22 years old pocketed $9.1 million in World Series of Poker

Thursday, November 13, 2008 |
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There's now a World Series of Poker record out there that even Phil Hellmuth can't break, although it used to be his anyway.

With his heads-up victory over Russian Ivan Demidov early Tuesday, Denmark's Peter Eastgate became the youngest main event champion in history at 22 years old.

The 11-time WSOP bracelet winner Hellmuth won the main event in 1989 when he was 24. In addition to his first WSOP bracelet, Eastgate pocketed $9.1 million.

For his runner-up finish -- one spot better than he ended up at the WSOP Europe main event -- Demidov earned $5.8 million. Here's how the rest of the final table broke down: news via












2008 World Series of Poker Final Table



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