2009 WCOOP: What's it like to be a champion?

wcoop2009-thumb.jpgA little more than a year ago, I sat here in front of my computer and watched a man win a sick amount of money in the biggest and richest ever online poker tournament. Had I had a little foresight, I could've hopped in my car and driven 90 minutes to watch him do it in person.

Carter King, better known as "ckingusc," pulled the last part of his screen name from the University of South Carolina. A Gamecock from Columbia, King became over two days the biggest thing in online poker.

carter-king.jpg

Carter King sits for an interview with the PokerStars Video Blog team


Fore more on King, you cann look back at our 2008 WCOOP winner interview or see our 2008 WCOOP final table wrap-up.

Since that fateful day in September in 2008 we have had the time to track down King and get his thoughts on what it means to be a champion, what he's doing now, and how the win has affected his life.

You can watch the whole interview just by clicking on the video below.


Watch WCOOP Champion: Carter 'ckingusc' King on PokerStars.tv

In case you have been living in a cave or otherwise imprisoned for the past few weeks, you probably already know that the World Championship of Online Poker begins in less than a month and that big-value satellites are already underway.

For more on the series and all it has to offer, check out WCOOP.com.

Brad Willis
@BradWillis in PokerStars news