Poker professional Ted Forrest has won the championship title of the Second Annual National Heads Up Poker Championship and the accompanying $500,000 in prize money. Forrest won the title after playing 63 poker matches spread out over a three-day period. The tournament was held at the Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
After winning two out of three in the final series, Forrest beat out his opponent Chris "Jesus" Ferguson and won the title and the $500,000. Ferguson still had plenty to smile about, however, as the prize money awarded for runner up was a hefty $250,000.
The players each started out with 640 000 chips and kept playing until one emerged as clear winner - this year that title went to Ted Forrest.
Participants in the poker games included some of the most famous names in poker but were eliminated over the duration of the tournament. The event will be broadcast on NBC as a ten-hour package of poker, beginning April 16th and ending sometime late in the month of May. Last year NBC also rebroadcast the tournament on the company’s cable outlet, CNBC, so anyone missing the first broadcast can catch it on the rebroadcast. The entire tournament with all its excitement and action will be available for viewing.
Posted on: March 15, 2006