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Buy-In: $9,400 + $600
Prize Pool: $64,333,600
Entrants: 6844

Event 54 - World Championship No-Limit Hold'em

  • Jul 03, '08 - Jul 15, '08
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Updates on Final Day (Nov 10, 08)

 
 

Peter Eastgate Wins the 2008 WSOP Main Event ($9,152,416)

Peter Eastgate WinsPeter Eastgate limped on the button and Ivan Demidov checked preflop. The flop was dealt K 3 2 and Demidov checked. Eastgate bet 1.25 million and Demidov made the call. The turn card fell 4 and Demidov checked. Eastgate bet 2 million and Demidov check-raised to 6 million. Eastgate made the call and the 7 fell on the river. Demidov moved all in for his final 7.95 million and Easgate called him down. Demidov turnd up 4 2 for two pair, but Eastgate turned A 5 for a wheel and he won the tournament.

Demidov was eliminated in second place and he will take home $5,809,595 in prize money. Eastgate has become the 2008 world champion of poker and he is $9,152,416 richer. He has also become the youngest WSOP main event champion in history at 22 years old, breaking the record set by Phil Hellmuth in 1989.

A recap of the heads-up match will be posted in about an hour.

Player Tags: Peter Eastgate,   Ivan Demidov
 

Heads-up Match -- Hour Four

Blinds/Antes: 500,000-1,000,000 with a 150,000 ante

Players Left: 2 of 6,844

Chip Leaders:

Peter Eastgate: 117,250,000
Ivan Demidov: 19,650,000

Average: 68,000,000

Big Hands:


Ivan DemidovEvening Up

The chip counts stand at 85.3 million for Peter Eastgate and 51.6 million for Ivan Demidov as the Russian attempts to fight his way back into the heads-up match.

Demidov Takes a Big Hit


Ivan Demidov raised to 2 million preflop from the button and Peter Eastgate made the call. The flop was dealt K 10 7 and both players checked. The J fell on the turn and Eastgate bet 2.5 million. Demidov raised to 8 million and Eastgate made the call. The river brought the 3 and Eastgate checked. Demidov bet 12 million and Eastgate made the call. They turned up their Peter Eastgatehands and Demidov held A 9. Eastgate flipped over 7 4 and he won the pot with a diamond flush to take a huge lead. The 44 million pot kicked his stack up to 107 million, while Demidov held just 28 million after the hand.

The End is Near?

Ivan Demidov raised to 2 million preflop on the button and Peter Eastgate made the call. The flop was dealt 8 8 5 and both players checked. The 3 fell on the turn and Eastgate bet 2.5 million. Demidov made the call and the river brought the 9. Eastgate bet 4.5 million and Demidov made the call. Eastgate flipped up 3 3 for a full house and Demidov mucked. Eastgate was now up to 117 million while Demidov was floundering with just about 20 million.

Player Tags: Peter Eastgate,   Ivan Demidov
 

Heads-Up Match -- Hour Three

Blinds/Antes: 500,000-1,000,000 with a 150,000 ante

Players Left: 2 of 6,844

Chip Leaders:

Peter Eastgate: 97,400,000
Ivan Demidov: 39,500,000

Average: 68,000,000

Big Hands:


Peter EastgatePeter Eastgate Now Holds 100 Million

Ivan Demidov raised preflop to 2.75 million and Peter Eastgate made the call from the button. The flop was dealt 9 7 6 and Demidov bet 3.625 million. Eastgate made the call and the J fell on the turn. Both players checked and the Q fell on the river. Demidov bet 7 million and Eastgate made the call. They turned up their hands and Demidov held A 10 against the J 8 of Eastgate. Eastgate held 100,300,000 after the hand. Demidov was knocked down to 36,600,000.

Longest WSOP Final Table Ever

During the last hour the 2008 main event final table surpassed the 2005 main event final table that was won by Joe Hachem as the longest ever. That table lasted 14 hours and 10 minutes. This one will last much longer.

Biggest WSOP Blind Ever


It was announced that level 39 saw the largest big blind in the history of the WSOP. It was the first time the big blind has ever reached seven figures.
 

