NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
The 411 On The 41st (WSOP): Another November Niner Wins A Bracelet
June 24, 2021
For those itching for yet more- most likely meaningless- trends from the 2010 World Series of Poker, here’s one for you; of the 18 people that have been classified as “November Niners” since the WSOP Main Event final table was moved to November, three have already scored bracelets during this year’s Series. 

Clearly not a trend yet when 2009 Main Event final tablist Eric Buchman earned his bracelet in Event #18 this year, or when Phil Ivey, another 2009 final tablist, scored his eighth bracelet earlier this week, but now with 2008 final tablist Scott Montgomery claiming his first bracelet yesterday, one has to wonder if any of this means anything.

Montgomery came in fifth out of 6844 players in his 2008 Main Event run and won a little over $3 million in the process, and though that cash is surely not to be dwarfed by any WSOP preliminary event, still this recent score in Event #36 is certainly something to be proud of. 

3,102 players entered 2010's Event #36, a $1,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold ‘em tournament, enough to allow Scott to pocket a top prize of $481,760.  Numerous other recognizable names also cashed in this event including Svetlana Gromenkova (33rd- $11,139), Fred Berger (67th- $5,248), Antoine Saout (111th- $2,903), Ryan D’Angelo (11th- $27,862) and Daniel Fuhs, who made it all the way to the final table before finally claiming fourth for $152,655.

The final table finish positions for Event #36, a $1,000 No-Limit Hold ‘em, were as follows:

1st.  Scott Montgomery- $481,760

2nd.  Michael Carlson- $297,996

3rd.  Adam Richardson- $210,892

4th.  Daniel Fuhs- $152,655

5th.  Sebastien Roy- $111,783

6th.  John Dolan- $82,804

7th.  Peter Dufek- $62,033

8th.  Timothy Beeman- $46,985

9th.  Michael Michnik- $35,986

The World Series of Poker final table every year is unquestionably the biggest spectacle in all of poker.  Could it be that coming up just short in front of the World at such a once in a lifetime event, is making these November players just a little more hungry than the rest of us for the validation that comes with a WSOP bracelet?  Probably not, but still at least it’s kind of an interesting trend.

For more information on all of the events of the 2010 World Series of Poker visit www.wsop.com.
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