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Getting to know the FullTilt final tablers.

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Aug 18, '08


Well its been a month now and time to get back to it.

Yesterday was my first day doing anything poker related, other than playing on FullTilt since the Bellagio Cup. I met the three players from the WSOP final nine who will be representing FullTilt. I had a short conversation with each that was filmed and will be posted somewhere on FullTilt.

The players are Kelly Kim, Craig Marquis and Scott Montgomery.

These were all three very smart likable guys young guys who were by no means amatures. They all know a great deal about the game and have been playing for living.

Kelly Kim is the shortest stack at the table by quite a bit, but you can tell that he is by no means settling for just having made the final table. If he can get a double up two to get back in the mix I haveno doubts about his having what it would take to make a huge comeback. He plays mostly live cash games, at the comerce.

Craig Marquis is second shortest stack at the table, but has almost quadruple Kelly's chips. I played with him in a shoot out event at this last WSOP also. He is an internet pro who lives in Texas and hangs out with some of the top young guns of poker like Tom Dwan and David Benefield. He is very personable, energetic and inteligent. Although he is relatively short stacked I am sure that with a little luck he will be a huge factor at the final table, and regardless of his finish will be a "big name" in poker.

Scott Montgomery is 3rd in chips. He is a very smart young Canadian who REALLY loves the game. Even with the final table of the WSOP to look forward to this guy plans to play almost every day in the interem and be on the road the whole time. He is going to be grinding the circuit, hitting every event he can. This kid is a true poker junkie and I dont think there is any chance this will burn him out. He is living his dream and loving it. He just wishes there were a few single girls at the tables, cause he dosen't apear to like the idea of taking time away from the tables to meet one. Also, I think, he would like to find a girl who will be happy grinding tournaments with him 350 days a year. If he knocks this one off I think he will find quite a few pretty young things up for the lifestyle.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website,

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