Just two months until the start of the World Series of Poker (WSOP) November Nine festivities, and anticipation is high. (The WSOP’s decision to delay the Main Event until the autumn: Good marketing strategy?)

Over at Poker News Daily, a poll of players who’d actually competed in the WSOP found out that there was no clear fan favorite this year (not even Phil Ivey), and that, as far as the poker community was concerned, competition for this year’s big prize was “wide open”.

In the poll, every one from Kevin Schaffel to James Akenhead, and Joe Cada was thought to be a potential winner. PND‘s own Dan Cypra went with Darvin Moon. “It’s hard to ignore Darvin Moon, who has nearly double the chips of the next closest player,” Cypra pointed out.  “It’s reminiscent of Jamie Gold in the 2006 Main Event and Moon is my pick to win the 2009 version. While Ivey may be poker’s darling, the chip lead of Moon cannot be ignored.”

Click here to read more about the poll at Poker News Daily.


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