World Poker Tour - LIVE Coverage of the final table of the Gulf Coast Poker Challenge
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 10:20 PM
The stacks had evened up until...
Bill Edler limped into the hand OTB and David checked his option. The flop was 2-10-A and both players checked. The turn was the 6 and David checked to Bill who made it 500k. David thought it through and finally said, "all-in." and got up from the table and began to walk away. Before he could step too far away, Bill calmly said, "I call." and tabled A-10 for two pair versus the dead draw of A-7 for David. The river was a 10 and David was left with 200k.
The next hand was the nail in the coffin when he was all-in with Q-7 versus the A-9 of Bill. The board read 4-4-8-J-A and Bill Edler is our inaugural Gulf Coast Poker Championship winner and receives $747,615.
David Robbins finished in 2nd earning $411,185.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 09:47 PM
David Robbins limped OTB for 80k and Hank Sitton raised from the small blind to 200k. Robbins called to see The flop of A-K-J and Sitton moved all in for about 710k. David Robbins went into the tank for about three minutes before he called with A-9 for a pair of aces, nine kicker. Sitton showed A7 for a pair of aces, seven kicker, and he needed to get a miracle. The turn card was the 4, and Sitton needed a K, J, or 7 to stay alive. But the river 2 meant that Robbins won the pot with his nine kicker. Hank Sitton was eliminated in third place, earning $210,265.
Now we're heads up between Bill Edler and David Robbins. The biggest story of this heads up battle is the fact that Bill was absolutely dead last night and only had 2k in chips when he began the comeback. He didn't even have enough to cover his BB and managed to quadruple up twice and then go on a sick run of cards. To be honest with you, I was simply amazed everytime I walked by him last night and would continue to see his stack building up.
The heads up action has been slow as both players are now sizing each other up.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 09:14 PM
Hank Sitton just lost a big pot on a bluff against David Robbins. The board read K 8 7 7 3 and the pot was at 570k and Hank fired out a 400k bet. David thought about it and decided to call with K 2 which was dominating the 10 4 of Sitton.
Bill Edler has been very silent for the past hour of play. He's made a few raises, but getting no action.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 08:41 PM
The blinds are at 30k-60k blinds with a 5k ante.
The players are on a 15 minute break while the WPT gets their camera's reloaded. The chips are heading around the table, but the players are allergic to the one's they get and pass them to the next person. The chip counts at this point shows that everyone is almost even. Bill Edler has managed to come back to 1.8 million, Hank Sitton also has about 1.8 million and David Robbins has 1.45 million. Right now, it's anybody's game.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 08:08 PM
In a sb versus BB confrontation, Hank Sitton made a raise to 200k and got reraised by Bill Edler, who made it 600k. Hank Took little time in moving all-in and the action was on Bill. After thinking over the hand for a few minutes, Bill finally mumbled, "I think I'm calling with the worst hand...and I'll go bust....but I call." and turned over A-8o and Hank tabled pocket 4's. The flop was good to Hank with the Q-10-6. The turn card was a Q and the river was a K. Hank Sitton is now our chipleader with almost 2 million and Bill Edler is down to 1.2 million.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 07:29 PM
Bill Edler sems to have this table under wraps. He's holding 3.3 million, while David Robbins has 1 million and Hank Sitton has 800k. Bill has been laying pressure down on both players. Make no mistake though, that Hank Sitton has been on a tear in the past few hands. Hank has been taking down the blinds and antes for the past few minutes. David Robbins got aggressive earlier in this round and was able to take in a few chips.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 06:58 PM
The pot was over 300k and the board was reading A 9 4 10 and Bill Edler made a pot sized bet of 300k. John Davidson reraised and was all-in which covered Bill. Bill insta-called and tabled A-10r versus the J 7 of John Davidson. John needed any or an 8 to catch the better hand and take out Bill. The river card dropped the 5 and Bill Edler has doubled up again. John was left with 65k.
