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Charlie Carrel
Charlie Carrel (2017)
Charlie Carrel (2017)
Personal information
Date of birth 7. November 1993
Birthplace JerseyJersey Saint Brélade
Nickname
Epiphany77PokerStars
Residence United KingdomVereinigtes Königreich London
Poker Tournaments
Highest live prize money 1.601.853 $
Total live prize money 9.571.775 $
World Series of Poker
Bracelets none
Money Placements 9
Best Main Event 88. (2017)
World Poker Tour Main Event
Title none
Money Placements 3
European Poker Tour Main Event
Title none
Money Placements 2
Main Event from partypoker Live
Title none
Money Placements 1
Last updated: May 9, 2021

Charles Francis “Charlie” Carrel (born 7 November 1993 in Saint Brélade, Jersey, Channel Islands)[1][2] is a professional British poker player from England.

Personal

Carrel made his money as a drug dealer for a time before his poker career, and also took drugs himself.[3] He lives in London.[4]

Poker career

Online

Carrel plays on the online poker platform PokerStars under the nickname Epiphany77. He deposited £10 at the start and by April 2017 could boast a bankroll of over £3 million. For this, he at times played online for around 16 hours every day.[5] In September 2016, Carrel won a World Championship of Online Poker tournament and received over $60,000 in prize money.[6] At the end of May 2017, he won the Main Event of the Spring Championship of Online Poker, whose final table he had played in a Starbucks due to internet problems, with a victory bonus of around 1.2 million US dollars.[7]

Live

Career

Since 2014, Carrel has also participated in prestigious live tournaments.[2]

Carrel won the Grosvenor UK Poker Tour Main Event in London in late November 2014 with a win bonus of the equivalent of US$170,000.[8] In March 2015, he made the final table of the European Poker Tour (EPT) High-Roller event in Malta, finishing in fifth place for nearly €200,000 in prize money.[9] In early May 2015, Carrel won the EPT High Roller in Monte-Carlo for over €1.1 million.[10] In the summer of 2015, he had his first success at the World Series of Poker at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, finishing in the money twice, including a 940th-place finish in the Main Event.[11] In mid-December 2016, Carrel finished second in the Super High Roller event at the EPT in Prague for around €535,000 in prize money.[12] He also finished second in the Super High Roller event at the inaugural PokerStars Championship in the Bahamas in January 2017 for over $1 million.[13] In early November 2017, Carrel finished ninth in the €111,111 High Roller for One Drop at the World Series of Poker Europe at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov for nearly €300,000 in prize money.[14] In late April 2019, he made three final tables at the EPT in Monte-Carlo and secured prize money of around €600,000.[15][16][17] In early August 2019, Carrel won a Triton Super High Roller Series tournament in London and secured a win bonus equivalent to more than $1.6 million.[18] At the end of August 2019, he finished second in an event at the EPT in Barcelona, earning over €480,000.[19]

In total, Carrel has earned more than US$9.5 million playing poker in live tournaments[2] making him the third most successful British poker player after Stephen Chidwick and Sam Trickett.[20]

Prize money overview

Year Prize money (in $) Tournament wins
2014 0.186.220 1
2015 1.509.380 2
2016 2.123.643 3
2017 2.444.013 – –
2018 0.198.381 – –
2019 3.110.138 1
2020 0.000.000 – –
2021 0.000.000 – –
total 9.571.775 7

Web links

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Individual references

  1. Charlie Carrel in the Global Poker Index database, retrieved 28 February 2017 (English).
  2. a b c Charlie Carrel in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved 28 February 2017 (English).
  3. From Drug Dealer To Poker Superstar: Charlie Carrel Opens Up On The True Geordie Podcast on pokertube.com, 26 April 2017, accessed 9 May 2018 (English).
  4. Charles “Epiphany77” Carrel: “I put in $15 and I guess I just got lucky” on pokerolymp.com, April 1, 2015, accessed February 28, 2017 (English).
  5. Maths LAD Makes £3 Million Pounds Using His Skills To Play Poker on ladbible.com, April 1, 2017, retrieved April 1, 2017 (English).
  6. WCOOP 2016: Charlie “Epiphany77” Carrel denies Luciano S.H in Event 31 ($215+R NL Hold’em) on pokerstars.com on September 13, 2016, retrieved on February 28, 2017.
  7. Charlie Carrel Wins 2017 PokerStars SCOOP Main Event on cardplayer.com, May 24, 2017, retrieved May 25, 2017 (English).
  8. 2014 Grosvenor UK Poker Tour – Grand Final (£2,000 + 125 No Limit Hold’em – Main Event Grand Final) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 28 February 2017 (English).
  9. EPT – 11 – IPT – 7 – Malta (€10,000 + 300 #53 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved 28 February 2017 (English).
  10. EPT – 11 – FPS – 5 – Grand Final (€25,000 + 500 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller 8 Handed (Event #61)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 28 February 2017 (English).
  11. 46th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2015 ($10,000 No Limit Hold’em Main Event (Event #68)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 28 February 2017 (English).
  12. EPT – 13 – EUREKA – 6 – Prague (€48,500 + 1,500 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 28 February 2017 (English).
  13. PokerStars Championship Bahamas ($98,000 + 2,000 No Limit Hold’em – PokerStars Championship Super High Roller (Event #1)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 28 February 2017 (English).
  14. 2017 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) (€111,111 No Limit Hold’em – High Roller for One Drop (Event #10)) in the Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved on 6 November 2017 (English).
  15. European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo (€10,300 No Limit Hold’em (Event #2)) in Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved April 30, 2019 (English).
  16. European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo (€100,000 No Limit Hold’em – EPT Super High Roller (Event #9)) in Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved April 30, 2019 (English).
  17. European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo (€25,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #16)) in Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved April 30, 2019 (English).
  18. Triton Poker Super High Roller Series – London (£50,000 No Limit Hold’em – 8 Handed (Event #3)) in Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved 4 August 2019 (English).
  19. European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona (€25,000 No Limit Hold’em (Event #34)) in Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved 30 August 2019 (English).
  20. England All Time Money List in Hendon Mob Poker Database, retrieved August 4, 2019 (English).