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Peter Eastgate

Name
Peter Eastgate
Nickname
Icegate
Country
DenmarkDenmark
City
London, England
Total winnings
$ 11,131,640
Cashes
22
First place Finishes
6

Biography

Peter Eastgate is a Danish professional poker player who currently lives in London, England. He stormed onto the poker scene as an unassuming youngster from Denmark in 2008 to become the youngest ever winner or the WSOP Main Event.

Intro

Eastgate was born in 1985 in Odense, Denmark. He took the poker world by storm in 2008 by winning the most prestigious tournament of them all, the World Series of Poker. He also has the record of placing second at the European Poker Tour Main Event in London in 2009 as well as scoring a couple more money finishes in both WSOP and EPT.

Background

Eastgate picked up poker through friends while a teenager and went on to really excel at the game. He felt he was doing so well with it in fact that he dropped out of college to pursue a full-time career playing poker. Like most young players nowadays, Eastgate began by depositing money into an online poker account. Not really winning and not really losing, Peter got better and better as time progressed. Soon enough, he was moving up in limits and relying on poker to be his sole source of income. It’s rumored that before his big win at the WSOP, Eastgate was a regular player in games with limits up to $200-400. Not bad for a kid barely legal to drink in the United States.

World Series of Poker

Eastgate got to the 2008 WSOP by qualifying online. When play began that year, there’s no doubt that the majority of the poker community had no idea of who Peter Eastgate was. A few days later, that would all change when he became part of the “November Nine” that reached the final table.

After a long break for several months, the final table was played. Things would last over 15 hours before Eastgate emerged victorious over another young and very talented new face, Ivan Demidov. Eastgate's win was good for over $9 million and also landed him a deal with online juggernaut PokerStars.

Peter Eastgate's Top 3 WSOP Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2008$10,000 Main Event1st$9,152,416
2012$1,500 No-Limit Hold'em4th$209,111
2009$10,000 Main Event78th$68,979

European Poker Tour

After he won the WSOP title Eastgate became a regular in some of the biggest tournaments around the world, in hopes to show that his win wasn’t a one-time ordeal. A few months later after the calendar turned its pages to 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, though came a couple of months later when Eastgate finished second to Aaron Gustavson at the EPT London Main Event for more than half a million pounds.

Peter Eastgate's Top 5 EPT Results

YearEventPlacePrize
2009PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $4,800 No-Limit Hold'em1st$343,000
2009London £5,000 Main Event2nd£530,000
2010Deauville €5,000 Main Event8th€70,000
2008London £5,200 Main Event18th£16,313
2010Copenhagen DKK35,000 Main Event22ndDKK80,000

Other Achievements

Tournaments aren’t all that Eastgate does. He can regularly be found in some of the highest limits online playing cash games or on an episode of High Stakes Poker battling it out with other top professionals.

Sponsorship

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 February, 2012 signed with Betfair Poker.

Did you know?

  • In July, 2010 Eastgate made an announcement saying he was leaving poker for good. However, he returned to the tables just eight months later and continued playing live and online tournaments and cash games.
  • In November, 2010 Eastgate sold his WSOP bracelet in an online auction for $147,500, and donated the money to charity.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2013 International Stadiums Poker Tour Wembley Stadium
€3,000 Main Event80th€3,000
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em4th$209,111
EPT Berlin
€ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event95th€10,000
NBC National Heads-Up Championship 2010
$ 20,000 No Limit Hold'em5th$75,000
EPT Copenhagen
DKr 35,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event22nd80,000 DKR
2010 Deep Stack Extravaganza
$ 25,000 Invitational High Roller Bounty Shootout7th$85,000
EPT Deauville
€ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event8th€70,000
APPT - Sydney
APPT Tournament of Champions9th
PokerStars Baltic Festival
€ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em23rd€2,455
EPT London
£ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event2nd£530,000
2009 World Series Of Poker - Europe
Caesars Cup - Europe vs USA1st
2009 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em78th$68,979
Champions Invitational9th
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 4,800 No Limit Hold'em1st$343,000
$ 9,700 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event84th$17,500
PartyPoker.com Premier League Poker III
$ 75,000 No Limit Hold'em - Final6th$30,000
Heat 121st$20,000
Heat 94th$6,000
Heat 81st$20,000
Heat 51st$20,000
Heat 46th
Heat 1 2nd$12,000
2008 European Poker Championships
£ 5,200 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em18th£16,313
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em1st$9,152,416
EPT Scandinavian Open
DKr 47,750 EPT Scandinavian Open32nd84,346 DKR
Poker Million VI
Heat 73rd
2007 Paddy Power Irish Open
€ 3,300 The Irish Open - No Limit Holdem Freezeout9th€35,000
Poker Million V
Heat 32nd
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