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Carter Phillips Wins the Six-Handed No-Limit Holdem Tournament at the 2010 WSOP

Poker pro Carter Phillips won the $1,500 dollars buy-in cost Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event at the WSOP (world series of poker) on June 9th, 2010, Wednesday, taking home $482,774 dollars and his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

The 21 year-old poker pro achieved a breakthrough win at the EPT (European Poker Tour) championship at Barcelona, Spain in 2009. He has since participated in several poker events, almost all of them outside the U.S. This was his 1st cash-in on American territory after earning tournament money in Czech Republic, Spain and Bahamas.

Phillips said that winning a WSOP bracelet is very exciting from what he could have ever imagined. Six-Handed poker games first became popular at well-known online poker sites. The game usually involves more one-on-one confrontation with each participant and has a faster pace of game.

The participants for the final table of the Six-handed event were the second youngest in the history of the WSOP. The average age of players was 22.8 years. Only the No-limit Hold'em Shootout in the 2009 WSOP, with an average age of 22.2 years, was composed a younger set of participants. The Six-Handed tournament attracted a considerable field of 1,663 players.

This was the biggest Six-handed live event in poker history, surpassing the 2009 record turnout of 1,459 participants. Phillips is the 6th youngest World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner in history at twenty-one years, seven months and fourteen days. Phillips attended the University of North Carolina at Charlotte for a year.

He started playing poker during his 1st year of College. Sam Gerber, who is from Brugg, Switzerland, finished in 2nd place to take home $298,726 dollars. The final card hand of the event came when Sam Gerber was the short-stack and decided to move all-in on blind steal, possessing queen/eight.

Phillips called the three-wager raise and tabled ace/king. The final board revealed Ah/9d/7s/Jc/5d, rewarding Phillips a pair of aces and his very first World Series of Poker bracelet.

21 year-old Craig Bergeron, a resident of Farmington Hills, Michigan, finished in 3rd place for $189,661 dollars. Bergeron is a good friend of Phillips. Hugo Perez, from Trujillo, Peru, finished in 4th place.

The oldest player at the final table, Perez won $124,690 dollars on his 26th birthday. Perez's performance is believed to be the best finish by a Peruvian player in the history of the WSOP.


Matthew Dorst
Published on: 07/19/2010, Monday

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