2008 World Series: Peter Eastgate


At just 22-years-old, Peter Eastgate is the youngest member of the November Nine and has his sights set firmly on the record books as well as the $9 million first prize. Eastgate is the second player from Denmark to make the final table of the World Series Main Event in as many years, bt more impressively Eastgate could supplant Phil Hellmuth as the youngest world champion of all time. Eastgate enters the final table fourth in chips with 18,375,000, but is known to be ultra-aggressive and he will look to pressure the chip-leaders while and bully the short stacks.

Eastgate, from Odense, began his poker career on PokerStars after graduating from high school, and has been playing professionally ever since. Despite not being a regular live player, he has already scored some impressive results on the live tournament scene, including a cash at the PokerStars EPT Copenhagen and a final table appearance at the Irish Poker Open in 2007.

He says that if wins the top prize, he will invest the money instead of splurging on expensive luxury purchases or living a crazy life. Outside of poker, Eastgate likes playing and watching sports, especially soccer.

Eastgate enters final table play 18,375,000 in chips.

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