There have been so many pro poker players through the years that it might be hard to differentiate between one and the other. There are also some very recognizable names in this business, and one of them includes Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson.
Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson was born on April 11, 1963, in Los Angeles. Chris Ferguson was born into a gambling and mathematical family. Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson’s parents achieved a doctoral degree in mathematical studies. Ferguson’s father also holds a job at UCLA teaching game theory and theoretical probability. Growing up in a family like this it is no wonder that Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson started playing poker at the mere age of ten.
During his college years, Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson decided to follow in his father’s step, and also go to UCLA even though it wasn’t for the exact same subject. Chris went on to earn a Ph.D. in computer science; he put his focus on virtual network algorithms. In five years it took Chris Ferguson to be an undergraduate, and it only took him thirteen years to graduate.
There have been many claims over the years about Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson that have been going around. One of these claims he made includes the fact that he turned one little dollar into around twenty thousand dollars. That is a really big profit.
Those may or may not be true, but there are plenty of others that we know for a fact are true. One of these facts is that as of 2009 his winning from live tournaments rounds out to about $7,800,000. Some more of the amazing things that Chris has done, other than being an excellent player, includes winning five World Series of Poker bracelets and finished in fifty-nine of the world series of poker tournaments.
The five bracelets that Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson has won include the bracelets for $2,500 seven cards in the year 2000, $10,000 No-Limit Texas Hold ‘Em World Championship in 2000. In 2001 he won the bracelet for the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better tournament. In the year 2003, he has accomplished winning two different bracelets, one was for the tournament $2,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Split Eight or Better, and the second one includes $2,000 1/2 Limit Hold’em 1/2 Seven Card Stud. During his career as a pro poker player, he has achieved a lot of accomplishments.
Before Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson was made famous for his World Series of Poker wins, or even his doing well in those tournaments he has accomplished fame and wealth in online poker tables. His style for playing poker tends to be a quiet one. He sits and watches his opponent’s every move. Due to his parents’ education and his own, his style also tends to a lot of math involved in it, very strategic. He seems to have an un-movable pose so he doesn’t give any tells away, and quite frankly this helps to scare the other players a bit. Although he does have his traditional wide-brimmed sunglasses, which some say are his trademark he also has his look. He gets his nickname Jesus because in a way he does resemble Jesus.
Chris ‘Jesus’ Ferguson seems to be a player who you never forget. His style of playing poker seems to be exact, but very enjoyable to watch. He has made some accomplishments in his poker career so far, but I believe that in the very near future we will be seeing a lot more of Jesus himself.