Hometown: Pacific Palisades
Country of Origin: United States
Birthdate: Apr 11, 1963 (Age: 50)
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson can throw playing cards through vegetables, ballroom dance, and play some serious poker. He was born in Los Angeles on April 11, 1963, and attended the University of California for 20 years, receiving a Ph.D. in computer science.
Ferguson began his poker career by consistently winning his high-school home games. He then played through college, and successfully made the transition to live poker tournaments. During the 2000 World Series of Poker, he won his first bracelet in seven-card stud and went on to win the main event, as well.
He has captured three other bracelets, one coming in a 2001 Omaha eight-or-better event, and the other two in 2003, in the half hold'em-half seven-card stud and Omaha eight-or-better events. In both 2005 and 2006, he finished second in the National Heads-Up Poker Championship. He went on to finally win the event in 2008 when he won his final match versus Andy Bloch.
Ferguson is also a member of Team Full Tilt.