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World Series of Poker -- Scott Montgomery Wins Event No. 36

Montgomery Wins First Bracelet and $481,760


Scott MontgomeryScott Montgomery was commonly associated with being one of the players at the inaugural “November Nine” back in 2008. After Wednesday’s performance, Montgomery can now be associated with being one of the owners of a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

Montgomery won his first career bracelet and took home $481,760 when he won event no. 36, the $1,000 no-limit hold’em.

When the final table started, Montgomery was near the bottom of the chip counts. He stayed relatively quiet early on and let a few players get eliminated, while chipping up a few hundred thousand chips. Then, he got into a big confrontation with John Dolan with six players remaining.

After Dolan raised to 125,000, Montgomery three-bet to 300,000. Dolan then moved all-in and Montgomery eventually made the call and there was 3,200,000 chips in the middle. Dolan had A-K and Montgomery was at risk with K-Q. After the flop came jack-high and all hearts, Montgomery had a live flush draw, which he hit on the river to vault from worst to first in chips.

Montgomery hovered around that same 3,200,000 stack until it got down to three-handed. Play started off slow, but then all of a sudden in a span of 45 minutes, Montgomery knocked off Adam Richardson and Mick Carlson to take home the bracelet.

Montgomery joins Eric Buchman on the list of former November Nine members to win their first bracelet this year.

Here are a look at the results.

1. Scott Montgomery – $481,760
2. Mick Carlson — $297,996
3. Adam Richardson — $210,892
4. Daniel Fuhs — $152,655
5. Sebastien Roy — $111,783
6. John Dolan — $82,804
7. Peter Dufek — $62,033
8. Timothy Beeman — $46,985
9. Michael Michnik — $35,986

Here are a look at the elimination hands as seen on’s live updates.

Michael MichnikMichael Michnik Eliminated in Ninth Place ($35,986)

Michael Michnik was on the short stack when he moved all-in from middle position. Mick Carlson moved all-in over the top from the button. Michnik showed KDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit and Carlson showed ASpade SuitADiamond Suit.

The 6Club Suit5Club Suit8Club SuitAClub Suit7Diamond Suit, giving Carlson a set of aces and the pot. Michnik will take home $35,986 for his ninth place finish.

Timothy BeemanTimothy Beeman Eliminated in Eighth Place ($46,985)

Peter Dufek raised to 85,000 from middle position and was face with a shove from Timothy Beeman for 800,000. After thinking for a moment, Dufek made the call and the cards were turned face up.

Beeman showed 5Spade Suit5Heart Suit and was in serious trouble against Dufek’s JSpade SuitJClub Suit. The flop was 3Club SuitKSpade Suit6Diamond Suit, with things looking bleak for Beeman. The turn gave him some hope with 7Heart Suit, giving him a straight draw, but the river was the 7Spade Suit and Dufek would take the pot, sending Beeman to the rail and leaving the final table with just seven players.

Dufek moves to 1,850,000 in chips with the pot.

Peter Dufek Eliminated in Seventh Place ($62,033)

Daniel Fuhs raised from the cutoff to 135,000 and Peter Dufek moved all-in from the button. Fuhs made the call and the cards were turned up.

Dufek showed ASpade Suit9Diamond Suit and Fuhs was ahead with his AClub SuitJClub Suit. The flop came 4Heart Suit3Spade SuitJHeart Suit, leaving Dufek drawing to running nines or running wheel cards to chop.

There was no miracle for Dufek and Fuhs moves up to 1,250,000 in chips, while eliminating Dufek in the process.

John DolanJohn Dolan Eliminated in Sixth Place ($82,804)

John Dolan raised 120,000 of his 165,000 under-the-gun and was called by Mick Carlson in the hijack, Adam Richardson on the button, and Sebastien Roy in the big blind.

The flop was 9Heart Suit3Heart Suit9Spade Suit and Dolan move his last 45,000 in and was called by all three opponents. They all checked down the 2Diamond Suit turn card and 2Spade Suit river card.

Richardson and Dolan showed J-10, Roy showed K-Q, but Carlson took the pot down with pocket fives. Richardson took the pot and sent Dolan home in sixth.

Sebastien Roy Eliminated in Fifth Place ($111,783)

Adam Richardson opened from under-the-gun and Sebastien Roy moved all-in for 590,000 and was called by Richardson.

Richardson showed 5Spade Suit5Diamond Suit and Roy showed ADiamond Suit9Diamond Suit and they were off to the races.

The board ran out KClub SuitJDiamond Suit8Club Suit2Heart Suit8Diamond Suit and Richardson won the race to send Roy home in fifth place with an extra $111,783 to his name.

