Sam Phillips is originally from the US, but he is one of many professional American poker players who relocated to Mexico, although he’s currently on an extended trip to Europe to play poker and is living in Prague.
Phillips is a Supernova on PokerStars, and he has won over $3,000,000 in online tournaments. Plus, he has a number of major results to his name. He chopped the WCOOP Challenge Sunday Warm-Up in December 2013 for $170,000, has two WCCOP final tables to his name earning $48,000 and $35,000, respectively, and finished second in the PokerStars Sunday 500, pocketing $65,000.
For Phillips, this is by far the biggest live cash of his career, with his current best being a 499th-place finish in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event for $23,876.