The 2008 World Series of Poker Champion Will Be Crowned Later TonightPublished on 2008-11-11 01:04:13
The winner of the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event will (finally) be crowned in just a couple of hours. Heads-up action will begin at 10 pm local time, as Peter Eastgate does battle with Ivan Demidov.
Betting odds have been released by Bodoglife.com. Even though Eastgate possesses a sizable chip lead heading into heads-up action, Bodoglife has both players listed at -120 to win the event.
This means that a successful $120 wager on either player would result in a profit of $100.
As mentioned, Peter Eastgate enters heads-up play as the chip leader. He currently has a stack of approximately 79.5 million chips, while Ivan Demidov has around 57.7 million. The two players will be battling it out for the first place prize of $9.15 million dollars, as well as the prestigious World Series of Poker main event bracelet.
The second place finisher will receive $5.8 million dollars and join the likes of David Williams, Sam Farha and Steve Dannenmann as players who came up just short of the most prestigious title in poker.
Peter Eastgate has the opportunity to become the youngest World Series of Poker (US) main event champion ever if he can pull out the victory. It won't be an easy road for Eastgate though - even though he possesses the chip lead, Ivan Demidov has proven to be an extremely savvy and talented player who will be tough to beat in heads-up action.
Who do you have your money on? The unflappable 22-year old Peter Eastgate from Odense, Denmark, or the extremely talented 27-year old Ivan Demidov from Moscow, Russia?
Who will join the likes of Johnny Chan, Phil Hellmuth and Doyle Brunson as World Series of Poker Main Event champions?
We'll find out in a few hours. Get your bets in now.
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