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  1-Nov-12, 13:51   #1
Peter Eastgate 0 
Joined: Apr '11
Location: Romania
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He's won the Main Event, retired from poker, made a triumphant return but Peter Eastgate is still not happy.

While he might be living the life many poker players dream of, the Danish player admitted his achievements haven’t necessarily been the best thing for him.

In PokerListings' Danish podcast, Peter admitted that his bankroll-boosting win has given him a "false sense of security" - something which has caused him to become lazy.

Now living in London, Eastgate is struggling to motivate himself and implied that things might be better if he lost all his money so he was forced to do something for himself.

However, it's not all doom and gloom in Eastgate's world as he's currently practicing yoga and planning to study physiotherapy in the near future.

  1-Nov-12, 15:49   #2

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lol laughed at bit here...if he feels not happy about his "bankroll-boosting" win, then he just go to nosebleeds & i'm sure that after a few months of action he will feel very happy again Big Smile i believe a lot of mobster over here would be more than happy to "take the pain away" from peter, ship the money here dude Big Smile

  2-Nov-12, 08:53   #3

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He won a lot of money at a very young age, so it's not that surprising that he has had trouble handling it. I think if you handed me that much money when I was 21 the results for me wouldn't have been that great either. Hopefully he doesn't end up in a few years burnt out, broke and doing something stupid, like robbing a convenience store for a few hundred dollars.

  2-Nov-12, 09:05   #4

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This topic give me some thinking about retirement in poker. What do you think - what will poker player do after they retire? What will they do with their cash? Invest it? Run own business? Or maybe spend all for parties, alcohol and narcotics?

  2-Nov-12, 12:01   #5

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It’s impressive how a young man as Peter Eastgate got the notion of what was happening to him. This is why I keep telling my friends that winning Euromillions wouldn’t be a reason to stop working, leaving the daily job and go on life vacations. One has to keep his mind occupied, and a regular job is the best way to do it. Of course one didn’t have to keep with a hard job if it was the case, but one would et his own job, his own company, buy some houses and stores and manage them. Eastgate realized he was missing the meaning of life and is now trying to recover it. If you get what you want what will you do next? There’s always a new thing, one should always define as the next objective, the game of life won’t end until we disappear.

  2-Nov-12, 12:34   #6

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oh i feel sooo sorry for him Tongue winning all that money must be such a terrible thing. im glad im not that successful. would hate to be stuck with all that money in my bank Confused

good news about the physiotherapy training tho. my back is killing me, i might give him a call Big Smile

  2-Nov-12, 15:00   #7
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It's good that he thinks poker it's just a way of fun and making money in the same time and also admitting that living out of poker it's pretty stressful...

It's pretty interesting what he wants to study, maybe he will make a more documented on poker and how you can relax better Smile

  2-Nov-12, 16:00   #8
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eastgate admitted that he lost a lot of his money in 2010 by betting large sums on the FIFA World cup.
I think that his problem is/was that he won that much money at such a young age and that he lost his "feeling"for the worth of so much money.
In an older interview he said that it's all just looking like numbers for him and that it's just doesnt feel right.

Hard to understand for common people but I think that it is the same thing as it was with gregg merson who also admitted to felt into "the luxur,fast life" of a young, succecsful, poker player which lead to his cocaine/drug addiction

  2-Nov-12, 22:12   #9
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How many people would love not to be motivated like him Smile
When you get such an amount you pretty much have many choices.
So he can go from boredom to pretty extreme in a snap.
Some people and their problems

  3-Nov-12, 01:54   #10

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I would think going to school for something of interest would be great. Especially with it being paid for up front and being able to study without the pressure of holding down a job at the same time. I know if something would happen to where I would win a large sum of money I would enjoy going back to schoold for radiology, but in the medical field instead of industrial like I do now. And it's hard working, raising your family and going to school part time so he should find some comfort in his schooling.

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