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Chris Ferguson

Christopher Philip Ferguson is a professional American player born on the 11th of April 1993 in Los Angels California. The guy has won 5 WSOP bracelets and also to include the 2000 WSOP bracelet which was the major event. He is the champ of the 2008 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.

Chris achieved a Ph. D. in computer science at UCLA in 1999. His father has a doctoral degree in mathematics and he lectures theoretical probability at UCLA. Chris uses his mathematical strong knowledge in the gaming theory and this has eventually improved his gaming skill and understanding.

He started playing poker below the age of 10 and he went on to improve his poker skills at college. He started to play for money in several chat rooms and this is how he eventually enhanced his skill level of play. In 1994, He started playing in tournaments and in 1995 he entered in to the WSOP (World Series of Poker) for the first time. His first opponent to beat was T. J. Cloutier which was held on the 2000 WSOP main event. He scoped a wining prize of $1.5 million in this event. In 2004, Chris helped in the development and launch of the online poker site. The site is known as Full Tilt Poker.

In 2005, He got in to the National Heads-Up Poker Championship and he was the runner up to Phil Hellmuth. In 2006, He also made it to the finals and again he finished second to Ted Forrest. In 2008, He made it to the finals and this was his third appearance to qualifying for finals and he eventually defeated Andy Bloch. Chris is one of the poker players with the most wins with an overall record of 16-3. His total tournament earning exceeds $7 million up to date.

Here are his achievements including earnings outlined bellow.

World Series Poker (WSOP) Bracelets

Tournament | Prize (US$) | Year

$2, 500 seven Card Stud  | 151 000  | 2000
$10 000 No Limit Texas Hold’em World Championship  | 1 500 000 | 2000
$1 500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better | 164 735 | 2001
$2 000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better | 123 680 | 2003
$2 000 ½ Limit Hold’em – ½ Seven Card Stud | 66 220 | 2003

Chris is the only player who has won three consecutive WSOP events.

Chris is a soft and quite player. In all his games he will be silent in a motionless poss. He also has a skill of throwing card very fast. He has also spanned a $1 in to more than $20 000 playing online poker. This guy emphasizes on the mathematical techniques and he urges that in order to win you got to know math very well. Its called the math of playing poker, the probability and calculations of odds involved.

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