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WSOP 2010 Event 16 - Carter Phillips Wins $1,500 Six-Handed Bracelet

10 June 2010, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Event #16 was the $1,500 Six-Handed NL Holdem Event. 1,663 players turned out for this first six-handed event of the WSOP.
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Event #16 was the $1,500 Six-Handed NL Holdem Event. 1,663 players turned out for this first six-handed event of the WSOP 2010.


WSOP 2010 Event 16 winner Carter Phillips

Day 1 of this event saw the Pavilion Room at capacity and the Amazon Room handling some of the overflow of this event.  By the end of the day, the money bubble was reached and 146 players took their seat in Day 2.

At the end of Day 2, only 16 players remained.  Among those that fell during Day 2, but still in the money, were Robert Williamson III, Ted Lawson, Hoyt Corkins, Matt Hawrilenko, Al Barbieri, Jerry Yang, and Mark Seif.

On Day 3, 16 players returned to take their shot at the gold bracelet.  16 became 6 and the final table reached.  Carter Phillips entered the final table as the dominant chip leader with almost 2 Million more than 2nd.  Here are how the final six started in chips:

Carter Phillips

3,175,000

Craig Bergeron

1,214,000

Russell Thomas

1,075,000

Samuel Gerber

1,057,000

David Diaz

490,000

Hugo Perez

485,000

Carter Phillips never wavered at this WSOP final table and reached heads-up play with a 3 to 1 chip lead over Samuel Gerber.  Heads-up play did not last long as Gerber decided to run with Q-8, but he ran smack into the A-K of Phillips.  An ace on the flop extended Phillips hold on the bracelet.  The river brought Gerber a possible straight draw, but the river fell a blank to complete the wire-to-wire final table run of Carter Phillips.

Carter Phillips took down the first six-handed bracelet of this WSOP.  In addition he received $482,774 in prize money.  Congratulations to Carter Phillips, Event #16 Champion.

Final table payouts are below:

1

Carter Phillips

482,774

2

Samuel Gerber

298,726

3

Craig Bergeron

189,661

4

Hugo Perez

124,690

5

Russell Thomas

84,256

6

David Diaz

58,483

 

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