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The Scoop -- Carter King

by The Scoop |  Published: Oct 30, 2009


Carter “ckingusc” King is a 23-year-old professional poker player who won the 2008 PokerStars World Championship of Online Poker. For that victory, he took home almost $1.3 million. Since then, he has made the move from South Carolina to Las Vegas to concentrate on playing high-stakes live tournaments, as well. Diego Cordovez: I was impressed when reading an interview after one of your online tournament triumphs, in which you extolled the virtue of patience. Obviously, you have to be aggressive, and you haven’t won big tournaments without aggression, but sometimes it seems that patience is an overlooked attribute of what contributes to success. Carter King: Yeah, I just repackage it [patience] under a different name and call it “avoiding variance”; that sounds very intellectual and smart, but it’s the same thing. Now it sounds like an Internet poker term, instead of something that just makes sense logically. DC: You can’t ...

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