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Final Table Takedown -- Carter Phillips

Carter Phillips Dominates the Final Table With a Keen Sense of Always Knowing Where He is in a Hand

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: Aug 20, 2010


Carter “bdybldngpkrplyr” Phillips is a 21-year-old professional poker player from Charlotte, North Carolina. He got his start playing online tournaments, and then started traveling the European Poker Tour circuit. Before turning 21, he took down the 2009 EPT Barcelona championship for $1.2 million, and has more than $2.4 million in career tournament cashes. He recently moved to Las Vegas to play poker. Event: 2010 World Series of Poker event No. 16, six-handed no-limit hold’em Players in the Event: 1,663 Buy-in: $1,500 First Prize: $482,774 Finish: First Hand No. 1 Stacks: Carter Phillips – 2,800,000 Mikhail Lakhitov – 700,000 Blinds: 10,000-20,000 Antes: 3,000 Players at the Table: 4 Players Remaining in the Event: 8 Hand No. 1 Key Concept: Understanding what your opponent is representing by his flop action, according to what his preflop calling range is. Carter Phillips raises to 40,000 from under the gun with the 5 3. Mikhail ...

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