Chris Ferguson has been named as the WSOP Player of the Year after the end of the series. However, the ranking is not only made from this single event. It is based on the 17 events that he participated in through this season. From all the games, he took part in he was able to accumulate 898.46 points which put him in the lead. He also made a total earning of $380 200.
Chris Ferguson’s WSOP Return
Ferguson has recently come out of the woodworks to take part in this year’s World Series of Poker (WSOP). He had been out of the scene since 2011 after a case against him and colleagues happened.
At the WSOP event, he was playing the Seven Card Stud tournament where he was able to take second place. He was unable to win the $10 000 bracelet. However, he was able to get points that added to him being in the lead.
Why He Left the Scene
In 2011, Chris Ferguson and the co-founders of Full Tilt Poker were accused of stealing players their money worth $450 million. Their lawyers denied the allegations. The case came to an end in 2013 February, when the case was dismissed and the founders were subjected to paying out players their money. This case was the reason for Chris Ferguson to steer clear of the live tournament of Poker to let things settle.
Chris Ferguson Going to Europe
Winning player of the year has given Ferguson an automatic entry to the WSOP Europe main event. The event will take place from 19 October until 10 November. This event will be the largest poker room in Europe. It will be held at the King’s Casino Rozvadov.
Chris Ferguson will be taking part in the main event on November 4, where he will be contending to win the prize pool of €4 million (C$).
As we have seen, now he is back, and he seems to want to be back in his top performing best and maybe continue to win the big titles. Keep a lookout for his Chris Ferguson’s WSOP journey and see if he will walk away the winner.