Ready to Play Big

“I’m prepared to lose a lot of money”

by , Dec 21, 2008 | 4:07 pm

Worthy opponent or dead money? The youngest WSOP main event champ in history.

Caught up with Peter Eastgate, 23, as he scoped out the $400/$800 NLH action at the Golden Nugget yesterday … The reigning WSOP champ goes into today’s HSP game down $100k — if you consider the results of a warm-up session at Bellagio (against Daniel Alaei and Bryn Kenney) part of the same trip — and speaks about what it’s like to play with a freshly inflated bankroll against more experienced players in bigger games than you’re used to.

Curiously enough, the guy he really fears at this table is the only dude younger than he is — 22-year-old (Fort Worthian?) Tom Dwan, aka durrr.

Peter Eastgate, Las Vegas

2 Comments to “Ready to Play Big ”

  1. Victor A

    Nice! Thanks a lot for this.

  2. poker lover

    Yea, awesome interview. His performance during the WSOP was really something for the record books, not just because of how young he was, but the way he won.