Ted Forrest Wins National Heads-Up Poker Championship

by Lou on March 8, 2006

Congratulations to Ted Forrest for winning the National Heads-Up Poker Championship this past Tuesday. Forrest beat a star-studded field that included Erik Seidel, Chad Brown, and Chris Ferguson on his way to the title. Chris “Jesus” Ferguson became a bridesmaid for the second straight year, having finished second to Phil Hellmuth last year.

Forrest, who came from behind in the best-of-three final, beat Ferguson to win the $500,000 first place prize.

Ferguson was disappointed, but had no regrets about his play, saying, “I would have absolutely loved, loved to win this. It’s a very, very important championship, in my opinion. But you can’t do it every year. I’m really proud of finishing second two years in a row. That’s way harder than winning it once.”

Forrest, who has been playing astonishingly good poker recently, was elated with his win. “The players here are all super-high caliber so it means a lot,” he said.

The National Heads-Up Poker Championship will air on NBC as a ten hour series that begins on April 16th and ends in late May. Last year NBC also aired this show on their CNBC cable outlet, and if they follow suit, this show may also be viewable there too.

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