An arrest warrant for Ted Forrest was issued last Friday by authorities. Forrest, 51, a six-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner with more than $6.3 million in live tournament earnings, has been charged with theft and bad check charges.
The 10 nominees (selected by the public for the sixth year in a row) for the 2014 Poker Hall of Fame were announced by World Series of Poker on Tuesday. The list of nominees include 5 returning candidates (highlighted in blue) and five new players, including Daniel Negreanu who turned 40 this year and now meet the criteria* to be inducted.
Vanessa Selbst Wins Event #2: Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em
Although Jason Mo dominated a great part of the final heads-up match of Event #2: Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em, it was Vanessa Selbst who stood tall as the winner at the end of all! Besides the top prize of $871,148 (She now has over $10 million in career live tournament earnings), Selbst received her third WSOP gold bracelet for besting a field of 131 entries! Jason Mo received $538,308 for his second place finish, which was his third runner-up finish in a WSOP event since 2010!
410 players paid the buy-in of $1,1000 and entered the Florida State Poker Championship Main Event at the Isle Casino and Racing in Pompano Beach. One of the participants was no one else than Mike "the mouth" Matusow who was in town for a poker seminar. And believe it or not, Mike ended up winning the whole tournament and grabbed the first-place prize of $103,000. A decent amount of money for many poker players in the world but probably peanuts for Mike Matusow who owes Ted Forrest $2 million for a weight-loss prop bet he lost a while ago. However, it seems like Mike was quite happy with the win after all.
"This title, even though, it may not be the WSOP Main Event or WPT event, was very important to me. I came down here to put on one of my famous one day power poker courses to help Florida players adjust better to the new limits and in turn I proved to people that when you are well trained and prepared you can expect to win." said Mike Matusow after the win.
About 2 months ago, Ted Forrest, the american poker pro, received a crazy prop bet from his fiends Mike Matusow and Justin Smith. The prop bet meant that if Ted Forrest could lose 50 pounds (22,68 kg) before June 15, he would get $2 million dollars. Ted Forrest, who weighed 85 kilo at that point, accepted the prop bet almost straight away. The challenge was on and Ted went on a strict diet!
When Ted stepped on the scale 2 months later, he was just skin and bones and weighed around 60 kilo. He had lost about 23 kilos and accomplished the impossible - to lose 26% of his body weight or about half a kilo almost every day for 2 months.
According to Phil Hellmuth's twitter, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Ted Forrest have a crazy prop bet going on. Ted Forrest wants to lose some weight, and Mike Matusow said that he will give him $2 million if he manage to lose 22 kilos before July 15. And if he doesn't manage till then, he will still get $1 million if he manage before 24th September. However, if he fails, then he has to give Mike $150,000.
I have my doubts that Ted Forrest will manage to lose 22 kilos in such a short time, at the same time I doubt that Mike Matusow can afford to give him $2 millions. Anyhow, it is a very interesting challenge. :)
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