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Yes, that's another brag that I'll be in VEGAS!!
If you want to see two top notched pros battle it out in a re-match of last year's WSOP Main Event heads-up play, see Falstaff's write up of the event here. Details of the event below.
2008 WORLD CHAMPION PETER EASTGATE AND
RUNNER-UP IVAN DEMIDOV TO STAGE UNIQUE, HISTORIC RE-MATCH
ISLE OF MAN, UK, JUNE 23, 2009 – World Series of Poker Main Event champion and Team PokerStars Pro Peter Eastgate is to take on his 2008 opponent - fellow team member Ivan Demidov, in a unique heads-up charity tournament held online at PokerStars.
When the two first clashed last November, there was over $9 million in prize money at stake, and the match took well over 15 hours, the longest Main Event heads-up match in WSOP history.
Now, only days before the 2009 Main Event kicks off, the two will face-off against each other again, but this time they’ll be slugging it out for charity.
The match takes place on PokerStars, June 26 at 18:00 ET, and will replicate the exact same circumstances under which the two pros played in 2008. Eastgate, from Odense in Denmark, will start with 80,300,000 in chips, while Demidov from Moscow, Russia will start with 56,600,000. The blinds will be set at 120,000 / 240,000, with a 30,000 running ante.
In the 2008 final, Demidov managed to snatch the chip lead early on, but lost it again when his jack-high was beaten by Eastgate’s queen-high. The action then reached Level 39, with a big blind of one million chips - the biggest blind level in the history of the WSOP. Demidov never recovered the chip lead, and after 15 hours and 39 minutes of play, Eastgate was crowned the youngest ever world champion.
The two pros are excited about the re-match, which will see $10,000 go to one of their chosen charities. Eastgate is playing for the Danish Refugee Council and Demidov is playing for The Hospice Charity Fund “Vera” INN.
This is the first time that a major live contest like the WSOP final has ever been “re-played” on PokerStars, and is likely to prove a huge draw. PokerStars players can watch the match live on the PokerStars client.
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