Only 22 years old, Peter Eastgate emerged victorious from a field of 6,844 players in this year’s World Series of Poker. The tournament final table came down to the 9 players remaining after 11 days of play back in July. Eastgate is two years younger than the previous youngest champion, Phil Hellmuth, who had won the WSOP at age 24 back in 1989.
Eastgate won a final post of $9.1 million dollars which sounds like a lot of money, doesn’t it? Unfortunately for him, the Danish tax system will only leave him with $2.5 million. He did move to London in an attempt to be covered by the more favorable British taxes but it is doubtful that he will be successful. If the Danish government gets its way, the second and third place winners in the tournament will both take home more money than Eastgate.