Brent "92848" Carter picks up a WCOOP bracelet for his birthday in Event #11
Brent "92848" Carter is no stranger to tournament poker success. While his victory in Event #11 of the 2008 World Championship of Online Poker is his first WCOOP bracelet, he's got two WSOP bracelets to go with it, along with an eye-popping 48 career cashes at the World Series of Poker!
Carter recorded his first cash in the WSOP in 1990, and picked up bracelets in 1991 and 1994. He has continued to experience success at the World Series every year since, adding three cashes in 2008 to his already impressive resume. In addition to his two bracelets, Carter finished 3rd in the WSOP Main Event in 1995, behind Howard Goldfarb and champion "Action" Dan Harrington.
A Las Vegas resident after moving from Oak Park, Illinois, Carter has shared the table with many of the toughest players in the world, so making a final table is nothing new to him. He felt good about the tournament in Event #11 right from the start, "I stayed kinda right in the middle in chips, benefitted from other people's mistakes, just felt good about it."
Carter currently sits 7th on the list of most WSOP cashes lifetime, with 48. He sits close behind Humberto Brenes and Chris Ferguson, and joked, "I'd probably be first, but I don't play hold'em." An Omaha specialist, Carter holds more Omaha final tables than any other player, and won a bracelet in Omaha in 1994. Interestingly enough, his friend weaktight won a WCOOP Omaha bracelet in Event #21 the same week that Carter won his in Event #11!
Even living in Las Vegas, Carter prefers the online game nowadays to going to a casino to play. With the ease of firing up a game on PokerStars, the convenience of the online game, coupled with no errors in splitting pots and lower rake makes it much more likely to find Carter on PokerStars than at the Bellagio these days!
Carter has been on PokerStars since a friend turned him onto the site 4-5 years ago, using his birth date at his screen name. With his 60th birthday coming up in a couple of weeks, a victory in WCOOP Event #11 is a pretty good birthday present!