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Mortensen leads WSOP Champions Invitational
The Champions Invitational played down to a final table last night at the Rio and it was 2001 champ Carlos Mortenson who took the reins as chipleader.
Of the 20 former champs who started the day, 10 survivors will return to face off for the Binion Cup and a restored 1970 Corvette starting at 3 p.m. today.
Short-stacked Phil Hellmuth - as has now seemed to become the custom - has been allowed to survive to see the TV cameras on Day 2, even with only 1,125 to his name.
Full chip counts are as follows:
Carlos Mortensen: 42,375
Tom McEvoy: 31,000
Jim Bechtel: 30,475
Doyle Brunson: 20,250
Dan Harrington: 19,975
Peter Eastgate: 18,425
Huck Seed: 15,400
Robert Varkonyi: 13,450
Berry Johnston: 7,625
Phil Hellmuth: 1,125
Given the full slate of events on tap at the Rio today, the Champions Invitational won't be getting the full live-update treatment, but check out the PokerListings blog for Day 2 highlights as it plays down to a winner.