Posts Tagged ‘Chris Ferguson 2017 WSOP’

Hughes, Racener Set Record for Most Cashes in Single WSOP

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

john-racener-ryan-hughesJohn Racener and Ryan Hughes are both having excellent runs at the 2017 WSOP with 15 cashes a piece. This sets the record for the most cashes in a single WSOP.

Roland Israelashvili set the old record last year, cashing 13 times at the 2016 WSOP. But with even more events added this year, it’s no surprise that Racener and Hughes have already beaten Israelashvili’s mark.

It’s also little surprise that Hughes is No. 1 on the Player of the Year Leaderboard with 820.71 points. Racener is closely behind with 814.42 points.

Thanks to all of his cashes, Hughes has earned $226,845 in winnings this summer. Racener has had an even bigger run money-wise, collecting $353,866 at the 2017 WSOP. The 2010 WSOP November Niner was greatly aided by winning the Event #17 $10k Dealer’s Choice ($273,962).

Racener made headlines for dedicating the victory to his late mother, who passed away from cancer. He revealed a “For Mom” shirt after the win.

negreanu-chris-fergusonIn other news, Chris Ferguson has also surpassed Israelashvili’s old WSOP record with 14 cashes. With 733.46 points, he’s currently fourth in the 2017 WSOP POY race. Ferguson’s best finish so far is a fourth-place effort in the Event #51: $10k PLO Hi-Lo Championship ($150,929).

Another noteworthy player who’s battling for POY glory is Daniel Negreanu, who has 10 cashes and 651.64 points. This puts him in eighth place as we roll towards the end of the 2017 WSOP.

Kid Poker had a memorable fifth-place effort in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship ($300,852). But he’s not happy with how the POY system works, offering the following comments:

“Bitter 5th Place finish in the most fun tourney of the year $50k PPC. 5 days of grinding hard totally disrespected by a shameful POY system. While I spend 5 days against the worlds best in one event for 180 points, others are racking up min cashes at 40-50 a pop.”

So far, it looks like a two-man race between Racener and Hughes for the 2017 POY. And this is only fitting when considering that both currently have the WSOP cashes record.

Ferguson, Lederer Return to 2017 WSOP

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

ferguson-lederer-2017-wsopLast year, Chris Ferguson and Howard Lederer played their first WSOP action since the Full Tilt Poker scandal broke in 2011. Now, the former Full Tilt board members are making a return trip to the 2017 WSOP.

No public apologies were issued this time around, like the duo offered in 2016. After all, the poker world made it clear that they have no remorse for Ferguson and Lederer.

Both players were part of the decision-making process that led Full Tilt to fail to ring-fence player deposits. That said, it’s little surprise that nobody in the poker world was thrilled with their apologies.

Nevertheless, it appears that the heat wasn’t so bad last year because both “The Professor” and “Jesus” are back at the WSOP.

They made their entrance in the 2017 WSOP Event #10: $1,000 Tag Team NL Hold’em event. Teaming up with former Team Full Tilt member Andy Bloch, they were easily the most-unpopular team in the field.

Poker pro Valentin Vornicu voiced his displeasure with the Ferguson/Lederer/Bloch team by tweeting: “Chris Jesus Ferguson at my table. Currently Andy Bloch playing for his team – gonna secure a quick bust for all poker players @WSOP #tagteam.”

Vornicu and others were happy when the Full Tilt squad was busted well short of the final table. They went all-in with A-Q versus A-K from John Hulett and Deepinder Singh, with the latter winning the hand.

The team picked up $898 for their 81st-place finish, which is probably more than some players felt they deserved. Ferguson followed this up with a 44th-place effort in the Event #11: $1,500 Dealer Choice – 6-handed event, which earned him $2,335.

Based on the way Jesus is playing now, and the way he played in 2016 (10 total WSOP cashes), Ferguson will likely be seen plenty more over the coming weeks.