Bovada Poker News: Chris Ferguson Leads WSOP POY Race
The 2017 WSOP Europe festival is quickly approaching the halfway point, and there aren’t many bracelets left to win before the WSOP Player of the Year is announced. Last Saturday in Rozvadov, Theodore McQuilkin won Event #4: €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed, surviving a field of 240 entries to claim the top prize of just over US$100,000. Two days earlier, Martin Kabrhel earned his first WSOP bracelet at Event #3: €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Super Turbo BOUNTY. The Prague resident took home over US$62,000 for his efforts.
Winning a bracelet is what most tournament pros dream about, but the focus in Rozvadov is on the POY race, where Chris Ferguson is in first place with just a handful of events remaining. After cashing in a record 14 times during the WSOP festival in Las Vegas, Ferguson has four cashes through six events at King’s Casino, opening up a significant lead over Ryan Hughes and John Racener, each with two cashes. Ferguson hasn’t won any bracelets this year, but through sheer volume, the disgraced poker veteran is well on his way to becoming POY – and winning a free seat at next year’s WSOP Main Event.
Colman Wins King of the Hill 3
Dan Colman has been in and out of the poker spotlight since he took down the Big One for One Drop at the 2014 World Series of Poker. Last Thursday, Colman was back in business, winning the third King of the Hill tournament at SugarHouse Casino in Philadelphia. Colman took both his heads-up matches with reigning KOTH champion and good friend Olivier Busquet, then swept Brandon Adams to win the $200,000 prize and the title belt.
Colman appears to be tailor-made for Poker Night in America’s $50,000 buy-in tournament. He’s a heads-up specialist who’s enjoyed major success playing online poker and live high-rollers. Colman also enjoyed plenty of “run good” during the KOTH III final; Adams, who defeated 2017 WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein in the semis, watched an early lead disappear and never recovered. “Poker’s easy when you just have a hand every time,” Colman told Adams after the match.