Peter Eastgate was born on December 13, 1985. His hometown is Dalum in Denmark. Right since the time that Peter Eastgate was in school he was really fascinated with numbers and the things that he could do with them. That is one of the main reasons why he chose to go on to study economics at Aarhus University.
Finally, as luck and fortune would have it, when he witnessed a game of poker the numbers involved in it caught his attention and it was never to let it go. This fascination for poker made him drop out of college and to take up the game of poker on a professional and full-time basis.
Peter Eastgate built for himself a really high poker bankroll. This is what enabled him to be able to play for high stakes cash games that might not have been otherwise possible. Peter Eastgate has been able to perform really well in short-handed and heads-up play. That is when he decided to move on to live play. That is what made him get ready to be able to face the challenges of the 2008 WSOP. Then he was 22-years old and able to get past 6,843 other players and made his way to the November Nine in the WSOP Main Event that year. This was certainly a great achievement for Peter Eastgate.
And, when he returned to Las Vegas in November, he beat Ivan Demidov in the heads-up match. This is what got him a win of $9,152,416 and he went on to become the youngest Main Event winner at the time.
Peter Eastgate has added an 18th place finish at the WSOP Europe Main Event to his resume (and he was the youngest winner until Joe Cada won the 2009 WSOP Main Event). Then came the 2009 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure cash and side event win for $343,000. In the 2009 WSOP Main Event he was able to finish at 78th place. Later on in the same year 2009, Peter Eastgate was able to finish fifth at the 2010 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
He has thirteen cashes to his name and a total winnings of $11,311,881. At First Place Finishes he was second and has one WSOP bracelet to his name.Tthe ProRank 1 Position for him is at 312.
The last event that he participated in was the NBC National Heads up Championship in which he stood 8th. This was held on March 5, 2010 and the amount that he earned himself for this was $75,000. This was quite a substantial win that came his way.
The nickname that Peter Eastgate has for himself is a Young Danish pro. He has certainly been able to carve out a niche for himself especially at so young an age. He has gone about to become the youngest player to win the Main Event. That is when he went on to beat Phil Hellmuth’s record setting victory at age 24. When Peter Eastgate went on to defeat Ivan Demidov he was able to earn for himself a huge win of $9,152,416.
Peter Eastgate is considered to be a great professional online poker player with great expertise, experience and strategies up his sleeves. He participates in most Internet pro poker games in Denmark and is a force to reckon with.