Peter Eastgate is a professional poker player who was born and raised in Dalum, a small suburb of Odense, Denmark.
Eastgate went to Sct. Canute's Gymnasium where a few of his friends introduced him to poker. Peter quickly began to hustle his friends' money from them pretty quick and he soon fell in love with the game. He later attended Aarhus University where he planned to study and get a degree in economics.
Like many others Peter Eastgate later decided to drop out of school and become a professional poker player which has worked out much better for him.
Peter Eastgate and the World Series of Poker
Eastgate is best known for his Gold Bracelet in 2008 when he took down the World Series of Poker main event. Eastgate was only 22 when he did this and surpassed Phil Hellmuth for his title of youngest World Series of Poker main event winner.
With just this tournament victory alone Eastgate received an incredible that instantly made him a millionaire many times over!
His total winnings in live poker events reach over $10,900,000 which Eastgate has earned with his immaculate poker skills. Eastgate reached this in only a couple live tournaments with luck and talent on his side.
Peter Eastgate and online poker
Eastgate originally deposited to an online poker room and played for a year without winning any real cash. One thing that Peter Eastgate had going for him was that he broke even instead of busting his bankroll. It was this long period of casual play that made him realize he needed to study the game more and start stepping it up when on the tables.
Eastgate then began to read poker forums, poker strategy articles, watch poker videos, and also get a small deal of coaching. This helped him rise to the legend on the tables that he is now. After taking the time to study the game Eastgate instantly began winning more money and then started to own the bankroll of a serious player.
Right now you will find Peter Eastgate playing some of the highest limit no limit hold'em games online playing against some of the top competitors around at PokerStars.
His main game that he likes to play is short-handed and heads up $200/$400 no limit hold'em. This is the same game he won his World Series of Poker bracelet at and is by far his strongest game.
So how was Eastgate able to sky rocket his poker career in only a few short years?
Well, Peter Eastgate started playing in 2005 when he played for a year breaking even. Eastgate knew he wasn't putting himself fully into the game because he was also going to school to try to earn a degree in economics. Poker seemed more up his ally and he decided to drop studying economics and started studying the dynamics of poker.
With hard work and dedication Eastgate has become one of the wealthiest poker players in the world in just a few short years. Every poker player can really learn something from the hard work and dedication of Peter Eastgate.
Peter is a member of the Pokerstars Team and only plays online poker at pokerstars, under the screen name 'PeterEastgate'.
Note that Peter retired from professional poker in 2010. He even auctioned his bracelet on ebay for a charitable donation. But this was a short retirement as he decided to come back in February 2011. After all, why waste such a talent?
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