Ferguson Clinches Title After John Racener Eliminated From WSOPE Main Event

Published on November 6th, 2017 3:01 pm EST

The World Series of Poker - 2017 - Player of the Year.Chris "Jesus" Ferguson is officially your World Series of Poker Player of the Year for 2017.

Earlier today, Ferguson clinched the title after John Racener was eliminated from the World Series of Poker Europe main event. Ferguson was enjoying a wide 136.50 point lead heading into the WSOPE main event, and his competition was unable to make up the wide gulf in points.

As a result of his win, Ferguson will receive a free entry into the 2018 World Series of Poker main event in Las Vegas. This is on top of the free €10,000 entry that he received to the WSOPE main event for finishing at the top of the Player of the Year list following this past summer's WSOP in Las Vegas.


Chris Ferguson has been a machine at the World Series of Poker and World Series of Poker Europe this year, as he has cashed in a total of 23 events.

Of these 23 cashes, Ferguson was able to take down one event - the €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better tournament that concluded a few days ago.

In addition, Ferguson managed a second place and fourth place finish in the summer.

Some believe that Ferguson's POY win exposes serious flaws in how the leaderboard is calculated, as they believe that there is far too much emphasis on total cashes and not enough emphasis on actual wins.


The poker world is quite mixed on Ferguson winning the Player of the Year award.

Some are congratulating him on his achievement, as there is no doubt that he put on an impressive performance over the past six months.

Others will never forgive Ferguson for his role in the Full Tilt Poker fiasco, and these people think that Ferguson winning is terrible for the game of poker in general.


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