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Mick Carlson vs. Scott Montgomery

Tournament Director Nikki Ivey watches as a hand plays out between Mick Carlson (right) and Scott Montgomery in Event #37 ($1,000 No-Limit Hold'em). Carlson is a 23-year-old student who primarily plays online, and this is already far and away the biggest score of his live tournament career. Montgomery, on the other hand, already has two high-profile fifth-place finishes (one on the World Poker Tour, and more notably, in the 2008 WSOP Main Event). Montgomery would later say, "I've had like 10 final tables, and I have never had anything in the top three. I keep getting fifth and whatever. I start