Jeff Forrest Wins Foxwoods World Finals 2010

Jeff Forrest has just won the 2010 WPT Foxwoods, after defeating a field of 238 players over six days to take down the title, and collect the $548,752 first place prize.
As the six-handed final table got underway, Thomas Marchese was the overwhelming chip leader on 3.02 million chips with the 22-year-old Jeff Forrest from Florida lying in second spot on 1.95 million.
First to exit the $10,000 buy-in competition in 6th was Mohsin Charania ($104,741) after a double blow when his As-Qc came off second best to Nikolai Yakovenko’s Ac-2d, before finally being finished off holding pocket sevens to Keven Stammen’s pocket eights.
However, Dave Inselberg then eliminated Keven Stammen from the tournament in 5th ($128,650) after calling Stammen’s Ah-10h holding Ad-Qd. Inselberg then continued his elimination run when he called Nikolai Yakovenko’s pocket aces raise holding Ks-8c, and then relieved him of the rest of his chips on a Kc-8s-7c flop. Nikolai Yakovenko collected $170,773 for his 4th place finish.
The start of the day chip leader and favourite going into the final Thomas Marchese had to settle for a $211,759 pay-day in 3rd, after getting short on chips and pushing his Ac-Ks over the top of a raise from Jeff Forrest holding Kc-6h. A 6 on the flop was enough to send Marchese to the rails.
As heads-up play got underway between Jeff Forest and Dave Inselberg, Forest held a substantial chip lead over his opponent and just ten hands later the defining moment came when Forest was dealt Qd-Qh to Inselberg’s 9h-6s.
Forrest’s min-raise was called by his opponent who then check-raised Forrest all-in on a 9d-8s-5c flop. A Qs on the turn and an Ac on the river sealed Inselberg’s fate, who had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $325,608.
Meanwhile, Jeff Forrest won a famous WPT victory and was crowned the WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals Champion. He also picked up his biggest score to date of $548,752 to take his live tournament earning to around the three-quarter of a million dollar mark.

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