Tidy profit for professional poker player’s mum

The mum of a professional poker player pocketed a pretty profit – thanks to her son’s skills.

Card sharp Charlie Carrel, 23, finished second in the PokerStars Championship Super High Roller event in Barbados.

He won £990,000 and it meant a £850 bonus for mum Jacqui, who lives in Jersey.

American Jason Koon took the first prize of $1,650,300 (£1,340,000).

Carrel had help paying for the £82,000 buy-in from a series of investors, including his mum, who pledged £82.

Another investor, who paid £250, won £2,500.

Carrel sold 7.5 per cent of his game to investors via Stake Kings.