Carter Gill wins the $850 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) Latin Series of Poker Millions in Panama City after beating Raz Alon in heads-up action to capture the $175,070 first prize.
Has Carter Gill got thing live tournament thing figured out?
It’s prestigious to win a European Poker Tour (EPT) event, magnificent to win a World Poker Tour (WPT) event, and you’ve ticked off a bucket item if you win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet.
But perhaps the smart thing to do is to play your poker elsewhere?
I’m not advocating boycotting the big three, but there is something to be said for the value that lies in fields that are less competitive, and if you don’t believe me then just ask Carter Gill.
The American has just made his third consecutive South American final table and walked away with the title of Latin Series of Poker Millions champion, and banked $175,070.
That victory takes Gill’s lifetime earnings over the seven digits and a large majority of that money has come in South American tournaments, including his recent Latin American Poker Tour Season 6 Grand Final in Punta del Esta, Uruguay, in Nov 2013.
Gill has taken close to half a million from the Latin American tables, over the past seven months, and it’s quite obvious that he has found himself a nice little niche – fields with less quality that still pack enough punch to have decent top three prizes.
In the latest chapter of his Latin American travels Gill outlasted 1,290 players to take the top prize, proving what fine form he is in as he also had to evade 508 players in the aforementioned Grand Final, and also came 4/570 in the LAPT Panama Main Event back in Sep 2013.
Gill managed to bulldoze his way through a final table that also included Jose Barbero, another player who continues to have great success in the Southern region. The American defeated Raz Alon, in heads-up action, after the final hand of the contest saw Gill get it in-in dominating fashion with his ace-king well ahead of Alon’s ace-seven.
Final Table Standings
1st. Carter Gill – $175,070
2nd. Raz Alon – $100,600
3rd. Maziar Keshavarzi – $75,675
4th. Leonardo Tarazona – $57,250
5th. Jose Barbero – $43,625
6th. Francis Cruz – $33,950
7th. Adam Reynolds – $26,190
8th. Oscar Ortiz – $20,370
9th. Guillermo Echevarria – $16,490