Carlos Mortensen continues to remain active through Level 1, increasing his starting stack by more than 50% during the early going.
Just now he was raising again from middle position and getting a caller from the small blind. The flop came , the small blind bet 500, and Mortensen raised to 1,500. His opponent thought a beat, then called.
Both checked the turn. The river brought the and a bet of 2,800 from Mortensen's opponent, which he considered for a bit before calling. It was a good call, as his opponent showed for a busted flush draw. Mortensen turned over for jacks and eights and claimed the pot.