About 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.
Peter Eastgate recent tournament placings
|4||$209,111||WSOP 2012, Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em|
|95||€10,000||EPT Season 7, EPT Berlin|
|6||$75,000||2010 Special, 2010 NBC Heads-Up Championship|
|2||£530,000||EPT Season 6, EPT London|
|78||$68,979||2009 WSOP, Event 57 - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em World Championship|
|18||£16,313||EPT Season 5, PokerStars.com EPT London|
|1||$9,152,416||2008 WSOP, Event 54, Main Event No-Limit Hold'em|
|32||$16,416||EPT Season 4, EPT Scandinavian Open|
|9||€35,000||2007 Special, Irish Poker Open|
Peter Eastgate in the Media
- Eastgate rebounds on Premier League III Day 3
- WSOP champion signs with Poker Royalty
- durrrr, WSOP champ join Premier League
- Eastgate becomes youngest Main Event winner
- Eastgate wins WSOP Main Event
- Nov. 9: Eastgate to carry Danish torch
- Team Ladbrokes player makes final table
- 2008 WSOP: Introducing the November Nine