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Old 08-07-2009, 04:59 PM   #1
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Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

Does anyone else that knows autistic people or works around them, like me, think Peter Eastgate is possibly mildly autistic, possibly aspbergers? I've only seen him on HSP and ESPNs coverage, but it seems like he might be. He's got the vacant affect that would be easy to mistake for a "poker face."
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:00 PM   #2
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:01 PM   #3
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

confirmd, eastgate is def retarded!

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:02 PM   #4
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

I don't know why people are cracking jokes, he confirmed in an interview that he is mildly autistic, I'll see if I can dig up a link
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:03 PM   #5
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

To be honest, its pretty awesome that a mildly autistic person can be making an income playing poker.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:07 PM   #6
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

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To be honest, its pretty awesome that a mildly autistic person can be making an income playing poker.
[ ] statement makes sense?

do you know what autism is and the variant degrees of the condition? not every autistic person is RainMan.
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:08 PM   #7
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

he showed considerable class at the ME FT, which is more than can be said of your typical ignorant boorish yank

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:11 PM   #8
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

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I don't know why people are cracking jokes, he confirmed in an interview that he is mildly autistic, I'll see if I can dig up a link
I wanna see that link
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:18 PM   #9
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he showed considerable class at the ME FT, which is more than can be said of your typical ignorant boorish yank
this xD

also to the guy who said that its amazing he is a pro - autistic people are generally very good at maths etc
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:26 PM   #10
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:29 PM   #11
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

Where is Bill Frist these days - maybe he can watch a ME replay and diagnose Eastgate?
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:34 PM   #12
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

Autistic people couldn't possibly be good at the pokahs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAfaM_CBvP8

Autism FTW
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:54 PM   #13
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

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Old 08-07-2009, 05:57 PM   #14
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

quiet introverted individuals are autistic nowadays?
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Old 08-07-2009, 05:58 PM   #15
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

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Autistic people couldn't possibly be good at the pokahs.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAfaM_CBvP8

Autism FTW
i would kill (kitten) for memory like his. it just sits infront of his eyes all the time? for how long can he remember all details and stuff? can he switch let's say from Rome to London at any time and draw those paintings again?

i read that Stu Ungar could memorize 3 decks of cards, how many this guy could memorize?
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:00 PM   #16
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

fwiw - this is one of the best documentaries I've ever seen, focuses on a musical savant. worth a look. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kwjD...4D379F&index=0
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:02 PM   #17
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i read that Stu Ungar could memorize 3 decks of cards, how many this guy could memorize?
" In 1977 he was bet $100,000 by Bob Stupak, an owner and designer of casinos, that he could not count down a six deck shoe and determine what the final card in the shoe was. Ungar won the bet."
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:05 PM   #18
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?




In all actuality, a mildly autistic person, or one that falls under the spectrum (ie: aspergers) could do remarkably well playing teh Pokerz. As was mentioned before, not everyone with Autism is Rain Man. While there are autistic ppl out there that cant tie their own shoes, but know pi to the three thousandths decimal, there are also many that have IQ's in the normal range, yet still have a slight special ability, whether it be in math, or music, or memory. Kinda like Heros.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:08 PM   #19
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

He does seem a bit "off."
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:14 PM   #20
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Re: Is Peter Eastgate Autistic?

i do not think he is artistic....he does seem a bit off...but definitely not artistic
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:15 PM   #21
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i do not think he is artistic....he does seem a bit off...but definitely not artistic
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:17 PM   #22
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People with Asperger's tend to focus intensely on one activity and more often than not become highly proficient at it.
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:19 PM   #23
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:22 PM   #24
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Old 08-07-2009, 06:27 PM   #25
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