February 10th, 2011 5:59 pm EST
Peter Eastgate Will End His Hiatus At EPT Copenhagen Later This Month
Last year, 2008 World Series of Poker main event champion Peter Eastgate surprised many by announcing that he was "taking a break" from poker.
Eastgate, who made his announcement just before the start of the 2010 WSOP main event, said that he had lost his motivation for playing "high-level poker" and would be using the time away from the game to discover himself.
A few months later, Eastgate auctioned his WSOP main event bracelet off for charity, leading many to believe that he was permanently done with the game of poker.
Earlier this week, a press release was circulated that included the names of a few of the players who would be participating in the 2011 NBC National Heads Up Poker Championship. One of those names was Peter Eastgate.
Eastgate made his return official earlier today, announcing via this post on Pokerstarsblog.com that he would be making his comeback at the EPT Copenhagen later this month.
Eastgate said that he spent the last 8 months figuring out who he is and reconnecting with friends and family, and that he is now ready to return to the poker world.
Eastgate said in his statement that he will be sponsored by Pokerstars in both the EPT Copenhagen and NBC Heads Up Championship.
Peter Eastgate currently has $10,904,211 in total lifetime tournament cashes, which puts him in 11th place on the all-time money list.
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