Poker history was almost made at the
When heads-up play began, J.J. Liu, a woman, actually had the chip advantage, stacked 5,305,000 to 3,695,000.
The two battled heads-up for nearly 100 hands and the heads-up match climaxed when Forrest moved all-in pre-flop with pocket 7’s. Liu called with A-8. Forrest made a boat to win.
UPDATE: Turns out J.J. Liu is four months pregnant and having some problems during the final table. WCP hopes she’s OK. Above humor all in jest, as always.
For the win, Forrest banks $1,125,000. Liu brings home $600,000.
The rest of the final table results were: 3) Amir Shayesteh – $314,000, 4) James Van Alstyne – $250,000, 5) Vince Shaw – $200,000, and 6) Bill Edler – $160,000.
* Dramatization with no actual proof that was said.
– Image from World Poker Tour.