Scott Montgomery Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event 36
NEWS FLASH:    Scott Montgomery Wins WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event 36

2008 Main Event Fifth-Place Finisher Earns First Major Victory

Scott Montgomery was the winner of the $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em championship at the 2010 World Series of Poker.  This marked his first career WSOP gold bracelet victory after eight previous cashes here in Las Vegas.  Montgomery is best known for his fifth-place finish in the 2008 WSOP Main Event.  He earned $3,096,078 for that outstanding performance and came up big again at this year’s series, with a first-place cash totaling $481,760.

Montgomery is 28-year-old professional poker player from Ottawa, Ontario (Canada).  He became the fourth Canadian player this year to win a gold bracelet – following wins by fellow countrymen Miguel Proulx, Aadam Daya, and Pascal Lefrancois.

Montgomery appears to have no difficulty overcoming huge field-sizes.  When he final tabled the 2008 world championship, Montgomery outlasted 6,840 players.  This time, he overcame 3,102 players en route to his first major victory.

The runner up was Mick Carlson, from Plymouth, IN.  His first WSOP in-the-money finish was worth $297,996 – quite a consolation prize.

The top 324 finishers collected prize money.  Former WSOP gold bracelet finishers who cashed in this event included – Peter Traply (14th), Svetlana Gromenkova (33rd), Fred Berger (67th), Mike Carson (230th), and Andre Boyer (252nd).

A full report of this event will be posted shortly.

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