After that, he was found competing with SK Gaming in Warcraft III competition, later retiring to play professional poker, as so many professional gamers do. Ivan was invited to join team PokerStars.net, after which he won the seat at the World Series of Poker main event final table.
The final table was all one-sided, the overall winner of the tournament, Peter Eastgate from Denmark, dictated his game to the other eight finalists.
Ivan Demidov had successfully made his way through seven opponents before facing Eastgate in his final head-to-head match.
Winning the final pot and eliminating Demidov in the last hand with a 2-5 straight saw Eastgate crowned the new 2008 WSOP champion.
The prize pool distribution:
1 $9,152,416 Peter Eastgate
2 $5,809,595 Ivan Demidov
3 $4,517,773 Dennis Phillips
4 $3,774,974 Ylon Schwartz
5 $3,096,768 Scott Montgomery
6 $2,418,562 Darus Suharto
7 $1,772,650 David «Chino» Rheem
8 $1,288,217 Kelly Kim
9 $900,670 Craig Marquis
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Reps.ru StarCraft journalist.
WGTour.com league manager / newsmaker.
myMYM.com StarCraft / DotA journalist.
Proplay.ru multigame journalist.
cyberfight.ru multigamer journalist.
SK-Gaming multigame journalist
Rekrut.ru WarCraft 3 journalist.
iGameCentral.ru multi-game journalist.
All Aggression (shortly [a2]) team founder, co-leader and manager. TOP4 of Russian StarCraft teams of all time.
stOrm Multigaming (www.stormthefront.ru) - TOP1 various games in the country (Uzbekistan).
Consisted of CS, WC3, DotA, FIFA and NFS divisions.
PinCho WINGS - an Uzbekistan CS team based on Storm.lan, part of PinCho Penguins club (www.twitter.com/pincho_moscow).
Storm (forum.esport.uz), an Uzbekistan CS team. Most successfull Uzbek CS team in the history of the country.
Arbalet League September 2008 - 1st place
Teams defeated: all KZ teams and k23 in the final.
Arbalet Cup April 2009 - 1st place
Teams defeated: PL, Sky, k23 in the final.
DTS Cup Ukraine May 2009 - 9th place
Teams played with: Virtus.Pro (lost 8:16), DTS.chatrix (lost 13:16), tp.uSports (lost 9:16).
Arbalet Cup August 2009 - 4th place
Teams played with: Virtus.Pro (won 16:8, 16:13), KerchNET (lost 8:16, draw 15:15), PL (won 16:2, 16:3), k23 (lost 1:16, 10:16), forZe (won 16:8, lost 15:19, lost 8:16).
Arbalet Ukraine - top 7-8
Arbalet Asia - top7-8
Arbalet SNG Cup - top5-6.
Nikka "episode" Ibragimovich
Server "cEKKA" Kerimov
Thomas "Thommes" Yasyukyavichyus
Timur "JTX" Nizamov
Kamal "Archiello" Abdukadirov
I am still striving to prove that it doesn't matter which country a man is from to be good.
I am still believing that it's all about skills and respect.
Wish me luck ;)
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