Player Tags: Peter Eastgate,   Ivan Demidov
 

Heads-Up Match -- Hour Two

Blinds/Antes: 400,000-800,000 with a 100,000 ante

Players Left:
2 of 6,844

Chip Leaders:


Peter Eastgate: 99,400,000
Ivan Demidov: 37,500,000

Average: 68,000,000

Big Hands:


Peter EastgateTense Chip Chop

Peter Eastgate limped on the button preflop and Ivan Demidov checked. The flop was dealt 7 5 4 and Eastgate bet 1.25 million after Demidov checked. Demidov check-raised to 3.35 million and Eastgate made the call. The turn card was the 8 and Demidov checked. Eastgate bet 4.25 million and once again Demidov check-raised, this time to 14 million. Eastgate made the call and the river brought the 3. Both players checked and Demidov turned up 8 6. Eastgate showed down 6 4 and the two players chopped up the pot with eight-high straights.

Eastgate Wins the Largest Pot so Far


Ivan Demidov raised to 2.8 million preflop and Peter Eastgate made the call on the button. The flop was dealt A J 3 and both players checked. The J was dealt on the turn and Eastgate bet 3.25 million. Demidov made the call and the river brought the Q. Demidov checked and Eastgate opened the action once again for 6.95 million. Demidov thought for a moment and then he called. Eastgate turned over A Q and Demidov mucked. Eastgate held 86,325,000 after the hand.

Break Time


The players went on a 20-minute break to finish out the hour.

Player Tags: Peter Eastgate,   Ivan Demidov
 

Heads-Up Match -- Hour One

Blinds/Antes: 400,000-800,000 with a 100,000 ante

Players Left:
2 of 6,844

Chip Leaders:

Peter Eastgate: 81,025,000
Ivan Demidov: 55,975,000

Average: 68,000,000

Big Hands:


Ivan DemidovIvan Demidov Comes Out Swinging


Ivan Demidov came out of the gates strong in his heads-up match with Peter Eastgate, scoring the first three blows and the majority of them during the first hour to pull even and then take chip lead with 73,645,000. He did so by accumulating most of the small pots that transpired while these two players warmed up and felt each other out at the beginning of their heads-up match.

Blinds Up

The blinds are now 400,000-800,000 with a 100,000 ante. The average stack is 68 million, so each players has about 85 big blinds to work with. It would take a major cooler at this point in play for things to come to an all-in showdown.

Peter EastgatePeter Eastgate Fights Back


Peter Eastgate bet 2 million preflop and Ivan Demidov made the call. The flop was dealt 8 8 5 and both players checked. The A was dealt on the turn and Eastgate bet 2.25 million. Demidov called and then both players checked the 4 on the river. They turned up their hands and Eastgate took down the pot with queen-high over Demidov’s jack-high. The pot put Eastgate back into the chip lead.

Eastgate Increases his Lead

Demidov raised to 1.75 million on the button preflop and Eastgate made the call. The flop was dealt 9 8 4 and both players checked. The 3 fell on the turn and Eastgate bet 2.75 million. Demidov made the call and the river brought the J. Eastgate led out for 3.5 million and Demidov mucked and he was knocked down to 55,975,000 after the hand. Eastgate was up to 81,025,000.

Player Tags: Peter Eastgate,   Ivan Demidov
 

Let's Get Ready to Shuffle

Michael Buffer made an apperance to introduce the two final contenders in the heads-up match. "Let's get ready to shuffle up and deal," said the famous announcer, and his call to kick things off was met by cheers from the packed house at the Penn and Teller theater. Cards are now in the air and the next post will go up at 11:30 p.m.

 

Heads-Up Chip Counts

Peter EastgateIvan DemidovHere are the chip counts:

Peter Eastgate: 79,500,000
Ivan Demidov: 57,725,000

There are 8 minutes and 48 seconds left in level 37 with blinds at 300,000-600,000 with a 75,000 ante and after that blinds jump up to 400,000-800,000 with a 100,000 ante for level 38.






 

 

Getting Ready

The last two players still remain to be seen on the final table set. Cards are scheduled to get in the air at 10 p.m. but the reality of that happening is slim. We will let you know when things do begin.

 
 
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