Cory Carroll

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Cory Carroll
Cory Carroll.jpg
Nickname(s) UGOTPZD
Residence Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Born February 25
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
91st, 2007
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 2

Cory Carroll (born February 25 in Halifax, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian professional poker player, who is a two time final tablist of World Poker Tour Championships and the winner of a World Series of Poker (WSOP) Circuit Championship Event.

Online poker[edit]

Carroll has made at least two final tables in the "Sunday Million", a $215 buy-in tournament with a $1 Million Guaranteed prize-pool on PokerStars. On October 15, 2006, Carroll, under the screenname "UGOTPZD", came in third place in the Sunday Million, earning $55,289.86.[1] A month later he finished runner-up in the November 5th Sunday Million, earning $119,091.[2]

World Series of Poker[edit]

In 2007, Carroll cashed in the money for the first time in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event Championship coming in 91st place out of a field of 6,358 players, earning $67,535.[3]

Carroll won the 2007 World Series of Poker circuit event at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas earning $515,176 for first place.[4]

World Poker Tour[edit]

Carroll finished runner up to Jonathan Little during Sixth season of the World Poker Tour (WPT) Mirage Poker Showdown, earning $561,369.

Carroll was second in chips to Gus Hansen at the final table of the 2008 Five-Star World Poker Classic (the $25,500 WPT Championship) when Carrol Holding A J was busted by Hansen holding 7 5 when the a flop came Q J 6, Hansen with chip lead moved all-in, after a moment of thinking, Carrol called and was ahead in the hand with a pair of Jacks vs Hansen flush draw, the turn was the Q leaving only one card to come, but when the river brought the 3 it gave Hansen a flush that won the hand and eliminating Carroll from the tournament in fourth place, earning him $593,645.[5] This left Hansen to exclaim to himself, as picked up by the television telecast microphones, "Insanity prevails, insanity prevails.[6]

As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,800,000.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hintze, Haley (2006-10-16). "Online Poker Weekend: 'Håcken' Wins Largest-Ever Poker Stars Sunday Million". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  2. ^ Hintze, Haley (2006-11-06). "Online Poker Weekend: Mike Matusow, Carlos Mortenson Highlight Action". PokerNews.com. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  3. ^ Butt, Robert. "Cory Carroll – Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 
  4. ^ "Cory Carroll Wins WSOP Circuit – Caesars Palace". pokersourceonline.com. 2007-05-08. Retrieved 2008-04-25.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  5. ^ Lucchesi, Ryan (2008-04-26). "David Chiu Wins the 2008 World Poker Tour Championship". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2008-04-27. 
  6. ^ WPT World Championship telecast
  7. ^ Butt, Robert. "Cory Carroll – Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-04-25. 

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