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Generation Next -- Andrew Ferguson

Andrew Ferguson Knows What’s Important

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Jul 24, 2009


Variance sucks. Just quiz any poker professional who’s seen a juicy bankroll plummet. University of Maryland economics major and tournament specialist Andrew “fergwrx” Ferguson is no exception. He’s been there, done that. He’s tasted big scores, gone toe-to-toe with the manic highs and crushing lows of variance, and has emerged from the belly of the beast relatively unscathed, living to log on and play another day. “For me, the key is to maintain a positive attitude,” said Ferguson. “A lot of players can get into a pretty bad mindset amid downswings. And at 100-plus buy-in levels, you’re going to see some pretty big downswings. I’ve seen at least two negative $100,000 swings, including my live play. So, I always try to figure out how I can improve my game, even when I’m on a big upswing.” Ferguson first got his feet wet in tournament poker after creating a poker site ...

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