Survey Favours Montgomery to Win the World Series of Poker
Montgomery considered the 'most skilled' of the November Nine
Thursday 31st July 2008
Scott Montgomery is the overwhelming choice to win the World Series of Poker (WSOP), according to a new DuplicatePoker.com poll. Twenty-nine percent of 1106 poker players surveyed named Canadian Scott Montgomery by a more than a 2-to-1 margin over the rest of the November Nine WSOP finalists. Ivan Demidov (Russia) and chip leader Illinois-resident Dennis Phillips, already seated in position one at the Final Table with 26 million chips, were named by 13 and 12 percent respectively as the expected runners-up. Montgomery also was voted the most skilled of the WSOP finalists and the most likely to win a Duplicate Poker tournament.
The Duplicate Poker Poll also revealed the widespread believe among poker players that skill has everything to do with poker success. Nearly 90 percent said skill has a greater impact on poker success than luck.
According to Moshe Davidovich, chief operating officer of DuplicatePoker.com, 'The most skilled poker players have the ability to effectively manage a game and rely purely on technique. In this regard, Scott Montgomery stands out. And as our poll indicates, he has gained a high level of respect for his skills among poker circles.'
Following, in rank order, is who respondents believe will win the World Series of Poker on November 9th according to the Duplicate Poker Poll:
Scott Montgomery - 29%
Ivan Demidov - 13%
Dennis Phillips - 12%
Peter Eastgate - 10%
Craig Marquis - 10%
Chino Rheem - 9%
Kelly Kim - 9%
Ylon Schwartz - 4%
Darus Suharto - 4%