The two played heads-up in 2008's WSOP Main Event final table and Eastgate became the youngest player ever to win the main event in WSOP. From now on they will be teammates and fight for titles in the name of PokerStars as both of them just have signed a sponsor contract to become a part of Team PokerStars Pro's.
Peter Eastgate and Ivan Demidov were among the last 9 players in WSOP Main Event when the tournament was stopped in July, 2008. The final table was played a couple of months later (December 2008) so the people and sponsors behind WSOP could get media to write more about the final table and its players so it would be the best and most thrilling final table ever, and at the same time to make more money out of it.
When it was time for the final table all players were guaranteed at least $900,670, but of course all of the aimed to take home the whole tournament. Both Eastgate and Demidov had pretty decent stacks at the final table (around 20 million chips) and both of them played very well and took the best decisions at the same time as they weren't afraid to go out of the tournament. Thanks to that both of them were the 2 players that were going to play heads-up.
Down to heads-up
It was a quite long and tight fight but Eastgate was the better player with the most chips, and when Demidov flopped 2 pairs and went all-in a happy Peter Eastgate called him with his straight and took home the amazing amount of around $9 million dollars! Demidov probably wasn't that disappointed with his second place which game him $5.8 million?
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