Peter Eastgate

Nick Name Icegate, Isser
Place of Residence London
Born Odense, Denmark
Birth Date December 13, 1985
WSOP Bracelet(s) 1
Live Tournament Earnings $10,900,000
WSOP Money Finishes 3

220px-Peter_Eastgate_2008Peter Eastgate is one of those players, who entered the poker world at a very young age and marked their name in the history. He spent his childhood in Dalum which is a town in suburbs of Dense, Denmark. He went to Sct. Canute’s Gymnasium, where his friends introduced him to poker. Later on Eastgate enrolled in  Aarhus University to study Economics. But his love for the game made him drop out of the college and he started playing poker full time.

In the beginning of his career Eastgate tried his hand at online poker and after getting success there he started playing in Live Tournaments. The biggest opportunity came his way when he qualified to play in World Series of Poker,2008 while playing online on Ladbrokes Poker website. He participated in the event which was held in Las Vegas as a member of Team Ladbrokes. At the event he did something which made him known world over. He became the youngest player to win a WSOP event. At an age of 22, it was really remarkable.

In the following year, he participated in some other events. But he shocked the entire world when he announced his retirement from the game. He explained his retirement by saying that poker gave him financial independence and he just don’t see himself playing professional poker for the rest of his life. But just after eight months of declaring retirement from the professional poker, Eastgate returned to the professional circuit and started playing again.

 Some of Eastgate’s memorable Achievements 

Year                      Tournament                                               Rank                                  Earnings

2012                   43rd WSOP, Las Vegas                               4th                                     $209,111

2009                     EPT, London                                              2nd                                      $843,734

2009               PokerStars Caribbean Adventure                      1st                                       $343,000

2008                     39th WSOP, Las Vegas                        1st                                       $9,152,416