Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Demidov and Stammen

In 2008, Ivan Demidov, announced himself on the world scene by finishing 2nd to Peter Eastgate, in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, earning $5,809,595, and 3rd in the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event, earning $608,995. His noticeable performances have been scant since then, including only one cash in a WSOP event (in 2009), so he will be hoping for better things today. Demidov has gotten off to a fine start and has 6,600 in chips.

Sharing a table with Demidov is WSOP bracelet holder Keven Stammen. Stammen Won Event #13: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $506,786, back in 2009. Here is Stammen losing some change to another man with fine WSOP form - Adam Geyer.

Stammen opened up the action with a 125 bet from early position and three players called before Geyer squeezed out a 700 shove from the small blind. Stammen isolated with a 1,525 bet and the pair were heads-up with Geyer at risk of elimination.

Geyer{J-Spades} {10-Spades}
Stammen{A-Clubs} {7-Spades}

The flop of {K-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} {8-Clubs} handing Geyer a straight draw and it completed on the {9-Diamonds} turn. The river {5-Hearts} not changing a thing and Geyer had a lifeline.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
PokerStars Team Pro
ru 6,600 3,600
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
us 2,700
Adam Geyer us
Adam Geyer
us 1,775

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