Name: Ivan Demidov
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation
Total Winnings: $6,569,398
ProRank 1 Position: 2397
Marital Status: Single
Started Playing Poker: Started playing poker early 2006
Hobbies: skiing and scuba diving
Ivan Demidov , born in 1981 in Moscow, Russia, is a professional poker player, the new sensation of Russian and worldwide poker. Part of the "November Nine" is one of those who were at the final table of World Series of Poker2008 Main Event. Finally came to fight with Peter Eastgate and taking second place, worth $ 5,809,595.
Ivan Demidov began like many other poker players, who subsequently became dollar millionaires, playing computer games, particularly Starcraft,ending in 2004 M. V. Lomonosov Moscow State University. Immediately after graduation, Demidov begins his serious career as professional poker player. He started with local cash tournaments, largest cash tournament that it finds and finished Korona Russian Poker Championship tournament in May 2006 leaving home with only $ 3,517 and that merely simulate him.At these tournaments meets a sponsor who sees talent in young Demidov.He fund him to play in the World Series of Poker.In 2008 Deminov finished 11 at the # 44Event - WSOP No Limit Hold'em, leaving home with $ 39,854. In the same year at the World Series of Poker Europe, held in London, finished third in # 4 Event - No Limit Hold'em Championship Spotlight leaving home with $ 664,781.
But the biggest surprise comes in November at # 54Event - WSOP Championship of No Limit Hold'em World Series of Poker.From 6835 players, Demidov reach the last nine with a real chance at the title. Finally using his aggressive style and this time, reaching a heads-up with Peter Eastgate,another talent of world poker,goes home with second place and with $ 5,809,595. This was shared with his sponsor who help him early yearsand the sponsor reached to receive a sum greater than Demidov.Demidov is a member of the featured team of PokerStars,representing the prestigious team in various tournament .