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A Poker Life: Carter Phillips

by Logan Hronis |  Published: Jun 01, 2013


After more than $3.6 million in tournament earnings since 2007, Carter Phillips has quickly established himself as one of the best no-limit hold’em tournament players on the circuit. He’s not even 25 years of age yet. During the time span, Phillips has racked up more than 100 career cashes and nine titles, two of which are World Series of Poker bracelets. His most recent win at the annual summer series was in 2012, after he outlasted a field of 2,811 in a $1,500 no-limit hold’em event. Phillips grew up playing sports in North Carolina and was fiercely competitive. His days consisted of early morning workouts, school, practice, homework and sleep. Supremely focused and motivated, Phillips was obsessed with being the best at whatever it was he set his mind to. For many reasons, he’d probably admit that this drive has become an important part of his life. The son of ...

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