|Born||December 1, 1928
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
Fred Bernard "Sarge" Ferris (December 1, 1928 - March 12, 1989) was an American professional poker player. In 1978, Ferris was considered among the top 12 poker players in the world at that time, as ranked by Poker Magazine.
In the 1980 World Series of Poker, Ferris won a World Series of Poker bracelet in deuce-to-seven draw, winning $150,000. He defeated some of the best professional poker players of that time to win the tournament, including two-time world champion a good friend Doyle Brunson who finished the tournament in second place, and 1978 world champion Bobby Baldwin who finished third.
On April 22, 1983, Ferris gained notoriety as the Internal Revenue Service seized $46,000 during a high-stakes game at the Horseshoe Casino.
Ferris died in March 1989, and was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in December of that year.