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PETER EASTGATE

PETER EASTGATE, 22 ODENSE, DENMARK POSITION 4: $18,375,000

BACKGROUND

• Eastgate is respected as an online player, but he has claimed two live tournament cashes in the past two years, winning more than $76,000. His best finish was ninth at the Irish Open in 2007.

• Eastgate is the youngest player at the final table. If he wins, he will break Phil Hellmuth’s nearly 20-year record as the youngest World Series of Poker main event champion.

GETTING TO THE WSOP

Eastgate paid cash for his $10,000 entry fee.

PREPARING FOR FINAL TABLE

Eastgate finished 18th in October at the 2008 European Poker Championship in London. He said he is getting ready for the main event by, “being the usual me and trying to gather as much information about the other players as possible by seeing the ESPN tapes and other stuff.”

TOUGHEST OPPONENT

“They are all good players and each of them have the game to go all the way, but there is no one in particular I fear.”

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ESPN POKER ANALYST NORM CHAD:

“Ah, to be young, fearless and playing for $9.1 million. In Europe, the poker community talks about überaggressive Scandinavian players like Eastgate. He is calm and icy at the table as he continues to shove big bets into the middle. Like many online young guns, his modus operandi is to keep putting opponents to tough decisions for most of their chips. Pressure, pressure, pressure. It seems to work.”

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