In the final he beat surprise package Jamie Burnett (Scotland) 10-7.
Jamie Cope and Mark Selby (both from England) lost out in the semifinals.
Carter received £60,000 for the victory and Burnett got £30,000 for his runner-up spot.
Stuart Bingham (England) had the highest break of the tournament with a 142. That earnt him £2,000.
Defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan (England) withdrew from the event due to personal issues.
This was the second ranking title for Carter. H also won the 2009 Welsh Open. It was Burnett's first final.
Carter improves to second place in the world rankings. Burnett leaps to 29th place. The currently suspended John Higgins (Scotland) stays on top, and current world champion Neil Robertson (Australia) sits in third.
The rankings are now updated after every tournament. The seedings list is updated every few events.
The tournament took place at the Shanghai Grand Stage, Shanghai, China 6-12 September, 2010. It was the first ranking tournament of seven on the 2010/2011 Main Tour. Next up on the snooker calendar is the 12BET.com World Open which starts 18th September 2010.
- Shanghai Masters 2010 (World Snooker)
- Carter beats Burnett to secure Shanghai Masters title (BBC)
- Carter downs Burnett to win Shanghai title (Eurosport)
- Shanghai Success for Ali Carter (Sporting Life)
- 2010 Shanghai Masters (Global Snooker)
- Ali Geed up by Shanghai Win (Snooker Scene blog)
- Captain Carter Captures Shanghai Masters (Pro Snooker Blog)
- 2010 Shanghai Masters Results (Snooker Database)
- 2010 Shanghai Masters (Wikipedia)
- Ali Carter (Pro Snooker Blog)
- Allister Carter (Wikipedia)
- Walden strikes gold in Shanghai Masters (2008 Shanghai Masters)
- Dominic Dale on top in Shanghai Masters (2007 Shanghai Masters)
- O'Sullivan pockets 2009 Shanghai Masters (2009 Shanghai Masters)