For those not fully consumed by the 2005 WSOP Main Event, Fox Sports Net last night televised the first ever live broadcast of a Las Vegas poker tournament. The live game, sponsored by FullTiltPoker.net, was won by poker pro and limit specialist Kristy Gazes.
Kristy beat out 23 other top rounders, including Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Clonie Gowen, Erik Seidel, Daniel Negreanu, Annie Duke, and Johnny Chan. Fortunately for her, two of Full Tilt’s top no limit players–
This total PR-fueled event (it was also hosted at the new Wynn Casino) came down to Gazes, Gowen, and five-time WSOP bracelet winner Ted Forrest. Gazes out-dueled Forrest heads-up to win the $250,000 first prize.
Amazingly, Wicked Chops Poker was paid absolutely no money to write-up this story.