Chris Ferguson's Vital Stats:
Chris Ferguson was born in Los Angeles on April 11, 1963 and has won 5 World Series of Poker bracelets, including the 2000 championship no-limit Hold'em event, which he won just after completing his PhD in Computer Science at UCLA. He has also won three World Series circuit events, and the 2008 National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
Chris Ferguson's Poker Nickname:
Because of his beard and long, brown hair, Ferguson has earned the nickname "Jesus."
Chris Ferguson's Favorite Poker Games:
No-limit Hold'em and no-limit 5-Card Stud
Chris Ferguson's Favorite Players:
Chris Ferguson's Notable World Series of Poker Wins:
2003 Omaha Hi/Lo Event
2003 Half Limit Hold'em / half 7- Card Stud Event
2001 Omaha Hi/Lo Event
2000 Seven-Card Stud Event
2000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Chris Ferguson and Online Poker:
Ferguson began playing poker online as early as 1989 on the IRC Poker Network. With his computer science background and love for poker, he decided to put together a team and started Full Tilt Poker in 2002. He continues to be involved with the design and promotion of the site.
Chris Ferguson & NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship :
Since the NBC Heads-up poker championship began in 2005, he has come in second twice, and finally won it in 2008, proving him one of the best heads-up no-limit poker players.
Chris Ferguson on How to Win the World Series of Poker:
"You have to be two things that don't often co-exist. You have to be tenacious; you can never give up and you have to fight over every chip. But at the same time, you have to be incredibly patient."
-From an interview in Bluff Magazine
Chris Ferguson Trivia:
- Chris Ferguson has a photographic memory
- He is an avid swing dancer
- His favorite movie is "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"