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Biography

Peter Eastgate is a Danish poker player who won the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event.

At the time, he was the youngest player to win the WSOP Main Event until Joe Cada.


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Biography

Eastgate was born in Odense, Denmark on December 13, 1985. He studied economics at Aarhus University, but dropped out to pursue a career in poker.

2008 WSOP Main Event

Having cashed twice on the EPT in 2008, he qualified for the 2008 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event through Ladbrokes, and entered the final table fourth in chips behind Dennis Phillips, Ivan Demidov and Scott Montgomery.

Eastgate would go on to defeat Demidov heads-up to win $9,152,416.


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Peter Eastgate Poker Achievements

After he won the WSOP title Eastgate became a regular in some of the biggest tournaments around the world. In 2009, Eastgate cashed in two events at the EPT PokerStars Caribbean Poker Adventure. One of those events, Peter won for a nice prize of $343,000. His biggest EPT achievement came a couple of months later when Eastgate finished second to Aaron Gustavson at the 2009 EPT London Main Event for more than half a million pounds.

After winning the World Series Eastgate signed a sponsorship deal with the PokerStars online poker site and represented the brand on the live tournament circuit. He eventually left PokerStars and in July 2010, he announced that he was taking a break from the game, and auctioned off his 2008 WSOP Main Event bracelet for charity.


Top Stories of 2010: Peter Eastgate Quits Poker, Auctions Main Event Bracelet on eBay


However, he returned to the tables just eight months later and continued playing live and online tournaments and cash games. His last recorded cash came in May 2013, and has since faded from the poker world completely.

Peter Eastgate Top Five Poker Cashes

YEAREVENTBUY-INPLACEPAYOUT (USD)
July 2008WSOP Main Event$10,0001st$9,152,416
October 2009EPT London Main Event£5,2502nd$530,000
January 2009PCA NLHE$5,0001st$343,000
July 2012WSOP NLHE$1,5004th$209,111
January 2010EPT Deauville Main Event€5,3008th€70,000

Courtesy of The Hendon Mob. Last Updated May 2021

WSOP Main Event Winners 1999-2008

YEARENTRIESCHAMPIONCOUNTRYPRIZE
20086,844Peter EastgateDenmark$9,119,517
20076,358Jerry YangUnited States$8,250,000
20068,773Jamie GoldUnited States$12,000,000
20055,619Joe HachemAustralia$7,500,000
20042,576Greg RaymerUnited States$5,000,000
2003839Chris MoneymakerUnited States$2,500,000
2002631Robert VarkonyiUnited States$2,000,000
2001613Carlos MortensenSpain$1,500,000
2000512Chris FergusonUnited States$1,500,000
1999393Noel FurlongIreland$1,000,000

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2013 International Stadiums Poker Tour Wembley Stadium
€3,000 Main Event
80th €3,000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
4th $209,111
2011 PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Berlin
Main Event
95th €10,000
2010 NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship
$20,000 Heads-up Championship
8th $75,000
2010 NAPT Venetian
2010 NAPT High Roller Bounty Shootout
7th $85,000
2010 EPT Copenhagen
Main Event
22nd 80,000 DKK
2010 EPT Deauville
Main Event
8th €70,000
2009 PokerStars.com EPT London
£5,000 EPT London Main Event
2nd £530,000
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
78th $68,979
2008 WSOP Main Event - The Final Table
November Nine
1st $9,152,416
2008 PokerStars.com EPT London
£5,200 EPT London Main Event
18th £16,313
2008 PokerStars.net EPT - Copenhagen
PokerStars EPT Copenhagen Main Event
32nd $16,765