Ted Forrest is a popular poker player not only with those who admiringly watch him at the final tables but also among his peers. He is known for taking and making interesting bets and there are those who say that he can beat his opponents with any given hand. He is seen as one of the best stud players in the world but recently his focus lies on Texas Hold’em where he has proven himself a talent as well.
Poker to fund Studies
Unlike so many other poker players that dropped out of school in order to play poker, Ted Forrest played poker in order to stay in school. His early years in Las Vegas won him enough money to take him to college. His aspirations as an academic did not materialize as he did eventually drop out nine credits short of graduating. Ted himself sees this as one of the best choices he ever made as it ensured that he stayed clear of a regular job career.
Forrest has five World Series of Poker bracelets. The first one he won in 1993 in the $1,500 Seven Card Razz and this brought him $78,400. The last bracelet that he won in 2003 brought a much larger sum of $300,300 and his total earnings so far exceed $5,400,000. In 2006 Forrest won the annual National Heads-Up Poker Championship where he defeated players like Erik Seidel and Chad Brown. This victory brought him $500,000. In 2007 he won the Bay 101 Shooting Stars Tournament where the first prize was $1,125,000.
The Master of Cash Games
Ted Forrest has become known for his daring participation in the world’s biggest cash games. In single sessions of poker he has won one million dollars and he has also been seen in similar situations around the craps table. He helped to organize a team of poker players that pooled their money together to play Texas billionaire Andy Beal in a series of high-limit Texas Hold’em games.
A Winning Personality
Forrest loves to take on special bets and this is most likely a contributing factor to his popularity among his peers. He was bet to do a back flip at the World Series of Poker and this won him $10,000. He also ran a marathon in scorching heat in Las Vegas which won him $7,000. He is not always the focus of the bet. He once bet John Hennigan $10,000 that Huck Seed’s brother Leif would not be able to run to L.A. from Las Vegas with only two occasions of sleep.
The Future Looks Bright
Ted Forrest continues to impress around the poker table and it looks like he can turn nearly any hand into a winning one. He is said to know the odds of any hand in any situation which should be a recipe that will bring him continued success in the future and keep him in the league of the elite poker players. He is sure to be seen both in tournaments and high stakes cash games bringing excitement to the world of poker.