Chris Ferguson Receives Poor Reception during WSOP Gaming

Poker players from around the world have been visiting Las Vegas, Nevada over the past few weeks to take part in the 2016 World Series of Poker. Amateurs as well as well-known pros have taken to the felt in the hopes of earning WSOP gold, earning top prize money and being cheered on for their efforts. While this has been taking place, there have also been a few boos from the audience as players who are not seen in a positive light try to compete in various WSOP events.

One of the most notable occurrences in the poker world is known as Black Friday. Back in April of 2011, this day marked the time when online poker would be no more in the United States, at least for a few years. Several poker players were connected to online poker sites that owed players money after Black Friday including Chris Ferguson.

Ferguson was a top player back in the day, having held the position as the Director of Full Tilt Poker in the past. Ferguson played well in tournaments and was respected as a contributor to the game in a variety of ways. However, his association with problems in the poker industry gave the pro a bad reputation and his appearance at the 2016 WSOP was not left unnoticed.

The pro competed in events of the series including the most recent $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship. Ferguson was actually able to make it quite far in the competition, earning a 4th place finish. When he made the final table, a series of boos and cat-calls begin, even heckling from those in attendance. However, there were also those in attendance who supported Ferguson and began to yell as well.

Ferguson has not been willing to talk about the incident at the WSOP or discuss the fiasco known as Full Tilt Poker, in the past. With such a poor reception during the WSOP event, it will be interesting to see if the pro continues to compete as the WSOP moves forward.

Hollywood Poker Open Championship Set for This Week

Across the US, there are live events taking place all the time. Players are able to compete in major events and begin the steps to creating a poker career. One event set for this year is the Hollywood Poker Open Championship, which kicks off on June 25th. The series will offer several events including the much anticipated Main Event which has a buy-in of $2,500.

The main event will offer a guaranteed prize pool of $500,000 and will begin on the 27th. On the 25th, $235 buy-in satellite will begin at noon and then again at 4pm and 7pm. Satellites will also take place on the 26th and 27th with several events each day. With the satellites, players will be able to earn their seat in the main event for a much lower buy-in. At least one seat will be guaranteed with the satellite so players can attend the main event.

During the event, several pros are expected to compete. Chris Moneymaker, the ambassador of the Hollywood Poker Open, as well as other top pros will be on hand to compete during the main event. The M Resort in Las Vegas will be hosting the event and the event will feature several players who earned their seat via different events.

Players from six regional stops as well as winners from the Season 2 Championship in Las Vegas will be taking part in the event. During this week, the M Resort will be providing eight satellites in no limit hold’em format to give players the opportunity to compete in the guaranteed main event.

Overall, the Hollywood Poker Open will include several events including an Omaha event. According to Gaye Gullo, the Penn National Gaming Vice President of Marketing, the Season 1 of the HPO last year was very successful and the success has continued this year.