WSOP Main Event Winners
Winners of the WSOP Main Event
2008 Winner Peter Eastgate
The 2008 winner of the WSOP was Danish Peter Eastgate. Eastgate walked with $9,152,416 in prize money away after eliminating Russian runner up, Ivan Demidov. The 2008 WSOP had the second largest prize pool, after the WSOP of 2006 which was won by Jamie Gold.
At age 22 years, 10 months, and 28 days, Peter Eastgate was the youngest WSOP winner ever.
The World Series of Poker Main Event of 2008 had four first days, with the first one being was held on July 3rd. The final table was delayed until November 9th, which was exactly 117 days later than the final table players were determined on day 7 of the Main Event. Nine players made it to the WSOP final, which took 278 hands to complete. Each of the final nine players were guaranteed with a payout of $900,670.
|2001||Juan Carlos Mortensen||$1,500,000||KcQc|
|1989||Phil Hellmuth Jr.||$755,000||9s9c|
|1975||Brian "Sailor" Roberts||$210,000||9h9s|
|1973||Walter "Puggy" Pearson||$130,000||As7s|
|1972||Thomas "Amarillo Slim" Preston||$80,000||KJ|
|1970||Johnny Moss||Silver Cup||-|