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Carlos Mortensen Wins Third World Poker Tour Title

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jun 01, 2010


By Ryan Lucchesi and Rebecca McAdam Carlos Mortensen made history on March 24 when he won the World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Open $10,000 no-limit hold’em championship event. It was the third time that Mortensen has won a WPT title, and it ties him with Gus Hansen for the most WPT victories ever. Mortensen won his first title at Festa al Lago in 2004, and he became the only player to win both the World Series of Poker main event title and the WPT Championship during his career when he captured the marquee WPT title in 2007. The Ecuadorian came into the final table with the chip lead and then proceeded to beat four young online professionals and Chris Bell, who was appearing at his fourth WPT final table. The tournament was small, with a turnout of 143 players, but Mortensen ensured that the first WPT event in the Midwest ...

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