It’s Over — Europe Wins!

by , Nov 10, 2008 | 12:41 am

At this moment, Dennis Phillips is drawing dead with one card to come. That will be 3rd place for him — his boisterous crowd and his Red Hat Brigade are honoring him the way friends of someone who has just won $4.5 million should. (That’s Greg Raymer money.) Lots of applause.

Heads-up will be Ivan Demidov vs. Peter Eastgate (who stands to be the youngest player ever to win the main event).

Year of the European Young Guns, it turns out to be.

Most of the under bets, by the way, regarding time, win … except for Jen, who took the under on 10 pm. (What was she thinking!)

Chip Counts

Peter Eastgate – 79,425,000
Ivan Demidov – 57,800,000

Clearly anybody’s game. Russians vs. Scandis. I’m going with Demidov, though. As we know, the Russians were the ones that really made a showing at the 2008 WSOP, regardless of how tomorrow turns out. Scandis were like so 2007.

8 Comments to “It’s Over — Europe Wins!”

  1. California Jen

    When I made my 10pm bet, I was drinking, not thinking! Ugh.

  2. California Jen

    Oh, and big congrats to Dennis Phillips for representing St. Louis well! My home town is clearly proud of him tonight.

    And the red hats everywhere made me remember the great feeling of being at a Cards game. Good times!

  3. foiledcoup

    Might as well play it out in Europe. I say another delay!

  4. ben matlock

    I’m having a bit of trouble here. Europe wins? Really? I better pull out my maps, because last time I checked, Russia is in ASIA. Maybe you can change it to Year of the Eurasian Young Guns?

  5. DanM

    Ben, are you not familiar with the Ural mountains? Let’s talk wager.

  6. ben matlock

    yes Dan you are correct. But isn’t the dude from Moscow? That’s still in Asia, right? If not, I must be like 78% of all high school kids who fail the geography tests…

  7. ben matlock

    ummmm….consider me in that 78%. I just wikipedia’d it. Damn I’m an idiot.

  8. DanM

    ***Damn I’m an idiot.***

    That’s why we like having you around this place. 🙂