Jeff Forrest First At Foxwoods
November 3, 2021
World Poker Tour newbie Jeff Forrest, a 22-year old poker player out of Florida, completed an improbable run yesterday at the WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals, when he successfully outlasted a total field of 242 entrants- including a stacked final table- to earn the title and top prize worth $548,752.

Forrest, who can now honestly claim he’s batting a thousand at WPT events having never entered one before, not only surpassed professional players Keven Stammen and Mohsin Charania yesterday to claim the title, but also Thomas Marchese, the man currently sitting- as of today- at the top of CardPlayer’s Player of the Year leader board, thanks to 2010 live cashes in excess of $2 million.

Marchese, when he entered yesterday’s final table first in chips out of six, appeared to be the clear favorite, particularly given his experience and amazing recent hot streak, however by the time the table was halfway cleared, it seemed that streak may be coming to an end.  Incredibly, Marchese lost three major all-in, pre-flop hands, while holding ace-king once play had become three handed, first against pocket fours to double up Forrest; then against ace-nine to double up Dave Inselberg; and finally against a lowly king-six- the hand Forrest held to finally knock Marchese out altogether, after hours of three handed play.

Marchese, for his third place finish, pocketed $211,759 and officially surpassed WPT Borgata Poker Open champion Dwyte Pilgrim, on the 2010 CardPlayer Player of the Year leader board.

The final table finish positions for the 2010 WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals were as follows:

1st.  Jeff Forrest- $548,752

2nd.  Dave Inselberg- $325,608

3rd.  Thomas Marchese- $211,759

4th.  Nikolai Yakovenko- $170,773

5th.  Keven Stammen- $128,650

6th.  Mohsin Charania- $104,741

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