Ted Forrest

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  1. A five time bracelet winner at the World Series of poker who won the 2006 National Heads-Up Poker Championship, and is widely regarded as the best Stud player today.

WSOP Bracelets

YearTournament(US$) Prize Won
1993$1,500 Seven Card Razz$78,400
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

Reputation as a Gambler

Forrest is well known in the pro poker player community as being one of the biggest gamblers around. He is famous for wagering $10,000 against fellow pro John Hennigan that Huck Seed's brother (Leif) could not run from Los Angeles to Las Vegas while only sleeping twice. Other pros have said that Forrest has a "healthy disregard for money" and had even taken a prop bet to run a marathon in Las Vegas on a 115-degree day (he won).

WPT Victory

Forrest's biggest tournament financially came in March of 2007 as he won the Bay 101 Shooting Start Tournament and collected the first place prize of $1,125,000 and the WPT crown.