POKER PROFESSIONAL TED FORREST
TED FORREST POKER PRO
Ted Forrest Poker Professional
Ted Forrest Ted Forrest (born September 24, 1964 in Syracuse, New York) is an American professional poker player, currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Ted Forrest won three bracelets at the 1993 World Series of Poker (WSOP). After the mid-1990s, Forrest turned his attention full time to cash games. He made a triumphant return to the WSOP by winning 2 bracelets at the 2004 WSOP.
Since then he has moved his focus from seven card stud to hold 'em with some success, including reaching 3 final tables on the World Poker Tour and winning a championship on the Professional Poker Tour.
Ted Forrest is well known as a competitive high stakes gambler. He has been a key part of a consortium of poker players who pooled their money together to play Texas billionaire Andy Beal at $100,000-$200,000 heads-up limit hold em.
Forrest also participates in many proposition bets, such as betting John "World" Hennigan $10,000 that Huck Seed's brother Leif could not run to L.A. from Las Vegas while only sleeping twice. His 'healthy disregard for money' that is so beneficial to his poker game also leads to reports that he has bankrolled losing players and invested imprudently in the past.
Forrest is generally regarded as one of the best Stud players in the world, while being relatively weaker at Hold Em. Despite this reputation, Forrest has won several Hold Em tournaments in recent years .Forrest competed in the second season of Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament, where he advanced to the quarter-final stage.
He did not fare as well in season three, being mathematically eliminated early in the preliminaries. He played in both seasons of the GSN series High Stakes Poker. In March 2006, Forrest won the annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship, defeating (in order) Erik Seidel, Chad Brown, Ernie Dureck, Sam Farha, "Sheiky" Shahram Sheikhan and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson to win the $500,000 first prize. As of 2010, his total live tournament winnings exceed $5,725,000.
Ted Forrest WSOP Bracelets Wins now total 22 as of 2012
• 1993 $1,500 Seven Card Razz $77,400
• 1993 $1,500 Omaha 8 or better $120,000
• 1993 $5,000 Seven Card Stud $114,000
• 2004 $1,500 Seven Card Stud $111,440
• 2004 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em $300,300