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Peter Eastgate Gets Hot at the Right Times to Win a World Championship

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Aug 24, 2011


The 2008 World Series of Poker $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event attracted a field of 6,844 players, which was up slightly from the year before. The prize pool stood north of $64 million, with $9,152,416 going to the winner. The field played down over the first half of July, and then play was halted when the final nine were determined — set to resume Nov. 9. The time off proved to be a big advantage for Ivan Demidov, who cashed in third place at the World Series of Poker Europe main-event final table in October. He came into the November final table widely regarded as the favorite in second chip-position. Few people expected that Danish player Peter Eastgate would take home the top prize, as he quietly entered the final table in fourth chip-position. Still, he had a lot of ammo to work with, holding 18,375,000, but many eyes were ...

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