Ted Forrest (born September 24, 1964 in Syracuse, New York) is an American skilled poker participant, at present residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Forrest received three bracelets on the 1993 World Collection of Poker (WSOP). After the mid-1990s, Forrest turned his consideration full time to money video games. He made a triumphant return to the WSOP by successful 2 bracelets on the 2004 WSOP. Since then he has moved his focus from seven card stud to carry ’em with some success, together with reaching 5 closing tables on the World Poker Tour and successful a championship on the Skilled Poker Tour.
Forrest is effectively often known as a aggressive excessive stakes gambler. He has been a key a part of a consortium of poker gamers who pooled their cash collectively to play Texas billionaire Andy Beal in a sequence of very excessive restrict, heads-up, Texas Holdem video games, with limits ranging anyplace from $20,000/$40,000 to $100,000/$200,000.
Forrest additionally participates in lots of proposition bets, reminiscent of betting John Hennigan $10,000 that Huck Seed’s brother Leif couldn’t run to L.A. from Las Vegas whereas solely sleeping twice.His ‘wholesome disregard for cash’ that’s so useful to his poker recreation additionally results in studies that he has bankrolled dropping gamers and invested imprudently previously.
Forrest is usually thought to be among the best stud gamers on the earth. Whereas not thought of to be fairly as formidable in Maintain’Em as he’s in numerous Stud video games, Forrest has nonetheless received a number of maintain’em tournaments in recent times.
Forrest competed within the second season of Poker Superstars Invitational Match, the place he superior to the quarter-final stage. He didn’t fare as effectively in season three, being mathematically eradicated early within the preliminaries. He performed within the first two seasons of the GSN sequence Excessive Stakes Poker.
In March 2006, Forrest received the annual Nationwide Heads-Up Poker Championship, defeating (so as) Erik Seidel, Chad Brown, Ernie Dureck, Sam Farha, “Sheiky” Shahram Sheikhan and Chris Ferguson to win the $500,000 first prize.
Persevering with together with his historical past of event success, in March 2007 Ted received the Bay 101 Taking pictures Stars Match, outlasting J. J. Liu within the longest heads up duel in World Poker Tour historical past. For the victory, Forrest collected the primary prize of $1,125,000.
As of 2008, his whole reside event winnings exceed $5,400,000.
World Collection of Poker Bracelets Edit
|1993||$1,500 Seven Card Razz||$78,400|
|1993||$1,500 Omaha eight or higher||$120,000|
|1993||$5,000 Seven Card Stud||$114,000|
|2004||$1,500 Seven Card Stud||$111,440|
|2004||$1,500 No Restrict Maintain’em||$300,300|
Forrest’s first three bracelets had been stolen. He gave one of many remaining two to his daughter; and has the opposite locked away. Ted additionally owns one WSOP championship bracelet that previously belonged to Hamid Dastmalchi, which he bought from Dastmalchi after he (Dastmalchi) complained that the bracelet wasn’t price what the Binion household claimed.
Hamid instructed him, “They are saying it’s price $5,000, however I’d take $1,500 for it” to which Forrest replied “Offered” and tossed him three $500 chips. 
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