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Chris Ferguson

Chris Ferguson began playing online poker on an IRC channel (quickly becoming the highest-ranked tournament player) long before any of the top poker sites of today even existed. At this early stage he recognised that his knowledge of game theory would give him a serious edge over other players, and started competing in small tourneys in and near LA.

Graduating in 1999 from UCLA with a PhD in Computer Science, Chris Ferguson very quickly went on to win the 2000 World Series of Poker Main Event; defeating TJ Cloutier to take $1.5 million. This big win marked the real beginning of Ferguson's pro career.

Since Chris started playing in the World Series, he has made more final tables (25), won more bracelets (5), and had more money finishes (42) than any other player. His WSOP winnings alone total over $4 million!

More recently, Chris Ferguson put together a team of players and programmers to design the software for Full Tilt, but the site currently offers no games due to the revocation of its operating license.

Interesting fact: Chris Ferguson can cut a carrot in half from 10 feet away with a standard playing card.

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    Pacific Palisades, California

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    Winner, 2000

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