In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee digs into his extensive podcast archive to interview 2008 WSOP Main Event champion, Peter Eastgate. Originally an interview for the show’s 11th anniversary, Peter discusses his WSOP victory during the Inaugural November Nine. Peter also talks about stepping away from poker, selling his WSOP Main Event bracelet for charity and his current day to day lifestyle.
Just a mere 7 months ago, Peter Eastgate, the 2008 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion, stunned the poker world when he declared that he was retiring from poker. Shortly thereafter, as if to emphasize that he was serious about his retirement, Eastgate put his WSOP bracelet up for auction, donating the approximately $150,000 in proceeds to UNICEF, a very generous, benevolent, and highly commendable act. Lo and behold, a mere few months since then and Eastgate goes ahead and publicly announces his return to poker.
As the CardPlayerLifeStyle poker blog reported back in July, 2008 WSOP Main Event champion Peter Eastgate no longer wants to be a part of the poker world. Having made his fortune (over $9 million) in poker, Eastgate cited lost interest in the game and wishes to move on to other pursuits.
In a stunning announcement, 24-year-old Peter Eastgate has told the world he’s had enough of poker. After winning what’s considered to be poker’s highest honor and over $9 million in prize money a mere 2 years ago, the Danish former World Champion is throwing in the towel, as it were.