5 place - Peter Eastgate (Denmark) — WSOP Main Event 2008 — $9 152 416
5 place - Peter Eastgate
Peter Eastgate, quickly burst into the poker elite, was a 22-year-old when he won the WSOP Main Event. A young man from the tiny Danish town of Odense became addicted to hold'em during his school years. At first, Peter wanted to connect his life with the economy, but fate or Lady Luck intervened, and Eastgate chose a professional poker career.
Everything in Peter's life changed 2008 year, which brought him more $46,3 thousand, won in card tournaments. If not for this money, Eastgate Couldn't Pay Buy-In To Win WSOP Main Event! In the final of the tournament, Peter beat Russian Ivan Demidov and received $9 152 416 prize money.
After this absolutely unexpected triumph for him, Eastgate continued to play well and traveled a lot around the world.. Now the Dane took a break and decided to rethink life again and, may be, start from scratch.