About Ivan Demidov

Ivan Demidov
Ivan Demidov

No one was more shocked than Ivan Demidov on July 15, 2008.

In the early hours of the morning, the young Russian pro found himself among the "November Nine," the group of players destined to battle it out at the November final table of the 2008 WSOP.

Forget about the fact it was Ivan's first World Series of Poker. A pro player with little live experience, Ivan had cashed in just three tournaments prior to the Main Event, including a NLHE event earlier in the 2008 Series.

Hailing from Moscow, Russia - a burgeoning online poker hotspot - Ivan built his bankroll playing online. And though he still mainly focuses on Internet play, he has ventured into the live realm more and more in recent years.

In 2006 he cashed in fifth place in a Pot-Limit Omaha event at the Russian Poker Championships, which were held in his hometown. Emboldened, the next year he ventured to the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Vegas, where he placed third in a $1,000 NLHE tournament for $21,710.

Soft-spoken and modest, this young gun has a bright future ahead of him. He is already supporting himself on just a couple of days of play each week and, though he admits his placing in the WSOP Main Event was pretty much like winning the lottery, you can expect to see his face at many final tables in the years to come.

Tournament Placing

Place Winnings Tournament
280 $37,019.00 WSOP 2013 - $10,000 Main Event
149 $3,725.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 53 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
19 $8,305.00 WSOP 2013 - Event 38 - $2,500 4-Max No-Limit Hold'em
76 $4,406.00 WSOP 2012 - Event 44 - $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
67 €20,000.00 EPT Season 7 - EPT Grand Final - Madrid
126 $20,000.00 EPT Season 6 - PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
248 $2,808.00 2009 WSOP - Event 28 - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
3 £344,850.00 2008 WSOPE - Event 4, No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
2 $5,809,595.00 2008 WSOP - Event 54, Main Event No-Limit Hold'em
11 $39,854.00 2008 WSOP - Event 44, No-Limit Hold'em w/re-buys

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