Tiffany Michelle talked to Kirk Morrison just after finishing second in the WPT Championship for just over $2 Million. Despite losing, he was in good spirits and gave a shout-out to his poker friends at the Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia (where he lived for 5 years).
Hand #182 - Carlos Mortensen has the button, he raises to about 5 million, Morrison moves all in, and Mortensen calls with . Morrison shows , and Mortensen will have to improve to win the tournament on this hand.
The flop comes , and Mortensen needs a king, a jack, or something runner-runner.
The turn card is -- the ! 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 . 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.
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.