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It's over. Say hello to our new champion...
Peter Eastgate - 2008 WSOP Champion
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On the 105th hand of heads up play and Hand #274 of the final table, Peter Eastgate knocked out Ivan Demidov.
Here's the final hand... Both players limped. The flop was Ks-3h-2d. Demidov checked. Eastgate bet 1.25m and Demidov called. The turn was the 4c. Demidov checked. Eastgate bet 2m. Demidov check-raised to 6m. Eastgate called. The river was the 7s. Demidov moved all in for the rest of his stack. Eastgate insta-called.
Demidov's two-pair was not good enough because Eastgate turned The Wheel. Eastgate won the hand and Demidov was eliminated in second place. The Russian won $5,809,595. Eastgate collected $9,152,416 and became the youngest ever WSOP champion breaking Phil Hellmuth's 19 year record in the process.
"This was a good final table, obviously, because I won it," joked Eastgate. "There was a lot of competent players at the final table. It's was tough. I'm really tired. I'm exhausted."
2008 November Nine Final Table Results:Yep, that's it. Peter Eastgate from Odense, Denmark is officially the biggest swinging dick in Las Vegas after winning the 2008 WSOP. That kid is definitely gonna get laid tonight.
1. Peter Eastgate - $9,152,416
2. Ivan Demidov - $5,809,595
3. Dennis Phillips - $4,517,773
4. Ylon Schwartz - $3,774,974
5. Scott Montgomery - $3,096,768
6. Darus Suharto - $2,418,562
7. David "Chino" Rheem - $1,772,650
8. Kelly Kim - $1,288,217
9. Craig Marquis - $900,670
With that being said, thanks to everyone for tuning in to the Tao of Poker. It's been a wild, indulgent, poignant, insane, and epic 2008 WSOP and the November Nine is officially over.
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