High stakes cash game player, Ted Forrest, is also an impressively accomplished poker pro on the tournament circuit, with 5 WSOP bracelets earned in four different poker forms, and more than $5M in career tournament winnings as of the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Born in Syracuse, New York, Ted Forrest eventually made his way out west, where he began playing poker in Las Vegas in his spare time. Ted Forrest enjoyed enough success at the poker tables to return to Syracuse and enroll in Le Moyne College, but dropped out nine credits shy of graduation; a decision Ted has not regretted as he revels in a much more lucrative career choice than he had been aiming at.
In 1993, Ted Forrest tied the WSOP record for the most gold bracelets won in a single year. Claiming victories in the $5,000 Limit 7 Card Stud, $1,500 Limit Razz and $1,500 Limit Omaha HI/Lo events, Ted equaled Puggy Pearson's standing achievement, and took home over $300K in prize money. He also outlasted such notable players as 7 Card Stud
expert Chip Reese
and Howard "The Professor" Lederer.
Eleven years later, Ted Forrest added two more WSOP bracelets to his resume. Triumphing in the 2004 $1,500 Limit 7 Card Stud and $1,500 No Limit Hold'em events at the World Series of Poker, Ted Forrest's tournament income swelled by more than $400K. Altogether, Ted Forrest has won more than $1.6M from WSOP events alone.
Forrest has also been an active participant in the World Poker Tour, amassing nearly $2.4M from 11 WPT cashes (5 were final tables) as of 2010, and a WPT title from the Bay 101 Shooting Star WPT No Limit Hold'em Championship in 2008.
In addition to his successful professional poker career, Ted Forrest is also legendary for making outrageous prop bets with his fellow pros. He once won a $50K bet against Howard Lederer
and Huck Seed that 310 lb Lederer could not weigh less than, then, 180 lb Huck Seed within a year's time. In another instance, Ted Forrest made a $10K bet with David Oppenheim
that required Forrest to bench press 225 lbs fifty times within a 24 hour period; Ted not only lost the bet, but also suffered permanent damage to one arm.
Known to be one of the nicest players in poker, Ted Forrest is also one of the most well-rounded poker pros
. When he isn't on the tournament trail, Ted can be found playing some of the highest stakes cash games in Vegas.