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  15-Sep-12, 14:18   #1
Chris Ferguson Wins UKIPT Newcastle Main Event 0 
Seph777 

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Chris Ferguson has won a live tournament sponsored by PokerStars. That’s got to sound surprising, considering Ferguson was one of Full Tilt Poker’s founders and should be in hiding after his poker room’s scandal.

Fortunately for poker fans who don’t want to see the long-haired card banana-slicer acquire another penny, it wasn’t “the” Chris Ferguson who won the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Newcastle Main Event, but rather an easier to root for 23-year old from Edinburgh, Scotland. For his win, the first significant title of his live tournament career, Ferguson grabbed £87,640.

Ferguson started the eight-handed final table in second place, but quickly saw his chip stack shrink. During the first orbit, he called an all-in by Anthony Shields for 445,000 chips. With A-K, Ferguson was in great shape against Shields’ A-9, but a 9 showed up on the flop, allowing Shields to double-up.

Just a few hands later, he conceded a huge pot to Jack Sambrook. Ferguson opened pre-flop to 48,000 and called Sambrook’s re-raise to 100,000. After the 3-9-J flop, Sambrook bet 120,000 and Ferguson called. The same pattern held true after the 5 was dealt on the turn, though this time it was for 220,000 chips. When the King was dealt on the river, Sambrook bet 375,000, which turned out to be too much for Ferguson, who folded after some thought. It wouldn’t be much longer before Ferguson was down under a million chips and one of the shortest stacks at the table.

Ferguson held strong, though, finding cards at the right times to go into heads-up play against Alex Jobling facing a 2-to-1 chip deficit, 6.095 million to 2.975 million. He was up and down for the first half-hour before doubling through Jobling to pull within a million chips. At that point, the two competitors took a break to discuss a deal.

According to the payout structure, the winner was to receive £105,900 while the runner up earned £63,860. Ferguson and Jobling settled on an almost equal split of the prize money: Jobling, the chip leader, got £82,120, Ferguson got £77,640, and they played for the UKIPT trophy and the remaining £10,000.

Just 20 minutes after the deal was struck, Ferguson took control of the match, taking the chip lead for the first time at any point during the final table. Ferguson raised to 200,000 pre-flop, Jobling re-raised to 450,000, and Ferguson called. After the flop an all-heart flop of 9-8-3, the two got into raising war with all the chips eventually getting into the middle. Ferguson had Jobling dead to rights, holding 7-4 of hearts, good for a flopped flush. Jobling had pocket 7’s, good for not much. That took Ferguson’s stack up to 6.72 million, while Jobling’s fell to 2.91 million.

A few hands later, it was all over. The chips were all committed pre-flop, Jobling putting his tournament life on the line with A-Q of hearts and Ferguson having him covered with pocket 8’s. Jobling was unable to pair either of his cards or make a flush, sending him out of the game in second place, while shipping the title and the extra £10,000 to Chris Ferguson.

UK & Ireland Poker Tour Newcastle Main Event – Final Table Results

1. Christopher Ferguson – £87,640
2. Alexander Jobling – £82,120
3. Sam Holden – £39,030
4. David Knight – £28,780
5. Ewan Brown – £22,240
6. Anthony Shields – £17,880
7. Jack Sambrook – £13,520
8. Dan Hemingway – £10,250

     
  15-Sep-12, 15:51   #2
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fatalsilence 
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congrats to ferguson he was one of my faveorite poker pros back in the day but after full tilts
poker scandal i lost alot of respect for him, what surprised me is Freguson calling the reraise with 7-4 hearts and actually hitting. l Confused

     
  15-Sep-12, 18:19   #3
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noonlion 

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Posted by fatalsilence:
congrats to ferguson he was one of my faveorite poker pros back in the day but after full tilts
poker scandal i lost alot of respect for him, what surprised me is Freguson calling the reraise with 7-4 hearts and actually hitting. l Confused


Great example of someone who didn't read the actual post, the type susceptible to attention grabbing headlines like,

"Aliens have landed" and "Fox News actually tells the truth"

Good to see a fellow Edinburgher take a trophy down - the splitting of the money is a shame. Just pointless imo for what was a nominal difference.

Might enter one of these one day when I have the cash.

     
  15-Sep-12, 19:02   #4
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DaCapo71 
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Oh, this guy plays poker in these days? I thought he must pay back some bucks to the new owner from FullT. But it seems he had found money on the Black Friday special account Big Smile

     
  15-Sep-12, 19:06   #5
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mandy1966 

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Location: United Kingdom
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he should be behind bars the thieving git Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry

     
  15-Sep-12, 19:27   #6
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CarlYork 
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So no-one could actually be bothered to read the thread then?

     
  15-Sep-12, 23:07   #7
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teddybears73 
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Posted by CarlYork:
So no-one could actually be bothered to read the thread then?


lol
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i actually thought,oh theres jesus getting a good result till i read the op and seen it was another ferguson,i wonder how that goes with registering for tournaments?
is 1 called ferguson-1 and another ferguson-2 Smile

     
  16-Sep-12, 00:40   #8
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Greenmohave 

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It's been quite some time since I've even heard his name in the poker world let alone thinking he was involved in any type of tournements. i don't wish nothing bad on the guy, but it seems like he's one of them that is getting off relatively easy with little or no consequences. maybe he got his fare share from the sale of Fulltilt.

     
  16-Sep-12, 15:02   #9
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noonlion 

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Posted by Greenmohave:
It's been quite some time since I've even heard his name in the poker world let alone thinking he was involved in any type of tournements. i don't wish nothing bad on the guy, but it seems like he's one of them that is getting off relatively easy with little or no consequences. maybe he got his fare share from the sale of Fulltilt.


Still staying up to date and relevant with the thread, good to see lmao.

I think this thread is a great example of human psychology and cognition. They see a common name and the rest of the title becomes irrelevant.

As does the content, because in their minds only Jesus Fergsuon is represented by the name 'Chris Ferguson', therefore all instances of Chris Ferguson= the FTP guy.


     
  17-Sep-12, 00:19   #10
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grahamy27 
Joined: Dec '11
Location: United Kingdom
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how hilarious is this post...people not only miss in the op that it is not the "Chris Ferguson" but a different one but they then go on to miss the other posts correcting people.


     
  17-Sep-12, 08:35   #11
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mahdrof 

Joined: Nov '09
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LMAO! This thread is destined to be a classic.

     
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