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Bill Edler

William Edler
United StatesUnited States
Las Vegas
Total winnings
$ 3,449,004
First place Finishes


Bill Edler earned a law degree from the University of California-Berkeley and this is where he began playing poker. The game took Edler by storm and he never did make it to take his bar exam. Instead, Edler took to the poker road. He started working as a proposition player in a local casino and soon was promoted to the manager of the poker room.

As poker room manager, Edler hired a man by the name of Erick Lindgren to work as a proposition playing in the casino. The two became good friends along with Gavin Smith and Chris Bell.

Edler didn’t just boom onto the poker scene like some players have. It took him a while to build a reputation, but he worked hard at it. In 2005, he won two events at the Ultimate Poker Challenge in Las Vegas for over $90,000 combined. Just prior to that, he cashed in two WSOP events. At the WSOP Circuit in Indiana, Edler took sixth for over $70,000 and then placed third in another Ultimate Poker Challenge event for nearly $60,000.

Throughout 20096, Edler continued to grind things out and earned himself over $300,000. He still had yet to have the distinctive breakout that every poker player strives for.

The following year in 2007, Edler would break out and do so in a big way. He ran deep in some early events in the year and then took first place in a heads-up tournament for $215,000. This was followed by a seventh and a sixth in two WPT events, each worth six figures. At the WSOP that summer, Edler finally hit it big.

He found himself at the final table of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event with Alex Bolotin, Erik Friberg, and Dutch Boyd. Edler came out on top for over $900,000, a huge score for him. In the same WSOP, Bill placed twenty-third in the Main Event for over $330,000. As if that’s not enough, he went on to win the Gulf Coast Poker Championship in Biloxi for just shy of $750,000. In total, he earned over $2.7 million in 2007.

Bill is one of the nicest guys around in poker and anyone will attest to that. He enjoys spending time with his wife and family and is a Full Tilt Pro. He has over $3.4 million in tournament earnings.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2011 Southern Poker Championship
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em - Heads Up4th$7,275
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em20th$10,865
Full Tilt Poker Million VIII
Heat 25th
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed38th$17,271
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed49th$7,418
2009 Borgata Winter Open
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event18th$18,306
2007 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 2,000 No Limit Hold'em25th$3,245
Scotty Nguyen Poker Challenge IV
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event9th$12,028
North American Poker Championships
C$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event21st51,065 CAD
Gulf Coast Poker Championship
$ 9,700 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event1st$747,615
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em23rd$333,490
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed1st$904,672
Bay 101 Shooting Stars
$ 9,600 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em6th$160,000
2007 1st Annual Heads-Up Championships
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Heads Up Championships1st$215,000
2007 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 9,900 No Limit Hold'em - WPT Event7th$189,840
2007 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 9,700 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em13th$55,387
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em4th$84,700
2006 Borgata Poker Open - WPT
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em16th$5,548
2006 World Series of Poker
$ 1,000 7 Card Stud Hi/Lo5th$39,439
$ 3,000 Limit Hold'em16th$8,018
The Mirage Poker Showdown
$ 7,500 Heads Up No Limit Hold'em7th$18,624
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em8th$7,362
Fourth Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic
$ 25,000 WPT Championship - No Limit Hold'em71st$43,935
Foxwoods Poker Classic 2006
$ 1,850 No Limit Hold'em8th$11,620
2006 L.A. Poker Classic
$ 1,455 No Limit Hold'em7th$10,695
2006 Borgata Winter Open - WPT
$ 9,700 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em24th$16,631
2006 Gold Strike World Poker Open
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em3rd$33,929
Jack Binion WSOP Circuit Event
$ 10,000 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em15th$27,475
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em3rd$31,250
$ 1,500 No Limit Hold'em1st$65,065
Fourth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em11th$14,420
Ultimate Poker Challenge
$ 10,000 UPC Final - No Limit Hold'em3rd$58,685
2005 Monte Carlo Millions
$ 25,000 No Limit Hold'em90th
2005 WSOP Circuit Tournaments - Caesars Indiana
$ 10,000 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em6th$72,960
Bellagio Festa Al Lago IV
$ 10,000 2nd Annual Doyle Brunson North American Poker Championship - No Limit Hold'em34th$17,245
Ultimate Poker Challenge
$ 2,500 No Limit Hold'em1st$32,010
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em1st$61,110
2005 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em12th$15,725
$ 2,500 Limit Hold'em23rd$5,145
11th Vienna Spring Poker Festival
€ 500 Pot Limit Hold'em2nd€15,070
The Sixth Annual Jack Binion World Poker Open
$ 3,000 No Limit Hold'em13th$10,797
1998 World Poker Finals
$ 200 No Limit Hold'em8th$1,477
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