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Carlos Mortensen

El Matador

Spain

WSOP Bracelets EPT Wins WPT Wins
2 0 3
Total Winnings
$11,598,083 
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Biography

Known for his elaborate chip towers and aggressive play, Juan Carlos Mortensen (Carlos Mortensen for short) was born in Ecuador before making the move to the United States in the 1990s to play poker. It didn’t take long for Mortensen to make a name for himself. Not only did other top players begin to know who Carlos Mortensen was; they respected and feared him on the tables.

After taking his shots in tournaments while grinding away at the cash tables, Mortensen finally broke through in 2000 when he cashed in a WSOP event for over $20,000. A few smaller cashes followed and then in February of 2001, Carlos outlasted the entire field in an event at the L.A. Poker Classic to win over $116,000. Shortly thereafter, he took down the Shooting Star Tournament for another $44,550 and an entry into the WSOP Main Event.

Playing his best poker ever and feeling more and more confident with each hand that he was dealt, Carlos put the seat he had won to good use. In fact, he profited the maximum amount when he bested a field of 613 entrants to win the 2001 WSOP Main Event. His win earned him a big $1.5 million payday and title of the world’s best.

Carlos was able to secure himself another bracelet in 2003 in the $5,000 Limit Hold’em event. As the first and only ever Hispanic player to win the Main Event, Mortensen completed another first in the poker world when he won the WPT Championship in 2004. This win made him the first player to win both the WSOP Main Event and the WPT Championship.

With over $8.5 million in tournament winnings, most consider Mortensen to be the last true professional to win the WSOP Main Event. The following years after his win have all seen amateur players take home the most coveted gold bracelet of them all.

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2013 World Series of Poker
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
10th $573,204
2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$10,000 Main Event
36th $39,000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout
20th $5,295
2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
Main Event
94th $22,500
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #6: €1,620 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
26th €3,339
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
15th $24,060
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
40th $7,453
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
17th $33,540
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #13: Australia Heads-Up Championship
1st 130,000 AUD
2010 PokerStars.net EPT Barcelona
Main Event
90th €9,000
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed
17th $58,699
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #43: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship
6th $102,237
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
23rd $16,644
2010 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
2010 PCA Main Event
106th $23,500
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 54 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
129th $3,615
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 25 - $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo 8-or-better
3rd $89,342
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 9 - $1,500 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
92nd $3,305
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 25 - $10,000 Heads Up No-Limit Hold'em World Championship
64th $14,438
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
217th $51,398
WPT $25,000 Championship - Bellagio
WPT Championship Main Event
1st $3,970,415
2007 EPT Monte Carlo Grand Final
EPT Main Event
11th €66,360