WPT: Allen Carter Wins Southern Poker Championship

Somebody had to win the Southern Poker Championship. Somebody had to become a millionaire. As the World Poker Tour event wrapped up late Saturday night Allen Carter was that somebody.

After a nearly 12-hour long final table Carter emerged with the Southern Poker Championship title, $1 million and the $25,500 seat to the season-ending WPT Championship. Carter eliminated Bobby Suer heads-up just before 2 am CT to win the crown. Suer took him $501,028 for his runner-up performance.

The four-day event at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, Mississippi featured some of the biggest names in poker. Barry Greenstein, Bill Edler, Nick Schulman, Tiffany Michelle, Erick Lindgren and Brandon Cantu all graced the felts at Beau Rivage but none made the final table leaving six relative unknowns to chase the title.

The closest any familiar face to making the table was Vanessa Rousso who finished in the in unenviable spot of seventh, one shy of the WPT final table. Rousso walked away with $79,1117.

The 283-player field had the actual first place prize money fall just short of $1,000,000 so tournament organizers, led by tournament director Johnny Grooms, decided the Beau Rivage would chip in the extra $24,000 to create the seven-figure first place prize.

WPT Southern Poker Championship Final Table Payout

  1. Allen Carter – $1,025,500
  2. Bobby Suer – $501,028
  3. Soheil Shamseddin – $263,725
  4. Hilbert Shirey – $184,607
  5. Tyler Smith – $134,500
  6. Chuck Kim – $105,490
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Lance Bradley

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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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