Obrestad and Montgomery in Love?
You all know Scott Montgomery – the guy from the 2008 WSOP Final Table (finished 5th), who recently got mugged in a bathroom at the Bellagio. It appears that Scott has a new girlfriend. Big deal, you may say. Yes, a very big deal, if the new girlfriend is none other than Annette Obrestad! That's right – the youngest-ever WSOPE bracelet winner from Norway has been dating Scott Montgomery for some time now, and if it all goes smooth, we might just have ourselves another sweet poker couple.
It all started with Montgomery posting this message on his facebook wall: “Getting ready to celebrate my gf’s birthday. hope she likes my gift!” Poker forums (and TwoPlusTwo in particular) began babbling about just who might this mysterious girlfriend be. It wasn't long before the idea of Obrestad's birthday coming up and a photo of the two sitting comfy together on a couch in Vegas (check out the photo gallery bellow) made a very convincing point. The fact that Montgomery and Obrestad were both in London at the time for WSOP Europe made the assumption sound even more realistic.
After a while Montgomery's facebook post was followed by the update of his relationship status which now said: “In a relationship with Annette Obrestad.” However, no further comments on the matter have followed from either side.
Poker pros getting together is not something that's never happened before, in fact there are a few well-known couples with both sides being famous poker players. Phil Laak and Jennifer Tilly, both WSOP bracelet owners, Marco Traniello and Jennifer Harman, Erick Lindgren and Erica Schoenberg, Chip and Karina Jett were all brought together thanks to the game of poker.
However, the newest couple could also appear to be the most successful – Montgomery's total tournament winnings exceed $4,000,000 including the #5 finish in 2008 WSOP and a bracelet acquired in a $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em event earlier this year. Obrestad, on her part still holds the title of the youngest WSOP bracelet winner which she took down back in 2007 in a WSOPE event in London. She is also a member of the Full Tilt Poker pro team and ranks 3rd among the best female players with $3,476,560 in life-time tournament winnings.
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