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Eastgate and Demidov in Virtual Re-match

Tags: Ivan Demidov, Main Event, Peter Eastgate, PokerStars, WSOP.
Posted on 25 June 2009 by "M".

It looks as the two WSOP Main Event finalists are going to fight it out once more but this time it will be on the virtual felt in a heads-up charity tournament hosted by PokerStars.

We are of course talking about Peter Eastgate and Ivan Demidov who where the last two standing in the 2008 WSOP Main Event and battled it out for the $9 Million first prize.

When they meet again this time it will be under slightly different circumstances as they will be playing for charity and the match will be held online at PokerStars.

The match will take place on the 26th of June at 18:00 ET and it will look the same as when they battled it out the first time. Eastgate will be starting with $80.300.000 in chips while Demidov will start with $56.600.000. The starting blinds are going to be set at $120.000/$240.000 and a $30.000 ante.

The winner of this re-match will receive a $10.000 first prize which he will then go on to donate to a charity of his choice. Eastgate is said to be playing for the Danish Refugee Council and Demidov is going to be playing for The Hospice Charity Fund "Vera" INN.

It will be very interesting to see how this match plays out. Something tells us that Eastgate is the best online player out of these two plus he holds the chip advantage from the start.

Who do you think will win?

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11 comments on "Eastgate and Demidov in Virtual Re-match"

 Fakiry25/06/2009 16:08:02 GMT
Its good to know that poker also helps the more needed with charity campaigns. I am sure that, whoever wins, institution will apreciate the action. Social responsability is something everyone should think and care about, and people with money should act more, so that people with dificulties of whatever the kind, can continue living a bit better with their help!
 DaneMitic25/06/2009 17:34:38 GMT
I heard Peter Eastgate is in a pretty bad shape lately, so I think Demidov is gonna win it this time, but lets see what will happen.
Anyway, its good to see that poker pros care about charities and are willing to help, thumbs up! Thumbs Up
 males25/06/2009 20:23:12 GMT
peter is in really bad shape, if you look at his loss over the last few months youll see is losing a lot of money..

this will be a great match, looking forward to watch it
 Exiles25/06/2009 20:41:29 GMT
All in the name of charity, I love it, charities could certainly do with extra boost about now with the financial climate like it is. Just hope it is a good Final.
 Calmplay26/06/2009 17:31:13 GMT
Eastgate for the win there because of his chips advantage... but well this time it's at JokerStars lol so anything can happen...
 heaterr28/06/2009 22:17:13 GMT
i think eastgate will win, but it just my opinion
 erik197029/06/2009 04:51:03 GMT
It is a very nice pic with all those bundels
 z3louco229/06/2009 13:18:37 GMT
I love charity part!!!
Barry Greenstein's influence? Big Smile
 jevo29/06/2009 13:36:38 GMT
This has taken place hasn't it? says it was on 26-june at 18:00

Any one have any idea how it went?
 Zen01/07/2009 10:53:22 GMT
I know PokerStars posts these kind of charity tournaments on their site, at the bottom of their 'past promotions' page:

However, this one is not on there... No idea what the story is, maybe they have yet to update is (or maybe it was not a promotion, sorry, I don't play on PS very often)
 jevo01/07/2009 13:07:26 GMT
The Video is now on here's the link

Don't say I dont do anything for you Big Smile

EDIT: Just watched it, pretty interesting stuff!

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