Daniel FuhsDaniel Fuhs Eliminated in Fourth Place ($152,655)

Daniel Fuhs moved all-in for his last 525,000 and Scott Montgomery called from the big blind. It was a classic race situation when Fuhs showed the KClub Suit9Heart Suit and Montgomery held the 6Spade Suit6Club Suit.

The dealer ran out the board AClub Suit7Heart Suit8Spade Suit3Heart Suit3Spade Suit and Fuhs couldn’t outrun the pocket pair of Montgomery to be eliminated in fourth place.

This leaves Montgomery with a slight chip lead three-handed, but all players have around the same count.

Adam RichardsonAdam Richardson Eliminated in Third Place ($210,892)

Scott Montgomery had just crippled Adam Richardson when they got in four bets preflop and Montgomery’s K-7 out-flopped Richardson’s A-10 to leave Richardson with just 500,000.

He then moved all-in for his last 500,000 and was called by Scott Montgomery. Montgomery showed the QSpade Suit10Spade Suit and Richardson was slightly ahead with his KHeart SuitJClub Suit.

The dealer peeled off a 9Diamond SuitQClub Suit8Diamond Suit, giving Montgomery the lead and Richardson was going to need a king or a 10 to take the lead back.

The turn was the JDiamond Suit and the river was the 6Heart Suit, giving the pot to Montgomery and sending Richardson home in third place. Montgomery now takes on Mick Carlson for the bracelet.

Scott MontgomeryMick Carlson Eliminated, Scott Montgomery Wins Event No. 36

Mick Carlson shoved all-in for 825,000 and Scott Montgomery made the call. Carlson showed KDiamond Suit2Spade Suit and was behind Montgomery’s ADiamond Suit7Diamond Suit.

The board came out 9Club Suit4Heart Suit10Diamond Suit6Spade Suit3Diamond Suit, and Montgomery’s ace-high stayed in the lead unimproved to eliminated Carlson from the tournament and make Montgomery out last man standing.

Carlson will take home $297,996 for his efforts and Montgomery will take home $481,760 along with his gold bracelet.



12 years ago

So what you saying is this super donk got his chips in bad yet again against far superiors and this time made a bracelet out of it instead of just a F.T. This guy is so bad you could put a Full tilt shirt on my pig and it could beat this tool. Oh wait Obrestad already has a Full Tilt shirt on, never mind.


12 years ago

LOL...personal appearances aside--this guy definitely personifies "The Donk" to it's fullest. I'm glad he won, because it gives me hope as well to suck out beyond belief someday too...


12 years ago

This is the best evidence yet that the Fed has that poker is a game of luck and not skill.


Dino Stacks
12 years ago

Luck is a factor whether some want to admit it or not and some are by far more luckier than others. Hee haw luck can be strong...avoid it at all costs!


12 years ago

I hope he doesn't think he should start blogging again to give us his incredible insight to no limit holdem


12 years ago

Every single one of this guy's haters can feast on his bracelet-havin', millionaire gonads. Good for him.


12 years ago

Show this man the respect he is due. He is not "super donk." From now on address him by his proper earned title, "Lord of the Donks"


12 years ago

While making a horrible all in move with calling a 4 bet and holding KQ ( with 3.2 milion, I dont see pot odds to call), he has proven himself here and before that he has what it takes to go deep in tournaments. If he is a donk, he is one with a bracelet and many havent even come close.


12 years ago

I'm sure all of you are million dollar poker players. They told us about 3 hands. Sure on the first one he was way behind preflop but the fact he made a final table in such a big field and FT'ed the main event shows he's a good player. None of you here could show me an example of a player winning a field this size without atleast one suck out.

Also RichEnough: your not rich enough to say Cadas a bad player. He's been supporting himself with cards since he was 18. At 19 bought a house in cash with his earnings. He played like 30k cash games as a 19 old thats sick. In the main event he was chipleader after day 2 and from then on was never all in more than once before the final table. The day after he made the final table he won 40k in a pokerstars tourny. Can i please see your poker resume?


12 years ago

WTG Scott and way to silence the HATERS. LA, November 9, and now 1st bracelet. Keep it up bro. "just sayin".


12 years ago

Proud to be a hater


12 years ago

Sorry, but calling all in for 25+ bbs with KQo is not a sign of a good player.


12 years ago

in this spot, anyway


12 years ago

Yea I have to agree with MDaBoy here. People just troll CP forums giving their glorious 2cents because they believe by some superiority complex that they have the god given right to bash players who are millions of miles out of their league. It is simply not physically possible to be a donkey and final table a field of 2,000+ players let alone the ME. Haters talk about seasoned pros with malice simply out of jealousy or to hear people like us just call them idiots so they can recede to their corner and masturbate to the minuscule amount of attention they got here. This is all due to a neglected childhood of course.


12 years ago

No, I have NOT heard of Darwin Moon. Who's he.
I DO know who DARVIN MOON is though.