Eastgate versus Demidov: The rematch

Deathmatch at the Rio

On November 9th, 2008, Peter Eastgate defeated Ivan Demidov to win the WSOP Main Event World Championship.

Although Eastgate went in to heads-up with a decent chip advantage, it was truly anyone's game until the last hand was dealt.

The whole poker world agrees that Demidov played his heart out, and put up a fight worthy of the prestigious event.

Now, after nearly a year, Demidov will get a chance to redeem himself - and win $10,000 for charity.

This Friday, June 26 at 6 p.m. (ET), PokerStars has announced the two Team PokerStars Pros will log on to Stars and play it all out again under the exact same circumstances as last year (minus the $9 million first-place prize) and see who comes out on top.

Starting Stacks:

Eastgate: 80,300,000

Demidov: 56,600,000


Ante: 30,000

Small Blind: 120,000

Big Blind: 240,000

In the 2008 final, Demidov managed to grab the chip lead early on, but lost it when his jack-high was beaten by Eastgate's queen-high.

After reaching Level 39 and a big blind of one million chips. Demidov never recovered the chip lead and after 15 hours and 39 minutes of play, Eastgate was crowned the youngest ever world champion.

This time around, the winner not only gets to claim bragging rights, but will have $10,000 donated to a charity of their choice.

Eastgate is playing for the Danish Refugee Council, and Demidov is playing for The Hospice Charity Fund "Vera" INN.

PokerStars players can log on watch the match live on the PokerStars client.

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