All hail the champion.
The final table of the 2010 World Poker Tour World Poker Finals $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event began on Tuesday at Foxwoods Resort Casino.
A large number of draw outs took the final table past 200 hands, and past the midnight hour into Wednesday before crowning a champion.
Players moved all inconsistently throughout the night, but they also consistently found the cards they needed to survive.
In the end, a young poker talent stood atop the field of 242 players as a WPT champion that won a title in his very first WPT event.
Jeff Forrest, a 22-year-old rising poker talent beat Dave Inselberg heads up after the two outlasted an impressive final-table lineup that included Keven Stammen, Mohsin Charania, Nikolai Yakovenko, and Thomas Marchese.
Here are the numbers:
Final Table Seating Chart with Chip Counts:
Seat 1: Nikolai Yakovenko — 634,000
Seat 2: Jeff Forrest — 1,949,000
Seat 3: Thomas Marchese — 3,022,000
Seat 4: Dave Inselberg — 344,000
Seat 5: Keven Stammen — 341,000
Seat 6: Mohsin Charania — 1,024