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WPT $25,000 Championship - Bellagio

WPT Championship Main Event

Carlos Mortensen Makes Poker History

Carlos Mortensen became the first player to win $5M in various tournaments at the Bellagio.

Carlos Mortensen became the first player to win both a WPT World Championship and the WSOP Main Event.

Carlos Mortensen won the largest tournament in the history of the WPT.

Carlos Mortensen has won his second WPT event.

Carlos Mortensen was down to 1M in chips at the final table and fought back to win.

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Carlos Mortensen Wins the 2007 WPT World Championship!

The Final Hand of the 2007 WPT World Championship
The Final Hand of the 2007 WPT World Championship
Hand #182 - Carlos Mortensen has the button, he raises to about 5 million, Morrison moves all in, and Mortensen calls with {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}. Morrison shows {A-Spades}{4-Diamonds}, and Mortensen will have to improve to win the tournament on this hand.

The flop comes {7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, and Mortensen needs a king, a jack, or something runner-runner.

The turn card is -- the {J-Clubs}! Mortensen makes a pair of jacks to take the lead, and he is one card away from history. Morrison needs an ace or a four to stay alive.

The river card is -- the {3-Diamonds}. It's over! Mortensen wins the hand -- and the tournament -- with a pair of jacks. Kirk Morrison finishes in second place, earning $2,011,135.

Carlos Mortensen wins the 2007 WPT World Championship, earning $3,970,415 and cementing his place in history as the only player to win both major poker championships -- the WSOP and the WPT.

Congratulations, El Matador!

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Hands #178-179

Hand #178 - Carlos Mortensen has the button, he moves all in, and Morrison folds.

Hand #179 - Kirk Morrison has the button, he moves all in, and Mortensen folds.

90 Hands of Heads-Up

Has it been 90 hands already? The chiplead has swung back and forth several times. Mortensen still looks calm and cool. However, Morrison looks like a wreck. His passive play is costing him a shot at winning the WPT Championship. Mortensen's fearlessness is his biggest asset at this point in the tournament.

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