Ted Forrest Takes Second Annual Poker
March 18, 2006 (written by Haunted
Last year’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship
garnered little attention and publicity finally
culminating in the biggest 40-plus-year-old brat the
poker world knows – Phil Hellmuth. This year, Ted
Forrest captured the title and $500,000 for winning this
invitation-only heads-up no-limit hold’em poker
tournament. The media coverage seemed to be a bit
heavier and the event will probably catch on as it
becomes a regular annual event.
Some early-round disappointments included losses from
Doyle Brunson, Phil Ivey, and Gus Hansen. You can catch
the televised coverage from the newly remodeled Caesar’s
Palace poker room in Las Vegas beginning in mid-April on
Perhaps even more astonishing than Forrest’s victory is
the back-to-back 2nd place finishes of Chris “Jesus”
Ferguson. This tournament is played in an NCAA
basketball-like bracket style and the luck-factor is
always enormous in heads-up no-limit play.
Congratulations to both Ted and Chris!
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