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Buy-In: $9,700 + $300
Prize Pool: $2,276,978
Entrants: 242

WPT Foxwoods World Poker Finals Main Event

  • Oct 28, '10 - Nov 02, '10


Updates on Final Day (Nov 02, 10)


Jeff Forrest Wins the World Poker Finals ($548,752) -- Dave Inselberg Eliminated in Second Place ($325,608)

Dave InselbergJeff Forrest raised to 200,000 preflop and Dave Inselberg made the call. The flop fell 9Diamond Suit 8Spade Suit 5Club Suit and Inselberg checked. Forrest bet 250,000 and Inselberg reraised to 600,000. Forrest reraised all in and Inselberg made the all-in call. Their cards:

Forrest: QDiamond Suit QHeart Suit
Inselberg: 9Heart Suit 6Spade Suit

Turn and River: QSpade Suit and AClub Suit

Inselberg was eliminated in second place on the hand and he will take home $325,608 in prize money. That makes Forrest the champion of the event and the recipient of $548,752 in prize money, a WPT bracelet, and a buy-in for the $25,0000 WPT Championship.

Player Tags: Jeff Forrest

A Peculiar Hand

Both players limped to a ASpade Suit KClub Suit 7Heart Suit flop and then checked. The turn fell QDiamond Suit and Dave Inselberg checked. Jeff Forrest bet 300,000 and Inselberg made the call. The river fell 5Spade Suit and both players checked again. Inselberg turned over J-10 for a Broadway straight.

Player Tags: Jeff Forrest

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Inselberg: 5,335,000
Marchese: 1,980,000



There will now be a short break to reset things at the final table for the heads-up match.


Thomas Marchese Eliminated in Third Place ($211,759)

Thomas MarcheseJeff Forrest raised to 275,000 and Thomas Marchese reraised all in. Forrest made the call. Their cards:

Marchese: AClub Suit KSpade Suit
Forrest: KClub Suit 6Heart Suit

Board: JDiamond Suit 8Club Suit 6Spade Suit QClub Suit 2Diamond Suit

Marchese was eliminated in third place and he will take home $211,759 in prize money. He has also grabbed the lead in the Card Player Player of the Year race over Dwyte Pilgrim with his deep run in this tournament.

Player Tags: Tom Marchese,   Jeff Forrest

Chip Counts

Here are the chip counts:

Jeff Forrest: 4,445,000
Dave Inselberg: 2,090,000
Thomas Marchese: 780,000


Chop Chop

The poker gods don’t want this final table to make any forward progress it appears. Here is the most recent all-in hand.

Thomas Marchese got it all in against Jeff Forrest preflop. Their cards:

Marchese: KDiamond Suit 9Spade Suit
Forrest: KClub Suit 8Spade Suit

Board: QClub Suit 9Club Suit 6Spade Suit 10Diamond Suit JDiamond Suit

The jack on the river locked in the chopped pot with both players making a straight.

Player Tags: Tom Marchese,   Jeff Forrest

Chip Counts

Jeff Forrest: 3,295,000
Dave Inselberg: 3,190,000
Thomas Marchese: 830,000


Blinds Up

The blinds are now 50,000-100,000 with a 10,000 ante for the start of level 29.


Tom Marchese Doubles Up

Jeff Forrest moved all in preflop and Thomas Marchese made the call. Their cards:

Marchese: QSpade Suit 10Heart Suit
Forrest: KSpade Suit 5Diamond Suit

Board: AClub Suit 8Spade Suit 3Spade Suit QDiamond Suit 7Spade Suit

Marchese doubled up on the hand to survive and he now holds 830,000.

Player Tags: Tom Marchese,   Jeff Forrest
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