Event 54, Main Event No-Limit Hold'em February 2, 2009

Event Winner!

Peter Eastgate wins $9,152,416

Event 54, Main Event No-Limit Hold'em

The 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event is over and Peter Eastgate has emerged the champion of the November Nine! The 22-year-old Dane has defeated Russia's Ivan Demidov...

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Event Description

The 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event is over and Peter Eastgate has emerged the champion of the November Nine. Eastgate defeated Ivan Demidov in heads-up play to claim the bracelet and the $9,152,416 first prize, at 22 becoming the youngest-ever Main Event champ in the process.

For second-place, Demidov takes $5,809,545, a nice complement to the £344,850 he earned for the third-place he earned earlier this year in the Main Event of the World Series of Poker Europe. Congratulations to both finalists and to Harrah's and the WSOP staff for putting on an incredible show at this landmark final table!

Payout Structure

PlacePrize Money
1$9,152,416
2$5,809,595
3$4,517,773
4$3,774,974
5$3,096,768
6$2,418,562
7$1,772,650
8$1,288,217
9$900,670
10-12$591,869
13-15$463,201
16-18$334,534
19-27$257,334
28-36$193,000
37-45$154,400
46-54$135,100
55-63$115,800
64-72$96,500
73-81$77,200
82-90$64,333
91-99$51,466
100-162$41,816
163-225$38,600
226-288$35,383
289-351$32,166
352-414$28,950
415-477$27,020
478-540$25,090
541-603$23,160
604-666$21,230

Tournament Rules

  • Play will begin on days 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D at 12 pm.
  • All Levels will last 120 minutes.
  • Players may select their first day of play until that day based upon availability
  • Play will continue on day 1A, 1B, 1C and 1D until the completion of level 5.
  • Dinner will be after 3 levels of play each day and will last 90 minutes.
  • Day 2A – Remaining players from Days 1A & 1B will be combined together and resume play at 12 PM, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, and play 5 levels.
  • Day 2B – Remaining players from Days 1C & 1D will be combined together and resume play at 12 PM, on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, and play 5 levels.
  • Day 3 – Remaining players from Days 2A & 2B will be combined together and resume play at 12 PM, on Thursday, July 10, 2008, and play 5 levels.
  • Day 4 - play will continue at 12 PM, on Friday, July 11, 2008, and play 5 levels.
  • Day 5 - play will continue at 12 PM, on Saturday, July 12, 2008, and play 5 levels.
  • Day 6 - play will continue at 12 PM, on Sunday, July 13, 2008 and play down to 27 players.
  • Day 7 - play will continue at 12 PM, on Monday, July 14, 2008 and play down to 9 players.
  • After the final table is reached, play will be suspended until November 9th.
  • The Final Table will resume play at 10 AM on Sunday, November 9, 2008 and play down to the final two players.
  • The final two players will play out the championship beginning at 10 p.m. on Monday, November 10, 2008.
  • Adjustments may be made to the number of levels played each day.
  • Players begin with $20,000

Browse 2008 WSOP

Event 54, Main Event No-Limit...

  • Buy-In: $10,000
  • Entrants: 6,844
  • Total Prize Money: $64,431,779
  • Date: Jul 3, 2008
  • Final Day Nov 10, 2008

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Event Chip Leaders3 months ago

Event 54, Main Event No-Limit Hold'em

Player Chip Stack
Peter Eastgate $136,880,000
Ivan Demidov Eliminated

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Blind Structure7 months ago

Event 54, Main Event No-Limit Hold'em

Level Ante Blinds               
Level 1 50/100
Level 2 100/200
Level 3 150/300
Level 4 25 150/300
Level 5 50 200/400
Level 6 50 250/500
Level 7 75 300/600
Level 8 100 400/800
Level 9 100 500/1,000
Level 10 200 600/1,200
Level 11 200 800/1,600
Level 12 300 1,000/2,000
Level 13 300 1,200/2,400
Level 14 400 1,500/3,000
Level 15 500 2,000/4,000
Level 16 500 2,500/5,000
Level 17 1,000 3,000/6,000
Level 18 1,000 4,000/8,000
Level 19 1,000 5,000/10,000
Level 20 2,000 6,000/12,000
Level 21 2,000 8,000/16,000
Level 22 3,000 10,000/20,000
Level 23 3,000 12,000/24,000
Level 24 4,000 15,000/30,000
Level 25 5,000 20,000/40,000
Level 26 5,000 25,000/50,000
Level 27 10,000 30,000/60,000
Level 28 10,000 40,000/80,000
Level 29 10,000 50,000/100,000
Level 30 15,000 60,000/120,000
Level 31 20,000 80,000/160,000
Level 32 30,000 100,000/200,000
Level 33 30,000 120,000/240,000
Level 34 40,000 150,000/300,000
Level 35 50,000 200,000/400,000
Level 36 50,000 250,000/500,000
Level 37 75,000 300,000/600,000
Level 38 100,000 400,000/800,000
Level 39 150,000 500,000/1,000,000
Level 40 200,000 600,000/1,200,000
Level 41 200,000 800,000/1,600,000
Level 42 300,000 1,000,000/2,000,000
Level 43 300,000 1,200,000/2,400,000
Level 44 400,000 1,500,000/3,000,000
Level 45 500,000 2,000,000/4,000,000
Level 46 500,000 2,500,000/5,000,000
Level 47 1,000,000 3,000,000/6,000,000

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