Not only did Chris Ferguson win $200k in a WSOP circuit event yesterday, he also got to play in Lake Tahoe, CA. Perhaps one of the coolest placest on earth.
Chris “Jesus” Ferguson defeated a local player heads-up at the World Series of Poker Circuit event that was held at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe this weekend. He won $203,000.
This is Ferguson’s third WSOP Circuit victory. He also owns five WSOP bracelets, including one from the no-limit hold’em main event (2000).
The $5,150 event attracted 142 players. Ferguson came to the final table with 426,500 in chips, which was nearly a 2-1 chip lead over his closest competitor. To add to is opponent’s miseries, Ferguson was able to hit some hands in order to put the tourney away.
Case in point: Ferguson ended the tourney on back-to-back hands wherein he flopped trip jacks and then trip tens to knock out the final two players.
The top nine finishers and their payouts follow:
- Chris “Jesus” Ferguson — $203,649
- Dustin Fox — $119,276
- Mark Bonsack — $82,002
- Vesty Geoghegan — $56,928
- Gabriel Testa — $43,035
- Michael Banducci — $33,208
- George Saca — $26,431
- Frank Lee — $19,653
- Travis Erdman — $14,231