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Perth, Ontario pro Scott Montgomery (28) emerged victorious Wednesday night in World Series of Poker event 36, a $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em competition contested by an initial field of 3,102.
It was the culmination of four tough days of highly competitive poker which saw the final nine survivors return to the tables for the last time Wednesday afternoon with Sebastian Roy leading on 1,867,000 in chips, followed by Timothy Beeman (1,788,000) and Daniel Fuhs (1,251,000.)
At that point Montgomery was some way down the table on 604 000, facing John Dolan, Michael Carlson, Peter Dufek and Adam Richardson, make up the middle of the pack.
The bust-out sequence went like this:
Michael Michnik in 9th place ($35,986)
Timothy Beeman in 8th place ($46,985)
Peter Dufek in 7th place ($62,033)
John Dolan in 6th place ($82,804)
Sebastien Roy in 5th place ($111,783)
Daniel Fuhs in 4th place ($152,655)
By late Wednesday night three handed play ended when Adam Richardson headed for the exit and a third placing payday of $210 892, setting up the heads up between Scott Montgomery and Mick Carlson, which took a mere twenty minutes to decide. Carlson departed with the runner up prize of $297 996, leaving Montgomery to pick up his first WSOP bracelet and $481,760 in prize money.
The Canadian pro has enjoyed an impressive career and was one of the final table players in the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event, where he finished in fifth place earning $3,088,012 – his fourth cash in the 2008 WSOP. Montgomery also has a World Poker Tour cash, finishing in 5th place at the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic, and his career earnings currently top $4 million.
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