Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, the poker professional and businessman who besmirched his reputation in the Full Tilt Poker debacle in 2011 and remains silent on the issue, has only recently reappeared at live poker tables, yet his skills have propelled him to the Player of Year, according to a Twitter announcement by WSOP on Monday.
His ascendency to the top of the POY leader board was earned through a series of cashes in major tourneys this year. These culminated in six at the WSOPE series in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, where he also earned his sixth winner’s bracelet (see previous InfoPowa reports).
In all he accumulated 1,178.53 POY points in an impressive string of finishes.
The elimination in the Rozvadov main event this week of nearest rival John Racener clinched the top spot for Ferguson, prompting the WSOP tweet.
Ferguson wins an entry into the $10,000 buy-in WSOP Main Event next year for his achievement, along with the publicity of having his image displayed prominently on large banners at next year’s Las Vegas WSOP venue, the Rio Hotel and Casino.