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Jose Montes Wins $352,669 at WSOP Circuit Choctaw Durant Main Event

The$1,675 Main Event at the 2014/2015 World Series of Poker Circuit had it’s final show down. The Choctaw Durant tournament brought in 1,363 entries and created a prize pool of $2,044,500. Bronx’s Jose Montes that landed the $352,669 first-place prize, the gold championship ring, and a seat into the season-ending National Championship.

“I can show my son one day,” said the 29-year-old Montes, who has an 11-month-old son at home and another on the way. “Look at what dad won.”

Montes went on to add: “Tournament poker is so tough. You get so close and it hurts when you lose. Still winning money and it still hurts. You want to win. I am a competitor; competitors want to win every time. I want to play every time and I never want to bust out. I want to win every time.”

Montes already has plans to use the prize money to buy a home, notched his fourth ever WSOP cash after defeating a tough final table that included two-time ring winner Ben Reason, ring winner Ryan Tepen and Ben Keeline, who finished heads-up for $218,762.


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