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World Series 2008: Peter Eastgate, a new record breaker

They called them the Million Dollar Men, the November Nine and the PokerStars Six. But everyone knew that when the smoke cleared there could only be one of them left standing. And now we know his name. The 2008 World Series Main Event champion is 22-year-old Peter Eastgate, from Odense, Denmark.It t...more

by Howard Swains on November 11, 2008 7:00 AM

2008 World Series: Demidov defeated, Eastgate makes history

Peter Eastgate wins 2008 World Series of PokerPeter Eastgate has just become the youngest ever winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event at age 22.The players saw a flop of 2d-Ks-3h. Ivan Demidov checked and then called a bet of 1,250,000 from Eastgate. The 4c fell on the turn. Demidov checked,...more

by Brad Willis on November 11, 2008 6:00 AM

World Series 2008: Heads up for rolz

Eastgate opens biggest lead yetIn one hour, we saw one big hand, and that's all it took to put Peter Eastgate in dangerous lead.It was a min-raise to 2 million from Demidov and a call from Eastgate that dropped the Td-Kd-7c flop. Both players checked and saw the Jd on the turn. Eastgate bet out 2.5 ...more

by Howard Swains on November 11, 2008 5:00 AM

2008 World Series: The sound of the moment

This has been Peter Eastgate's hour.Though the past 60 minutes was cut by one-third due to a break, Eastgate has used this time to pull out to a better than 3-1 chip lead over Ivan Demidov.Though humble, Eastgate was confident coming into the match tonight. Just before he sat down, he spoke to our v...more

by Brad Willis on November 11, 2008 4:00 AM

World Series 2008: The professionals

Earlier today a media release came around to all World Series reporters describing the tournament in numbers: 124 countries represented at the Main Event, 39 years the World Series has existed, 7,000 hours of footage taped by the television crews, that kind of thing. The final statistic read "6 - Th...more

by Howard Swains on November 11, 2008 3:00 AM

2008 World Series: Capacity crowd for history

And so it begins. It took nearly 120 days for this very moment.Two men from distant lands face-to-face in a battle for poker immortality. Thirty minutes ago, Michael Buffer (yes, the Michael Buffer) introduced Ivan Demidov and Peter Easgate and belted, "Lets get rrrrrready to shuflllllllle and deal!...more

by Brad Willis on November 11, 2008 2:00 AM

2008 World Series: Which way will the mountain topple?

It looked for weeks as though it might never end, but now it almost has. The longest Main Event in World Series history--four months in the making--has finally come down to its last two players. Peter Eastgate of Denmark and Ivan Demidov of Russia are less than an hour away from taking the gloves of...more

by Howard Swains on November 11, 2008 1:00 AM

2008 World Series: Eastgate and Demidov weigh in

The music, familiar to every ear, rose up from unseen speakers. The driving "Eye of the Tiger" pulsed across the Rio Casino floor as the World Series of Poker's version of Bruce Buffer placed his mouth to the microphone."This is the weigh in," bellowed Nolan Dalla, "of the World Series of Poker Main...more

by Brad Willis on November 10, 2008 4:40 PM

2008 World Series: PokerStars heads up for bracelet

Every World Series final table has carried with it a sense of anticipation, but none quite like the one we watched today.It was an historic final table four months in the making. Nine men from around the world reconvened after an extended poker vacation. They walked into the Rio Hotel and Casino Pen...more

by Brad Willis on November 10, 2008 4:45 AM

2008 World Series: Ylon's road runs out and Phillips is trucking no more

And in a sudden flurry of activity, we are down to our two players who will contest tomorrow's heads-up dual for the 2008 World Series of Poker. First things first, let's name them. They are Peter Eastgate and Ivan Demidov; Denmark versus Russia for the big, big bucks in Vegas.How it happened will t...more

by Brad Willis on November 10, 2008 3:45 AM
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