Pro Poker Player Profiles - Ted Forrest
Thursday, November 30, 2023
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Barry Greenstein

Barry Greenstein

Nickname: The Robin Hood of Poker

Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. USA

Birth date: Dec. 30, 1954

Education: B.S.-Computer Science-University of Illinois, Began PHD in Mathematics (incomplete)

WSOP Bracelets: 2

WPT Titles: 2

Poker Room Affiliations: Poker Stars

Ted Forrest Fast Facts

Ted ForrestBirthplace: Syracuse, N.Y.
Birth date: Sept. 24, 1964
Education: Began college, but never finished
WSOP Bracelets: 5
WPT Titles: 0

In 1993, Ted Forrest won three WSOP gold bracelets in the same year, a record tied by Phil Hellmuth Jr. (same year) and later by Phil Ivey in 2002. He was a prominent character in The Professor, The Banker, and The Suicide King: An Inside Look at the Richest Poker Game of All Time and his high stakes poker talents and proposition bets are now legendary. He was also featured in the book’s sequel and appears in the title under the name, The Junkman for his ability to win with any two cards. In 2005, Forrest won the NBC National Heads Up Championship, defeating a slew of the world’s greatest poker players including Chris Ferguson in the finals.

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