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Ted Forrest Wins The 2014 World Series of Poker $1,500 Razz Event

Poker Pro Denies Hellmuth His 14th Bracelet, Earns His Sixth and $121,196

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After a six hour heads-up battle Ted Forrest defeated Phil Hellmuth heads-up to claim his sixth World Series of Poker gold bracelet and the $121,196 first-place prize, denying the “Poker Brat” a record-furthering 14th bracelet.

A total of 352 players turned out for the 2014 WSOP $1,500 Razz event. After two full days of play the field was narrowed to just eight players, with Hellmuth among the chip leaders heading into the final table.

Twenty-five years after he won the 1989 WSOP main event Hellmuth headlined the stacked final table that included plenty of other big names like Forrest, David Bach (4th – $34,979), Brock Parker (5th – $25,717) and Brandon Cantu (6th – $19,183). He remained chip leader for much of the final day, and by eliminating third-place finisher Greg Pappas with a Q-7-6-5-4 low he secured a roughly 2-to-1 chip advantage over Forrest heading into the final showdown.

Phil HellmuthBoth players had already earned multiple gold bracelets, with a Razz title for each, but it was clear from the length and intensity of their back-and-forth battle that they were both incredibly hungry to capture this title.

In the end the limits got so high that the pair had less than 20 big bets between them. Forrest made a 6-5-3-2-A late in the game that left Hellmuth crippled, and moments later it was all over.

“Of all the tournament’s I’ve played, this one was the toughest when we gone down to heads-up,” Forrest said after the win. “I’ve never gone back and forth this many times against anyone. Phil is a great player obviously, and to win in this way really makes it even more satisfying. I don’t know what I can say other than this is what we play for, for this moment.”

Hellmuth earned $74,848 and 500 Card Player Player of the Year points for his runner-up finish. Despite falling just short of his 14th bracelet, Hellmuth did notch his record 101st WSOP cash at his record 49th final table. Although he was clearly disappointed after being eliminated, Hellmuth quickly took to Twitter to congratulate his opponent.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Ted Forrest $121,196 600
2 Phil Hellmuth $74,848 500
3 Greg Pappas $48,275 400
4 David Bach $34,979 300
5 Brock Parker $25,717 250
6 Brandon Cantu $19,183 200
7 Yuebin Guo $14,517 150
8 Kevin Iacofano $11,143 100

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