NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
Dream Final Table In London
October 2, 2021
Things couldn't have ended up better for the organizers of the World Series of Poker Europe if they'd planned it. The final table of the WSOPE Main Event looks to be historic for its quality of players, its degree of difficulty, and its potential for cross promotion. That's right, cross promotion; one of the WSOP's fabled "November Nine" not only made it deep in the WSOPE main event but made it all the way to the final table. Moscow's Ivan Demidov has set a new record which is not likely to be broken for quite some time, being the first player ever to make both the WSOP Main Event final table and the WSOPE Main Event final table in the same year.

To get this far, Demidov had to fight his way through a very tough Day 4 that featured Mike Matusow, Erik Seidel, Mel Judah, Brian Townsend, Johnny Lodden, and Andy Bloch. Unfortunately for Demidov (but fortunately for poker tournament fans everywhere), things won't be getting much easier for him today. In order to potentially win the WSOP's two most prestigious titles, Demidov will have to outlast superstars like Scott Fischman, John Juanda, Robin Keston, and Daniel Negreanu - a feat even the most seasoned tournament pro would have serious trouble accomplishing.

Demidov enters the final table third in chips behind Stanislav Alekhin and chip leader John Juanda. With 1,006,000 in tournament chips, he has just 4,000 chips more than Negreanu, who most would agree should have a bigger handicap than that, given his four WSOP bracelets, his two WPT titles, and his reputation as being one of the all time best tournament poker players in the world.

For story in it's entirety, please visit the Independent Online Poker Authority, PokerNews.com
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