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The Round Table - Chris Ferguson – Ready for More

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You have surely heard of our newest guest to The Round Table. He is the 2000 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, the two time NBC Heads Up runner up, a five time bracelet winner, and an accomplished West Coast Swing dancer.

Who else could it be but ‘Jesus' himself, Chris Ferguson.

During the months of June and July Chris's base camp was at the RIO playing a tournament every day. Actually not even one tournament a day, Chris was often playing multiple events.

"I chose to multi-table if I was very short-stacked in one tournament and another one was about to start. If I expected to last another hour or two at most then I would choose to multi-table the next tournament that was just starting."

Playing one tournament a day can be exhausting, let alone two events! While a lot of players feel like they just got into a fist fight and lost after the World Series ends, Chris was still ready for more.

"The World Series can be exhausting but I was actually ready to play some more when it was ending. I think my poker got revitalized at the Series and I think for me it has a tendency to get me more and more interested in poker since it is such a great event."

Since the Jeffrey Pollack didn't add another week to the Series, Chris has been spending the last month since the WSOP ended enjoying the time off and taking a brief break from live poker and focusing on his online goal. About a year and a half ago Chris started an experiment where he pulled all of his money out of his Full Tilt Poker account and attempted to start from nothing and turn it into ten thousand dollars. After the Series ended he used that time to meet his mark.

"I have been playing a bunch online. I finally met my goal of turning zero dollars into ten thousand on Full Tilt. Since meeting my goal I am continuing to build the bankroll, possibly even shooting for a million. I was up to $17,000 but I'm actually down to around $11,000 as of today. I have also been working on getting some tools up on my website where players can actually learn more about poker and poker odds. It is going to be a little laboratory where they can do some research and look at some of the research I have done."

When he wasn't on his computer, Chris decided to get out of Vegas and hit up Los Angeles to visit with some friends that were in town. I hadn't seen Chris since July, so I was delighted when he rang and said a group was getting together.

Traveling only the way a man in a cowboy hat turning zero dollars into $10,000 for fun should, we took a super stretch black limo to the Mondrian hotel on Sunset Blvd. Along with Chris and I, the group included our friends Brittany Brower, and Ray Bitar. Dinner was amazing, an Asian-Latino fusion restaurant I had never eaten at before, and after trying everything on the menu we headed out to their outside bar to have a few cocktails.

Chris won't get to relax for too long, as poker is a busy life and there is always something next on the horizon.

"I am doing some voiceover work in Toronto for a show I did there. It is a charity event for the Miriam Foundation that will be televised and I am doing some voiceover work for that as a poker commentator. After that I am going to be off to England to play in the World Series of Poker Europe for a couple of days and there are some other events in London and then I am going on to Germany to play in a bunch of tournaments to promote Full Tilt ."

And that's it...for now. Be sure to keep checking back to see how the first WSOP Europe goes down, and what Chris's thoughts are on it.

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