Gala Casinos Poker Tour 2008 Grand Final - Bristol Day 3 Final

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GCBPT Season 2 is wrapped up

A few more photos and an interview with the winner Alan Vinson – congratulations to him – to follow but for the live coverage that’s it for this year. Thanks to all the staff/dealers at Gala for their hospitality and help throughout the tour.


An All-in!

Blinds: 20000/40000 Antes: 4000

Alan Vinson raises to 90k OTB Rob Akery calls.

The flop: J T 2

Rob Akery checks, Alan Vinson c-bets 80k. Rob Akery thinks for a while and announces raise. The moment Rob Akery’s chips are over the line (about 300k) Alan Vinson announces that he’s “all-lin”. Rob Akery makes the call. He has to win this hand to stay in the tournament…

Rob Akery: Q 9

Alan Vinson: J 6

The turn: 6

If the river is not a King or an 8, Alan Vinson is the Gala Casino Grand Champion 2008

The river:

3

Alan Vinson is the Gala Casino Grand Champion 2008. He wins the 1st prize of £83,000 and a seat at the 2009 WSOP.

Rob ‘Vaga Lion’ Akery finishes in 2nd place for the 2nd year running! He takes home £52,000 and a seat at the Aussie Million tournament in Melbourne January 2009

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An All-in!

Blinds: 20000/40000 Antes: 4000

Alan Vinson raises and Rob Akery says “all-in” Alan Vinson makes the call – on yer backs!

Alan Vinson: 6 6

Rob Akery: K 7

The flop: Q T 6 Alan Vinson hits a set!

Rob Akery needs runner runer for a straight.

The turn: 8

Well there’s one card he needed…

...The river: Q

Alan Vinson wins the pot with a full house!

Vinson is now the chip leader.

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We're now heads up!

Chipcounts:

1 Rob Akery 1,720,000
2 Alan Vinson 925,000

Prizes:

1st: £85,000 & WSOP Seat
2nd: £52,000 & Aussie Millions Seat

Here we go!

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Richard Haile - Out

A VERY short stacked Richard Haile moves all-in after Alan Vinson folds on the button.

Rob Akery makes the call.

Richard Haile: 7 3
Rob Akery: 10 6

Flop: K 9 6

Turn: 7

River: 6

Richard Haile is eliminated from the tournament and collects £34,000 & an EPT Seat for 3rd place.

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Alan Vinson...

Blinds: 20000/40000 Antes: 4000

Alan Vinson in the SB puts mega shortstacked Richard Haile all in, Richard laughs and open folds 73 off

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Rob Akery...

Blinds: 20000/40000 Antes: 4000

Makes it 100k to play in the SB Alan Vinson in the BB folds.

Rob Akery shows K Q

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Chips on the move

Rob calls on the SB.
Alan checks on the BB.
The flop is Q 7 3
Both players check.
5 comes on the turn.
Rob bets 20K.
Alan calls.
2 completes the board.
Rob bets 90K.
Alan calls.
Rob first to show – Q 10.
Alan mucks.

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Play resumes.

The blinds are now 20,000/40,000 with an ante of 4,000