The Bernard Lee Poker Show (3/3/20): Peter Eastgate, 2008 WSOP Main Event champion

By Bernard Lee
March 08, 2020

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.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be the 2008 WSOP Main Event champion, Peter Eastgate.
3:09Shiva Dudani captured the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Horseshoe Hammond, outside the Chicago area. He outlasted a field of 989 entries and took home his second WSOP Circuit ring and $258,078.
3:50Matt Riffel won the RunGood Poker Series Main Event at the Downstream Casino in Quapaw, Oklahoma.  He beat a field of 383 entries and took home the RGPS ring and $35,333.
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5:54Bernard welcomes Peter Eastgate to the show.
6:57Peter joins the show.
7:05Peter reminisces about capturing the 2008 WSOP Main Event, which was the first year of the November Nine.
11:32Peter remembers playing the 2008 WSOP final table, including being nervous and seeing other members of November Nine at tournaments prior to playing the WSOP Main Event final table.
15:25Peter discusses bringing friends and family to final table and originally opposed to bringing his parents, but they eventually came.
18:53Peter reveals that 5th place was the minimum place he targeted and was part of his strategy entering the final table.
19:28Peter discusses the final table play and how it played out smoothly for him.
22:26Peter remembers the moment he won the 2008 WSOP Main Event and how he handled himself after he became the champion.
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26:50Bernard continues his interview with 2008 WSOP Main Event champion, Peter Eastgate.
27:51Peter discusses how he enjoyed his life was the year after he won.
29:14Peter admits that he began sports betting a lot in 2009 and losing significant money.  This led to his leaving the world of poker, especially the casinos.
33:34Peter plays poker very seldom right now.
35:51Peter discusses what he does currently as he lives back in Denmark.
38:52Peter talks about auctioning off his WSOP Main Event bracelet for UNICEF and the public’s reaction.
44:52Peter discusses how he would like to be remembered and respected on and off the felt
48:03Peter describes his daily routine.


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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]


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