Two hands later, John Davidson put himself all-in and was called by Bill Edler and and David Robbins. The two players checked down to the river and turned up their cards. When Davidson saw that Bill had paired his 4 in the hole, he mucked and was sent to the rail in 4th place earning $163,540.
Note: I have to apolgize for not getting good pictures of the final 6 players. The room is so massve that they couldn't light the room enough to allow for pictures!
We are now down to 3 handed play and the chip counts will be available soon!
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 06:28 PM
Bill Edler just doubled through David Robbins When the two got the chips in preflop. David had K-J and Bill had pocket 7's. The flop had a 7 and the rest were bricks. Bill Edler is up to nearly a million in chips. He's been taking advantage of his position throughout the tournament. In a previous hand, he had the button and moved all-in against the blinds who folded. He won the blinds and antes. He's trying to keep his stack up or near the million chip mark.
the chip counts look like this:
Seat 2. Bill Edler - 1,200,000
Seat 3. John Davidson - 800,000
Seat 4. David Robbins - 1,600,000
Seat 6. Hank Sitton - 1,200,000
Bill Edler isn't used to being at the table yet. He was thinking about a hand and tried to prop his leg up on his knee, but managed to kick the table and knock a drink off at the same time. He then mucked his hand and stepped away from the table.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 05:55 PM
UTG Bill Edler made a raise to 120k and John Davidson made the all-in plunge. Right behind him, David Robbins asked how many chips Bill Edler had, got a quick answer, and moved all-in as well. Bill folded his hand and the cards were turned over. John held the pocket J's and David was in control with the pocket Q's. The flop sent everyone into hysterics when the door card was the J giving the set to Davidson. The turn card was an 8 and now the board read J 4 7 8. The river 9 helped neither player and the set of J's doubled John Davidson up to just over 1 million chips.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 05:23 PM
Captain Tom Franklin was sliding down a slippery slope from the beginning. He lost A big chunk of change against John Davidson on hand #1 of the day. Then, Hank Sitton has the button in seat 6, Robbins raises to 90,000, Franklin reraises to 200,000, and Robbins calls. The flop comes 8 5 5 , Franklin bets 210,000, Robbins thinks for a while before he moves all in, and Franklin quickly calls all in for 529,000 with Q Q . Robbins shows A A , and Captain Tom will need to catch a queen to stay alive. The turn card is the K , and the river card is the 10 , and Robbins' pocket aces hold up to win the pot. Captain Tom Franklin is eliminated in sixth place, earning $118,814. The next player eliminated will receive $140,177 for 5th place.
Only 10 hands later, John Davidson has the button in seat 3, Robbins limps from the small blind for 30,000, and Frazin checks his option. The flop comes J-6-3, and both players check. The turn card is the 10, Robbins checks, Frazin moves all in for 309,000, and Robbins quickly calls with pocket K's for an overpair. Frazin shows 8-7 for a gutshot straight draw, and he needs to catch a nine to stay alive. The river card is a 6, and Robbins wins the pot with his pair of kings. Tim Frazin is eliminated in fifth place, earning $140,177. The next player eliminated will receive $163,540 for 4th place.
The players are now on a 15 minute break and will resume with 20k-40k blinds and 5k antes.
Sunday, 09th of September 2007 04:20 PM
After the players were announced and seated. The crowds got whipped into a frenzy and the cards were sent flying. The blinds are at 12k-24k blinds with a 3k ante. Here are the following chip counts and seating assignments for the players:
Seat 1. Captain Tom Franklin - 1,040,000
Seat 2. Bill Edler - 1,005,000
Seat 3. John Davidson - 1,011,000
Seat 4. David Robbins - 727k
Seat 5. Tim Frazin - 499k
Seat 6. Hank Sitton - 846k
We are about to get set for the final 6 at The Gulf Coast Poker Challenge, here in Biloxi. The Beau Rivage is teeming with spectators and media all hoping to catch a glimpse of the action. We will start the tournament at 4 p.m. cst.
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