Wednesday, June 23, 2010 11:02 PM Local Time
Two years ago Scott Montgomery was a part of the inaugural November Nine. While he came up short of a bracelet with a fifth place finish on that final table, he completed the job this time around by winning the bracelet this evening. While the payday for today's win may not come close to what he earned in the 2008 Main Event, it's the bracelet that's invaluable and perhaps his greatest accomplishment.
Montgomery started the day with the second-shortest stack, but his aggressive playing style soon saw him propel towards the top of the table on his way to accumulating every chip in play.
In addition to the bracelet, Montgomery will be walking to the cage to cash in a receipt worth $481,760. It'll be his second-largest cash to date and worth more than every live cash he's earned since making the Main Event final table two years ago.
Congratulations to Montgomery for taking home the bracelet and walking away as champion of Event No. 36! Stay with us at PokerNews through the rest of the series as we bring you more stories of accomplishment.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:31 PM Local Time
Mick Carlson open shoved from the small blind for 825,000 chips, and Scott Montgomery called on the button.
The board ran out and Carlson is our second place finisher. We took home $297,996.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:25 PM Local Time
Mick Carlson limped in the small blind and Scott Montgomery popped it to 225,000 on the button. Carlson called.
The flop was and both players checked. The turn brought a to the table and Carlson fired a 225,000-chip bet. Montgomery raised to 625,000 and was called.
The river card was a and Carlson check-called a 1,000,000-chip bet. Montgomery tabled for two pair and took the pot.
Carlson slipped to 925,000.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:13 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery was fresh off a double up when he raised to 200,000 from the button. Adam Richardson was in the small blind and went all in for about 500,000. Mick Carlson folded and Montgomery made the call.
For the second hand in a row Montgomery was able to nail the flop, this time landing a straight when it came . The turn added some drama when it came down , but Richardson got no help from the on the river.
RIchardson soon took a seat at the rail and was heard cheering for Carlson, saying with a smile, "Let's go Mick Mack!"
We're now heads-up with Montgomery in a huge chip lead.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:09 PM Local Time
Four bets preflop led to Scott Montgomery putting himself all in preflop and Adam Richardson calling.
Montgomery spiked a pair on the flop of and Richardson was unable to get back ahead with the on the turn and the on the river.
After the hand Montgomery was over 5,000,000 in chips, and Richardson had 500,000.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 10:00 PM Local Time
Mick Carlson just picked up two more pots after Scott Montgomery and Adam Richardson took turns raising preflop. Carlson re-raised all in each time and too the pots down preflop.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:58 PM Local Time
Adam Richardson opened the pot in the small blind with a 200,000-chip raise, and Mick Carlson called in the big.
The flop ran out and Richardson fired a 200,000-chip bet. Carlson moved all in and Richardson tanked.
Richardson eventually folded.
Carlson is now up to 2,500,000 chips.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:53 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery had limped from the small blind, but Adam Richardson wasn't about to let him see a flop on the cheap. He raised it to 130,000 and got a call from Montgomery.
The players checked to the river and we had a board reading . At this time Richardson bet 400,000 and Montgomery folded. He's now taken a few very small pots from Montgomery this level. Mind you, it could also be argued that there are no small pots with nobody over 40 big blinds.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:39 PM Local Time
Mick Carlson is the shortest of our three stacks. He's shoved all in preflop twice since returning from break but has got no calls either time.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 9:33 PM Local Time
15 minutes into Level 29 and we have only seen one flop. Trust us, we'd love to be reporting on action as much as you'd like to read it.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:58 PM Local Time
We're now on a 20-minute break.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:58 PM Local Time
Just before players went on break Mick Carlson bet 105,000 on a board reading and got called by Scott Montgomery. Carlson also be the turn's for 230,000, once more getting a call.
Carlson showed and Montgomery mucked.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:52 PM Local Time
Mick Carlson raised to 170,000 from the button and was called by Adam Richardson in the big blind. Richardson check-called Calrson's bet of 170,000 on the flop. Both players would go on to check the on the turn as well as the on the river.
When betting (or checking) was done, Richardson showed for a straight and Carlson mucked.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:38 PM Local Time
With the board reading Scott Montgomery fired a 125,000-chip bet in the small blind. Adam Richardson called in the big and Mick Carlson folded on the button.
The turn card was a and Richardson called a 250,000-chip bet from Montgomery. The river brought a to the table and Montgomery fired a 650,000-chip bet. Richardson tanked and eventually folded.
Montgomery is now up to 3,450,000 chips and Richardson slipped to 2,850,000.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:29 PM Local Time
We had a whole bunch of back and forth betting between Scott Montgomery and Adam Richardson that saw Montgomery walk away 550,000 chips richer.
It started when Montgomery raised to 230,000 from the small blind. Richardson then bet 550,000 from the big blind and Montgomery made it 1,200,000 total. Richardson took some time, but he eventually folded.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:19 PM Local Time
From under the gun, Mick Carlson opened the pot with a 175,000-chip raise. In the small bind, Adam Richardson made the call.
The flop came out and both players checked. The turn card was a and Richardson fired a 225,000-chip bet. Carlson called.
The river brought a to the felt and Carlson a 415,000-chip bet from Richardson.
Richardson tabled and Carlson took the pot with his .
Carlson is now up to 2,750,000 chips, Richardson slipped to 3,150,000.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:17 PM Local Time
Daniel Fuhs was extremely short stacked when he went all in for 525,000. Scott Montgomery called from the big blind and we were off to see how Fuhs' tournament life would turn out.
The flop was no help to Fuhs when it came . The turn was a meaningless and the river was the . Fuhs failed to pair either one of his overcards and was eliminated in fourth place.
We're now down to three-handed action and will be back in a moment with detailed chip counts.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 8:03 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery opened the pot with a 160,000-chip raise, and was called by Mick Carlson in the small blind.
The flop ran out and Carlson check-called a 225,000-chip bet from Montgomery.
The turn card was a and both players checked. The river brought a to the felt and the players checked again.
They both had ... chop chop!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:52 PM Local Time
Cards are in the air again.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:43 PM Local Time
Players are on a ten minute break