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Prop player lucks into final tournament

Updated: June 1, 2005, 1:33 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN.com

Work 24 hours a week. Get paid to play poker. Make lots of money.

Talk about a dream job.

J.R. Carter, our week 10 winner, left his engineering job, where he worked on the B-2 bomber, Atlas rockets and F-15 and F-18 military planes, to play poker for a living.

"I love this job and never want to go back."

For the last 13 years, Carter, 48, has been a prop player at the Village Club in Chula Vista, Calif., a small casino outside of San Diego. He's played against ...

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