About Peter Eastgate

Peter Eastgate
Name Peter Eastgate
Current Residence Odense Denmark

Peter Eastgate was the youngest player at the 2008 WSOP Main Event final table. He was also the second Dane to ever make the final table, and could possibly best Phil Hellmuth as the youngest player ever to become World Champion.

Heavy stuff for a young gun of 22, but Peter Eastgate can take it.

A pro since 2005, Peter primarily earns his keep online, where he specializes in short-handed and heads-up high-limit cash games at the $200/$400 level. He is widely regarded as one of the top Internet pros in Denmark and has been associated with Ladbrokes Poker, Fortune Poker and PokerStars.

A high-school graduate who traded a future in college to ply his trade at the felt, Peter got his start in poker with a deposit at an online poker room. He managed to break even during his first year of play, and shortly after made his first real cash. This allowed him to start building his bankroll and he soon turned pro.

One thing led to another, and in 2008 he found himself buying in to the WSOP Main Event with $10,000 cash. He battled his way through a field of about 6,800 players to become the youngest final-table finisher of the bunch. And to those who know him, this isn't so surprising.

Given how highly skilled and respected a player he is, you can expect to hear Peter Eastgate's name long after November 2009.

Trivia


  • Dropped out of an economics degree to play poker full time
  • Is said to be down to earth and really nice
  • Final-tabled at the 2008 WSOP Main Event
  • Knocked poker reporter Tiffany Michelle out of the 2008 WSOP Main Event