2001 Main Event Champion Carlos Mortensen started the day with with over 100,000 chips and has since gained even more to get up around 130,000. While Carlos has had a good start to the day, we did catch this hand where he lost a few after some big bets failed him.
A player in middle position raised it up to 1,200 and got a call from the small blind. Mortensen re-raised from the big blind to 5,200, the middle position player called, and the small blind folded.
The flop came down and Mortensen bet out 4,850. The middle position player thought for a bit and made the call to see the turn. Both players (after quite a bit of thinking) checked and the river came
Mortensen checked again, the middle position player bet 3,200 and Mortensen reluctantly called. The middle position player showed and Mortensen mucked. He has fallen to around 112,000 which is just about what he started the day with. Still double average and with the knowledge of how to win the Main Event, Mortensen is as dangerous a player as we have in the field today