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Russian Made $6 Million Playing Poker in Vegas

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Posted by: Quintura @ 00:31 [18. 11. 08]

The stars of the 21 movie may have been jealous. The movie was inspired by a story of MIT students who mastered the art of card counting and took the casinos in Las Vegas for millions.

Last week, it’s the most unpredictable Main Event of the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. In the final table, one player checked and the called a bet of $1.25 million from the other. Then, it’s made $2 million. Then raised to $6 million. That was the end…

Peter Eastgate of Denmark has become the youngest ever winner of the World Series of Poker Main Event. At the age of 22, he won $9.15 million.

27-year old Ivan Demidov of Moscow, Russia was the runner-up. He made $5.8 million in the final table.

Ivan graduated from the Moscow State University in 2004 with a degree in mathematics. He raised the money to enter the Main Event with the help of a friend.

Not a bad investment, after all…

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