Eastgate vs. Demidov: The rematch
Ali vs. Frazier.
Holyfield vs. Tyson.
Eastgate vs. Demidov.
The latter may not be the most famous rematch of all time, but it stands to be exceptionally entertaining.
We all know how it ended the first time. In November 2008, Peter Eastgate defeated Ivan Demidov at the World Series Main Event final table. Though Demidov had, too, played like a champion, only one of them could take home the bracelet. Now, PokerStars is giving Demidov a chance to face Eastgate again, and Eastgate a chance to prove he is the rightful champion.
This Friday at 18:00 ET, the two Team PokerStars Pros will face off on PokerStars under the exact same circumstances as they did back in November. Eastgate will start with 80,300,000 in chips to Demidov's 56,600,000. With the blinds at 120,000 / 240,000 / 30,000 running ante, there is a lot of chance for this match to be pretty interesting.
While this is about a neat a idea as they come, the money won't be necessarily as significant. That said, in addition to the bragging rights, the winner will have $10,000 donated to charity in his name.
Good luck to both players.