Carlos Mortensen's Vital Stats:
Juan Carlos Mortensen was born in Ambato, Ecuador and moved to Spain at 15. He started playing poker in 1997 and four years later, won $1.5 million at the 2001 World Series of Poker Main event. That same year, he had already won the LA Poker Classic and the Shooting Stars Tournaments. In 2007, he won the Bellagio Five Star World Poker Tour Championship $25,000 buy-in event, becoming the first player to capture both titles.
Carlos Mortensen's Poker Nickname:
"The Matador" or "El Matador"
Carlos Mortensen's Favorite Poker Player:
He admires Doyle Brunson.
Carlos Mortensen's Notable Tournament Wins:
- 2010 World Poker Tour Hollywood Poker Open $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Event
- 2007 Bellagio Five Star World Poker Tour Championship $25,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em event
- 2004 World Poker Tour Festa al Lago $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Event
- 2003 World Series of Poker $5,000 buy-in Limit Hold’em Event
- 2001 World Series of Poker $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Carlos Mortensen Trivia:
- Mortensen celebrated winning the WSOP by buying a new BMW.
- He is considered one of the most handsome poker winners