Carlos Mortensen , b. Ambato, Ecuador as Juan Carlos Mortensen 2001 WSOP Main Event winner ($1,500,000). 2013 WSOP Main Event final table bubble boy ($573,204). Won 2003 $5,000 Limit Hold 'Em ($251,680). First Spanish player to win a bracelet. 1 Circuit ring. Poker Hall of Fame 2016. Wikipedia | WSOP.com | Hendon
WSOP Cancels $5,000 Seven-Card Stud On page 33 of All In, Jonathan Grotenstein and Storms Reback say that because Eric Drache was disappointed that he couldn't determine how many players had registered, he became the WSOP's first tournament director the next year. It turned out that not enough players had signed up, and the tournament was cancelled when Johnny Moss was too tired to play.
Amarillo Slim Preston Appears on "The Tonight Show" The Main Event champ was one of Johnny Carson's first guests in the show's new Burbank home. [Preston would continue to popularize poker with ten more appearances plus three "60 Minutes" episodes and stints on "Good Morning America", "The Mike Douglas Show", "To Tell the Truth", "What's My Line?", and "I've Got a Secret".