.5M
WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo Split – May 2001 – 1st - $165K
WSOP 7-Card Stud – May 2000 – 1st - $151K
WSOP Omaha Hi/Lo – May 2003 – 1st - $124K
WSOP Pot-Limit Hold’em – May 2003 – 2nd
WSOP ½ Limit Hold’em – ½ 7-Card
Stud – May 2003 – 1st - $66K