People always kind of forget about Carlos Mortensen.
Maybe it’s because he’s not a constant presence on the cash game shows. Or that he doesn’t play a ton of mixed game events at the WSOP. Heck, he didn’t even get an invite from NBC Heads-Up (despite winning an Aussie Millions heads-up event just a few weeks ago).
But over the years, Mortensen has only established himself as one of the best all-time no-limit hold’em tournament players. He’s won over $9.8M in career earnings. He’s got two WSOP bracelets. And he’s captured three WPT titles.
And today, Mortensen goes for #4.
Mortensen goes into 2011 WPT LAPC final table play as the chip leader, stacked at 5,235,000. A win (first pays $1,654,120) would make Mortensen the all-time WPT title holder and move him into around fourth on the all-time career tournament earnings list (depending on what system you use).
Just trailing Mortensen is at the final table is Vivek Rajkumar with 5,185,000. A victory here would be Vivek’s second WPT title.
Bubbling the TV final table was David “Bakes” Baker ($176,520). Allen Cunningham finished 8th ($130,750).
Jesse Yaginuma finished 10th.
Get full final table chip counts here. Watch the latest Jess & BJ Show in the above vid.