2001 WSOP Main Event Champion Carlos Mortensen opened to 300 and the players in the cutoff, small blind, and big blind all decided to give him some action. The flop came and it was checked to Mortensen who also tapped the table. The player in the cutoff bet 700. The player in the small blind folded and after a few moments of deliberation the player in the big blind moved all in for 2,250. Mortensen quickly folded and the player in the cutoff was just as quick to call as he had flopped bottom set with . He was up against the straight draw his opponent held with and was able to score the knock out when the board ran out .
Mortensen in the meantime is sitting close to what he started with and is looking to add to one of the best poker resumes out there with nearly $11.5 million in lifetime earnings including an oh so close deep run in last years Main Event that saw him finish in 10th place for $573,204.