Ferguson Takes Down €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Event

Published on November 2nd, 2017 5:36 pm EST

The World Series of Poker Europe chip logo on maroon background.Chris "Jesus" Ferguson now has a stranglehold on the race for the 2017 WSOP POY award following his win in the WSOPE €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event last night.

Ferguson returned to the World Series of Poker in 2016 following a long hiatus. Ferguson, who was branded a pariah in the poker world for his role in the Full Tilt Poker fiasco, decided to return to the World Series of Poker once Full Tilt Poker's former US customers had been made whole as a result of the deal between Pokerstars and the US government. Ferguson's re-appearance on the poker scene was derided by many players, though Ferguson was not to be swayed and ended up cashing 10 times at the 2016 World Series of Poker.

In 2017, the results have been even better for Ferguson, as he has now cashed in a ridiculous 23 World Series of Poker and World Series of Poker Europe events this year. This includes his victory in the €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better event, which ended up resulting in a payday of €39,289.

With his victory on Wednesday, Ferguson now has a total of six World Series of Poker bracelets, 103 WSOP, WSOPE and WSOP circuit cashes and over $6 million in total lifetime WSOP earnings.


Chris Ferguson is now in the driver's seat when it comes to claiming the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year title - here are the standings as of this moment:

1. Chris Ferguson, 1,178.53
2. John Racener, 999.76
3. Ryan Hughes, 994.35
4. John Monnette, 865.21
5. Alex Foxen, 786.76

There are still a number of WSOPE bracelet events still left to be played, including the main event and €111,111 High Roller for One Drop.

The 2017 WSOP Player of the Year will receive an entry into next year's World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas.


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