Jesus wins $200k

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' FergusonChris “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:

  1. Chris “Jesus” Ferguson — $203,649
  2. Dustin Fox — $119,276
  3. Mark Bonsack — $82,002
  4. Vesty Geoghegan — $56,928
  5. Gabriel Testa — $43,035
  6. Michael Banducci — $33,208
  7. George Saca $26,431
  8. Frank Lee — $19,653
  9. Travis Erdman — $14,231
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