Chris Ferguson Net Worth

Chris Ferguson Net Worth

0 comments 14 June 2020, 12:39

If you wanted to learn more about Chris Ferguson’s life and net worth, you came to the right place. He was born in 1963 in Los Angeles from parents that have doctoral degrees in mathematics. His father even teaches game theory and probability at the UCLA, so we know where his skills in poker are coming from.

Chris also went to the UCLA, where he earned a PhD in computers science, but he started to play poker from the early age of 10. He started to play free games online and then began playing real money tournaments in 1994. One year later he entered his first WSOP.

He is known for his quite style of playing that gives no signs to opponents, as well as for always wearing a hat. Thanks to his look with long hair and a long beard, he was nicknamed “Jesus”. His appearance might trick his opponents, not giving any clues that he went to college and earned a PhD, and is a very intelligent guy.

His style of playing is very mathematical and he won his first WSOP bracelet in the year 2000. He finished second in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship in 2005 and 2006, eventually winning in 2008. In 2017 he won multiple tournaments and was crowned the WSOP Player of the Year.

Over the years he won 6 World Series of Poker bracelets and in 2017 he had close to 9 million dollars won in live poker tournaments. Out of them, 6 million were from WSOP games. He was also one of the founders of Full Tilt Poker in 2004, and created one of the best poker software in the world. 7 years later he was involved in a civil complaint where he was accused of using player’s money along with the other founders of the website. They were accused of using $444 million dollars of customers’ money, and in the Black Friday period he was one of the most hated people in the poker world.

While his net worth may have been huge before this scandal (tens or even hundreds of millions of dollars), it is not estimated that the Chris Ferguson net worth is around 25 million.

From 0 to $10,000

He loves the game of poker and its mathematical aspect, and he plays it more to show his mental prowess than to earn money. So in 2006 he started a challenge where he wanted to show that he can start with 0 dollars and turn them into $10,000. Of course, he started by playing free roll tournaments. This wasn’t easy and it took him a few months to turn 0 into 6 dollars. He had very strict rules in this challenge, for example to not pay more than 2% of his bankroll for any tournament participation.

He took the challenge very seriously, and continued to play at micro stakes games. He lost the 6 dollars and had to start all over again. Long story short, it took him 9 months to get to $100 and another 9 to reach his goal of $10,000.

In his free time, he is also passionate about swing dancing and likes to throw cards. He throws them so fast that they cut through bananas, carrots and even melons. Both of his passions were shown in multiple poker events on ESPN.

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