Charlie Carrel, also fondly known as Charles, is amongst the most famous young poker players in the international circuit. Born in 1993 in Jersey, Channel Islands, his family moved to London when he was seven and has been a proud Londoner ever since.
When he was only eight years old, Carrel started having fun with card games. It is also worth noting that the Englishman was not among the popular kids and was bullied in school. Some news reports also state that he even sold drugs in his late teenage years before venturing into poker. Let’s have a look at Charlie Carrel poker career, Charlie Carrel net worth among other details.
One of Charlie Carrel’s friends encouraged him to start playing at online poker sites, kick-starting his poker journey. Carrel won his first tournament against a field of 180 players and won $49 as a reward. Since then, he has won thousands by playing multiple tournaments online. Such performances led to him planning to play poker as a professional.
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While Carrel’s family disagreed with the decision, he dropped out of school and pursued a career as a professional poker player. After Carrel’s poker endeavours began, Carrel became known as ‘epiphany77’. He pocketed over £145,000 by winning the famous PokerStars weekend tournament Sunday Million, which propelled Charlie Carrel poker career. Later on, Charlie started participating in live events.
At 22, he won the High Roller Grand Final in Monte Carlo to make his first million in 2015. He was now playing in both online and live events, which made him famous very soon, citing his age and poker appearances. Since then, Charlie Carrel has evolved as a player, person, and mentor.
After the Monte Carlo win, Charlie built his reputation online as a professional poker player. He later won a live event in London in 2019, pocketing nearly £1.2 Million in the High Roller Triton Poker Series, a significant win for the young poker star. Charlie Carrel’s sharp poker skills saw him win the World Poker Tour (WPT) High Roller tournament and accumulate roughly half a million pounds, which propelled his net worth.
Charlie Carrel net worth currently sits over $9 Million. It is expected to continue growing with the poker pro still playing regularly online. Apart from being a worthy poker player, Carrel has also decided to impart his knowledge and help others become professional poker players.
He also promotes a spiritual and psychological guide that helps people learn how to meditate and keep their emotions in control. Carrel does everything from Twitch Stream to Poker Masterclass and Spiritual Masterclass. While such projects may have reduced his time on the table, he is still often seen playing mainstream poker events each year.
It is worth noting that Charlie Carrel is a part of this show named Game of Gold, presented by Poker after Dark, which also featured the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Dan Cates, Maria Ho amongst others. We hope he continues to grow and fulfills his potential to be one of the best.
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