Jeff Forrest survived an initial starting field of 242 players and he beat Dave Inselberg in heads-up for the win. The final table was very long, stretching out to over 200 hands, and play extended past midnight before a winner could finally be declared. The final table included names like Thomas Marchese who was the chip leader, Nikolai Yakovlenko, Keven Stammen and Mohsin Charania. Forrest entered the final table second in chips.
The final hand of the poker tournament saw Forrest’s pocket Qs hit a set on the river for the win. The $10,000 buy-in tournament featured a field of 242 players. Forrest picked up $548,752 USD for his efforts.
Jeff Forrest, a 22-year-old from Orlando, Florida, was participating in only his first World Poker Tour event. This victory was the first major win for Forrest, who has shown promising results early in his poker career. In just over a year of play, Forrest has already cashed twice in World Series of Poker events, and finished 2nd in a $1,500 buy-in event at this year’s PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament series. After winning at Foxwoods, his career earnings now top $740,000.
Here are the final table results:
1st: Jeff Forest – $548,752 ($553,350 CAD)
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
Sorel Mizzi was the top finishing Canadian player at the event, finishing 7th and winning $88,802, just missing the final table. Here is a video of Mizzi’s last hand.