NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
The 411 On The 41st (WSOP): EPT Champ Carter Phillips Earns First Bracelet
June 10, 2021
21-year-old Carter Phillips, an American player that has already racked up numerous cashes as well a $1 Million-plus victory on the European Poker Tour, yesterday scored his first major win on American soil; and as the ultimate bonus, it came with a World Series of Poker bracelet.

Event #16, the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold ‘em, Six-Handed tournament, was taken down by Phillips after successfully outlasting a total field of 1,663 players, enough to award a top prize of $482,774 to the young North Carolinian pro.

As is the case with most of these 2010 World Series of Poker No-Limit Hold ‘em tournaments, Event #16 attracted many big name players, including numerous that were able to hang on till the 162-person money bubble popped.  Just some of those fortunate players able to claim a slightly smaller share of the $2,245,000 total prize pool included Hoyt Corkins (131st- $3,075), Jerry Yang (96th- $3,636), Robert Williamson III (43rd- $6,533), Jordan Morgan (30th- $11,045) and Craig Bergeron (3rd- $189,661), who himself has also earned over $500,000 playing on the EPT tour.

The final table finish positions for Event #16, the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold ‘em (six-max) were as follows:

1st. Carter Phillips- $482,774

2nd. Sam Gerber- $298,726

3rd. Craig Bergeron- $189,661

4th. Hugo Perez- $124,690

5th. Russell Thomas- $84,256

6th. David Diaz- $58,483

For more information on Event #16 of the 2010 WSOP, check out yesterday’s live updates powered by PokerNews at www.wsop.com.
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