In November 2008, Peter Eastgate became the youngest ever WSOP Main Event champion. The 22-year-old Dane defeated Russian Ivan Demidov heads-up to win the prestigious title and over $9 million in prize money.
Peter Eastgate is yet another of poker's "young guns," players who proved to be Internet prodigies, amassing huge bankrolls online at a young age.
Although Eastgate specializes in short handed no limit hold'em games and high stakes heads up cash games online, he has a few live tournament cashes to his credit as well.
Eastgate finished 9th in the 3,300 Euro no limit hold'em event at the Irish Open in 2007 and took 32nd at the European Poker Tour Scandinavian Open's 47,750 Kroner event. He paid full entry into the main event at this year's World Series of Poker main event, which clearly proved to be a prudent decision.
In 2010, Peter Eastgate sold his WSOP bracelet on eBay and donated the money to charity.
Facts about Peter Eastgate
November 2008, Las Vegas, United States
39th World Series of Poker (WSOP) - $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event