Peter Eastgate, born on December 13th, 1985 is a professional poker player from Denmark. He shot to fame and success when he won the main event of the World Series of Poker, 2008. The biggest achievement he had was that he was also the youngest player to have won the World Series of Poker tournament. However in the year 2009, Joe Cada beat his record and became the youngest player till date to win the World Series of Poker Tournament. Peter was born in Dalum in Denmark.
Peter Eastgate made it to the main event as a part of the Lad Brooks team. He had won a competition at the Lad brooks website and went on to playing at the World Series of Poker main event. His total amount of chips up on reaching the final table was around 18 million and he was the fourth largest just behind Scott Montgomery. Peter East Gate and Demidov went to the final with each having chips worth 120 million and 16 million respectively. He finally won the game after a prolonged 274 hands when Demidov went all in at a hand. His luck for the 2009 World Series of Poker was not that great as he was eliminated on the 6th day itself at the 78th place. He was beaten to a flush which was made at the river rendering him extremely unlucky.
Peter Eastgate had also participated and won other Poker Tournaments as well prior to the World Series of Poker in 2008. He played the European Poker tour event which was held in Copenhagen and went on to making a money finish. At the Irish Open he managed to reach the final table where he eventually lost. However he had the biggest win in the tournament with a total of 46,714 dollars.
Peter Eastgate was smart enough to know what to do with the money he won from the World Series of Poker. Instead of blowing it up wildly, he cashed it into the European Poker Tour and eventually won a total of three hundred and forty three thousand dollars there as well. The reason behind his moves, decisions and success was that Peter always had an aim to become independent at a very young age. In July 2010, however Peter Eastgate decided to take a break from Poker.