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Meet Craig Marquis and Scott Montgomery of the November Nine

The 2008 Final Tablists Are Featured On Card Player TV


As the play-out of the World Series of Poker main event final table nears, the interest in the remaining nine players grows. Card Player TV got an exclusive interview with Scott Montgomery and Craig Marquis of the November Nine to talk about their paths to the final table. The interviews can be found on

The player database provides brief bios on the players, reproduced below:

Scott MontgomeryScott Montgomery: Scott Montgomery is a 26-year-old professional poker player from Ontario, Canada. He’s only been playing for four years, but has had considerable success. In his first major tournament cash, Montgomery found himself at the televised World Poker Tour final table of the 2008 L.A. Poker Classic. He finished fifth for nearly $297,000. At the 2008 World Series of Poker, Montgomery seemed to find his stride. He cashed in three preliminary tournaments and made the final table of $10,000 main event. Currently waiting out the fourth-month hiatus, Montgomery will make the trek back to Las Vegas in November to finish out the final table of the 2008 WSOP main event, where he is guaranteed to make at least $900,670.

Craig MarquisCraig Marquis: Craig Marquis of Arlington, Texas, is a 23-year-old college student who has been playing poker for only about a year and a half. In that time, he has cashed in three preliminary tournaments at the World Series of Poker, two last year and one this year. He is also one of the final nine competitors remaining in the 2008 WSOP main event. He is patiently waiting for play to reconvene in November and is already guaranteed at least $900,670. Marquis already has plans to buy his family a swimming pool with some of the winnings.

Here is a list of all nine finalists in the 2008 WSOP main event with chip counts:

Dennis Phillips — 26,295,000
Ivan Demidov — 24,400,000
Scott Montgomery — 19,690,000
Peter Eastgate — 18,375,000
Ylon Schwartz — 23,525,000
Darus Suharto — 12,520,000
David "Chino" Rheem — 10,230,000
Craig Marquis — 10,210,000
Kelly Kim — 2,620,000

The final nine will reconvene on Nov. 9  in Las Vegas. For more information on the main event, visit the official WSOP page on