Hand #280: Marc McLaughlin received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #281: Carlos Mortensen raised to 800,000 in the cutoff and JC Tran called from the big blind. The flop came down and Tran check-called 800,000 from Mortensen to see the turn. Tran shoved for about 3.625 million effective and after a few seconds, Mortensen called for his tournament life.
Tran pulled ahead on the turn with a straight, while Mortensen needed a club to survive.
Mortensen was unable to hit the club, ending the 2001 Main Event champion's bid for another Main Event final table in 10th place.