Bill Gazes

Bill Gazes is a professional poker player. He lives in Las Vega Nevada. Bill is probably best known for his sponsorship over at Full tilt poker. He was part of the original crew when the site first launched. Bill was also married to popular player Kristy Gazes.

He was first thrust into the mainstream when he appeared on various poker shows including the ESPN televised WSOP events. This was back during poker boom and he became one of the more popular players. He's been seen on Poker After Dark, WSOP and numerous other poker shows.

Bill has over $2.3 million in lifetime live earnings. Most of Bills success came in the early 2000s when he seemed to be making final tables left and right on the WPT and WSOP. He had almost 10 final tables between 2004 and 2007.

His WSOP earnings are just $636,000. He has 31 total cashes and 7 final tables. His best WSOP finish was in 2007 when he placed 2nd in the HORSE event. His biggest cash at the WSOP was in 2005 when he placed 3rd in the NLHE event for $202,000.

Bills 7 final tables and 31 cashes span various events, not just hold em. He plays all the games with success and is considered one of the better all-around poker players in the world.

On the WPT he has seen better results. He has 9 cashes with 3 final tables. His total winnings on the WPT are $1.2 million. In 2005, he would have his largest cash to date (2014). He would place 3rd in the WPT finals for over $759,000.

The field was a tough one that had Nick Schulman as the eventual winner. Allen Cunningham, Lyle Berman, Minh Nguyen, Eric Habor among others. This would also be one of the first times we would see Bills iconic face on TV.

Other notable cashes in Bills career a win at the 2000 Carnival of Poker for $111,000. An 8th place at the PCA. He also has a 4th place finish at the 2004 WPT LA Poker classic for $226,000.

One of his more memorable moments came during a showing of the WSOP on ESPN. In a segment called 'The Nuts' He and fellow poker players would bet on stupid events that included kicking field goals. After Bill miserably failed on his attempt, the ESPN announcer threw the ball back to Bill who seemed to be daydreaming and the ball struck him in the head. It was one of the more comical moneys in poker history.

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