Spoiler Alert: Don’t read this if you’re planning on watching the heads up match between Peter Eastgate and Ivan Demidov Tuesday night on ESPN.
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The final two players in the World Series of Poker went heads up last night in Las Vegas with Eastgate holding a nearly $23 mil chip lead over Demidov.
Demidov hit a few hands early to grab the lead, but it was short lived as the deck went cold for him.
“I really had no idea how he was going to play heads-up and he has way more experience than me. So maybe I was playing a bit passive and sometimes I made the bad calls when I should have just folded,” said Demidov. “I still called way too much and it cost me a lot of chips. I also made a few big bluffs at the wrong time.”
After grabbing the lead back Eastgate dominated Demidov until it was over taking the $9.1 mil prize and becoming the youngest Main Event champion breaking Phil Helmut’s record. Eastgate is 22.
The winning hand came when a 4c hit the turn giving Demidov two pair, but giving Eastgate a wheel. All the chips went in and Demidov didn’t improve giving the title to Eastgate.
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