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Peter Eastgate, Winner of the 2008 WSOP
Total Pro Sports – After nearly 4 months of waiting we have a winner of the 2008 main event. Yesterday, 27 year old Russian, Ivan Demidov faced off against 22 year old Dane Peter Eastgate for the Main Event Bracelet.
Early into the wee hours of the morning, and after 104 hands of heads up play Peter Eastgate is the winner of the 2008 World Series Of Poker Main Event. Peter Eastgate becomes the first ever Danish Main Event winner, and now the youngest WSOP Main Event winner in history a title held by Phil Hellmuth for nearly twenty years.
“It’s incredible. It’s great to have this record. Phil Hellmuth wished me luck yesterday.”
Eastgate wins a total of $9,152,416 USD for first place and the second most in WSOP history behind Jamie Gold. Ivan Demidov wins $5,809,595 for second place, not bad for basically 5 months of work for both.
“Well, I guess I haven’t really realized how big this is. I’m sure in the next day or week I will become more emotional.” says, Eastgate after an emotional win.
The 104th and final hand went like this – Peter Eastgate limped on the button, and Ivan Demidov checked the big blind. Eastgate bet out 1.25 million on a 2DKS3H flop, Demidov called. Ivan Demidov checked the turn which brought the 4C, and Peter Eastgate bet 2 million. Demidov then check raised to 6 million, putting in half his stack to the pot. Eastgate made the call. As soon as the river fell 7S, Ivan Demidov announced an all-in. Peter Eastgate snap called, and Demidov flipped over 4H2H for two pairs and Eastgate had AD5S for the wheel straight and the winner of the hand.
Peter Eastgate jumps into the top 5 all time money list with his $9,152,416 victory at the 2008 Main Event.