Chris Ferguson Odds On To Win 2017 WSOP POY

Chris Ferguson Odds On To Win 2017 WSOP POYFollowing an incredible run at the 2017 World Series of Poker in which he cashed in 17 tournaments for a total payout of $380,200, Chris Ferguson now sits atop the WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard with 898.46 points. Consequently, he now looks odds on to win the title outright after the award is determined in November following completion of the WSOP Europe.
Amongst the multitude of cashes Ferguson booked in Las Vegas this year was a 4th place finish at the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo Championship for $150,929, and a runner-up finish at the $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship for $151,700. Ferguson even managed a minimum cash at the $1,000 NLHE Tag Team event in which he partnered with fellow disgraced Full Tilt owner Howard Lederer.
As a result of his progress so far, Ferguson has already received a €10,000 Main Event package through to the WSOP Europe at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, which will run from October 19th to November 10th with 11 bracelets on offer. Whoever wins the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year in November will then receive a $10,000 Main Event ticket through to the WSOP in 2018.
Back in the year 2000, the controversial pro picked up 2 WSOP bracelets, including winning the $10,000 Main Event for $1,500,000, and currently he has extended his tally to five gold bracelets in total, as well as further $8,915,646 in live career earnings.
In the meantime, a number of other players could still possible take the title, with the list of contenders including Ryan Hughes (876.35), John Monnette (865.21), and John Racener (853.16). If history is an indicator, though, as the point leader at the Las Vegas series, Ferguson is now highly likely to receive the award, as was the case with the 2014 winner George Danzer, and the 2015 winner Mike Gorodinsky.
Interestingly, Daniel Negreanu currently sits at number 7 on the 2017 POY, but said that he has given up trying to win the award due to an uneven scoring system in which no allowances are made for high buy-in tournament with smaller fields, but tougher players. As a result, the Hall of Famer said that he wouldn’t be traveling to Europe to take part in the competition.

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