Carter Phillips

Carter Phillips
GPI rank: 174039
WSOP Bracelets: 2
EPT Wins: 1
Total Live Earnings: $2,702,934
United States United States
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William Carter Phillips is an American professional poker player with two World Series of Poker bracelets and one European Poker Tour title on his record. Phillips is also a well recognized online player where he grinds under the nickname “BDYBLDNGPKR”.


Phillips was born in 1988 in Richmond, Virginia and currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina. He started playing poker professionally after graduating from Myers Park High School in 2007. Before he got into poker Phillips used to play baseball and followed a dream of becoming a professional. However, at the age of 19 Phillips decided to become a poker pro and gave it all his time and efforts. He started grinding online and in two years turned into an EPT champion.

World Series of Poker

Phillips' first World Series of Poker money finish also brought him his first bracelet. In June 2010 Phillips outplayed the field of 1,662 players to win his first-ever WSOP event, the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed tournament. He also collected $482,774 in prize money along with the most prestigious poker trophy. He cashed in three more events that summer including a fourth place finish in the $5,000 Ante Up For Africa Charity Event for $40,000.

Phillips missed the 2011 World Series, but came back to Vegas the next year and scored three more cashes including his second bracelet. Again the title came along with his first cash of the series in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. Not only did Phillips overcome the field of 2810 competitors, but he also beat the 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada in the heads-up battle.

Carter Phillips' Top 5 WSOP Results

2010$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed1st$482,774
2012$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em1st$664,130
2010$5,000 Ante Up For Africa Charity Event4th$40,676
2012$10,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed15th$44,110
2012$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em27th$18,735

European Poker Tour

With only his third live tournament money finish Carter Phillips scored his first major title, the European Poker Tour Main Event championship. He took down the tournament in Barcelona, Spain in 2009 and took home €850,000 along with the win. His second-best EPT result came just two days before when Phillips finished third in the €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for €16,000.

Carter Phillips' Top 4 EPT Results

2009Barcelona €8,000 Main Event1st€850,000
2009Barcelona €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em3rd€16,000
2009Prague €2,000 No-Limit Hold'em13th€4,300
2011Sanremo €5,000 Main Event61st€15,000

Other Achievements
In January, 2010 Phillips placed 12th in the $25,000 High Roller event at the North American Poker Tour PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and collected $51,450 for the achievement. Then just a moth later he final tabled the $5,000 Championship Event at the WSOP Circuit Harrah’s Tunica in Robinsonville. Phillips finished the tournament in fifth place taking home $35,980 in cash.

Did you know?

  • Phillips once played poker with his mother and lost. It was only the second time she had played the game.
  • When he started playing poker Phillips used to spend 60 hours a week studying and playing the game after school.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
15th $44,110
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
1st $664,130
2011 EPT San Remo
Main Event
61st €15,000
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
72nd 7,500 AUD
2010 World Series of Poker
$5,000 Ante Up For Africa Poker Tournament
4th $41,166
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
48th $9,529
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
1st $482,774
2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$25,000 High Roller Event
12th $51,450
2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
2010 PCA Main Event
88th $23,500
2009 EPT Barcelona
€8,300 EPT Barcelona Main Event
1st €850,000

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