Peter Eastgate - PokerStars Six Man
Born 1985 in Denmark, Peter Eastgate is probably best known for being the youngest winner of the 2008 WSOP Main Event.
How Peter Found and Succeeded in Poker
Probably not the first one to have discovered poker this way, Peter discovered the game at his high school in Denmark, the Gymnasium. While he did think he wanted a regular career, he dropped out of university, quitting his finance studies and decided instead to take a gamble and become a professional, full time poker player. Perhaps it wasn’t such a gamble after all since he soon after went to Las Vegas as part of Team Ladbrokes where he reached the final table. He did exceedingly well. In 2008 he got to the World Series of Poker (WSOP) heads-up stage, winning a total of 120.4 million in chips. After a crazy poker marathon that endured 15 hours and 28 minutes, Eastgate came out with the first prize of $9,152,416. He took away Phil Hellmuth’s world record of being the youngest ever WSOP winner since he was 24 at the time, and Eastgate was 22.
PokerStars for Peter
Before he went to Vegas though, Peter had a whole other poker life. After high school (which he graduated) he began playing online at PokerStars. He did pretty well on the live tournament scene even though he wasn’t a regular live player. He made the final table of the Irish Poker Open in 2007 and he had other such wins, but it was in Vegas that he really shone. He became known as the PokerStars Six man and was a betting favorite for November’s final table. He fought long and hard but ultimately got what he deserved for his skill – a real treat – the bracelet along with over 9 million dollars in cash. Today, Peter Eastgate is won of the highest earning players in the history of poker playing, reaching 11th on the all time money list.
Peter – Young Enough to Enjoy His Poker Success
It is true that Peter Eastgate has made a ton of money in his still short life. But he is not a young, arrogant fool. Peter firmly believes in wise money management and insists he will not be spending all his poker win cash at once. Despite the fact that he is a multi-millionaire, Peter intends to invest this money for his future. While he probably has many years of successful poker playing and winning ahead of him, Peter Eastgate doesn’t want to take the risk of blowing all his money all at once. He could retire now given the money he’s made, but that’s not what he wants to do either. So we’ll keep following Peter Eastgate and see where he leads us!