Ferguson Currently Sits 22 Points Ahead of Ryan Hughes

Published on July 16th, 2017 5:21 pm EST

The King is talking on the phone, receiving news, scratching beard in semi confusion.Much to the chagrin of many, Chris "Jesus" Ferguson currently sits at the top of the World Series of Poker Player of the Year leaderboard with the summer quickly coming to a close in Las Vegas.

Despite not having won a bracelet this summer, Ferguson has taken advantage of the recent changes to the POY calculations to earn his spot at the top of the leaderboard. In addition to 13 total cashes, Ferguson has managed two final table appearances (including a 2nd place finish in the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship) and numerous finishes in the top 100.

In total, Ferguson has well over $300,000 in cashes this summer.


There is still a large number of POY points left to be dished out in the "Little One for One Drop" and main events, though most of the names that still have a chance of overtaking Ferguson have already been eliminated from both events.

When the WSOP main event comes to an end, the top person on the leaderboard will automatically receive a free entry into the €10,000 WSOPE main event, which is set to take place later this year in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

The person who sits at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the WSOPE will receive a $10,000 buy-in to the 2018 World Series of Poker main event.


Here is the top of the 2017 WSOP POY leaderboard as of this moment:

Chris Ferguson, 898.46
Ryan Hughes, 876.35
John Monnette, 865.21
John Racener, 853.16
Raymond Henson, 768.49
Ben Yu, 766.49
Alex Foxen, 754.36
Daniel Negreanu, 717.76
James Obst, 667.48
Taylor Black, 659.80


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