Carlos Mortensen became the first player ever to win both a WPT Championship and a WSOP Main Event when he prevailed at the Bellagio on Friday. Mortensen didn't disappoint his fans who have come to rely on, not only his fabulous play, but his ability to construct architectural wonders with his stack. For his prowess, Mortensen received $3.97 million - making him the first player to top the $5 million mark for Bellagio cashes.
Mortensen faced Kirk Morrison in a death defying heads-up session. Morrison, also a WSOP bracelet winner (1998 WSOP Stud), was just coming off his win at Jennifer Harman's NSPCA Charity Event at Caesars. The heads-up battle lasted just over three hours with the lead changing many times. And while I'm sure Morrison was disappointed, $2 million sure makes for a swell consolation prize.
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