Charlie Carrel. Islander turned Londoner. 26 years old. Also known as "that guy who turned $15 into millions playing poker". Now he wants to help others do the same.

I’m Charlie. You might know me as Epiphany77 (my PokerStars handle). I’m a successful poker player and, more recently, an almost-full-time philanthropist. My aim is to help others find the same success I did.


I was born in Jersey (one of the Channel Islands) in 1993.

At 19, I realised poker was going to be a big deal. I needed to focus. I moved back to my grandmother’s house in Jersey and committed myself fully to the game. Social life = annihilated.

I had $2,500. The goal was $100k.

When I was about two-thirds of the way there, I won $201,000 in the Sunday Million. Bit of a turning point.

From there, I kept up with online poker – and I also started buying into live tournaments. I netted a couple of big wins over the next couple of years, including:

Total Live Earnings


Triton Poker Super 50k High Roller Series London


EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final, 25k High Roller


PokerStars Championship Bahamas, 100k High Roller


EPT Prague, 50k High Roller


EPT Barcelona, 25k High Roller



I still live in London. I don’t spend all of my time obsessing over poker (in fact, as you may have heard, I consider myself semi-retired from that world) but it’s still a big part of my life.

I am working on all aspects of myself: mental, physical and spiritual. By healing, and making myself whole, I can help others. I am launching a charity (Abundance – watch this space) to do just that.

Poker-wise, I have shifted my focus to teaching. Hence this site. My coaching is focused on micro- and small-stakes poker, which is what you’ll find in my videos.

The live-streamed games – over 100 hours of them – have been priced to be as inclusive as possible. The masterclass is for people who already know they’re on their way.