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Poker player wins $9.15 million in Las Vegas

2008-11-12 07:11:23 GMT2008-11-12 15:11:23 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Peter Eastgate of Denmark celebrates after winning US$9.15 million during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada November 11, 2008. Eastgate, 22, defeated Ivan Demidov of Russia to become the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker main event. [Agencies]

Peter Eastgate's winning hand is displayed after Eastgate defeated Ivan Demidov of Russia during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada November 11, 2008. Eastgate from Denmark, 22, won US$9.15 million and become the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker main event.[Agencies]

World Series of Poker finalists Peter Eastgate (L) of Denmark and Ivan Demidov of Russia pose over $10 million during a news conference at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, November 10, 2008. The pair will go head-to head at the final table of the tournament at the Rio tonight. The winner will take home $9.15 million and a championship bracelet. [Agencies]

Peter Eastgate (facing camera) of Denmark plays against Ivan Demidov during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada November 11, 2008. Eastgate, 22, defeated Demidov of Russia to win US$9.15 million and become the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker main event. [Agencies]

Peter Eastgate of Denmark plays poker against Ivan Demidov of Russia during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada November 11, 2008. Eastgate, 22, defeated Demidov to win US$9.15 million and become the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker main event. [Agencies]

Peter Eastgate of Denmark celebrates after winning US$9.15 million during the World Series of Poker at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada November 11, 2008. Eastgate, 22, defeated Ivan Demidov of Russia to become the youngest champion of the World Series of Poker main event. [Agencies]

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