Chris Ferguson grew up in LA and has a Ph.D. in computer science from UCLA. He has sixty-one WSOP cashes, third best all time. He has five World Series bracelets, including the 2000 Main Event. He has three WSOP Circuit main event titles and ten World Poker Tour cashes. In NBC’s National Heads-Up Championship, he finished second in 2005, second again in 2006, and first in 2008.