Peter Eastgate to Come Out of Retirement
Danish poker star and former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Peter Eastgate has confirmed that he will come of retirement next month in order to take part in NBC’s National Heads-Up Poker Championship.
The reclusive pro had announced his retirement from the game in winter last year but has seemingly been talked into taking one final bow by the shows’ producers as they named him among their confirmed line-up of 64 players.
The seventh edition of the gala poker event will take place at Caesars Palace on 3 March as the all-star roster combine to create a total prize pool of $1.8 million. So far, other confirmed players at the event include last year’s winner Annie Duke, Phil Ivey, Erik Seidel, Doyle Brunson, Daniel Negreanu and world champion John Duhamel.
“We are proud to broadcast the National Heads-Up Poker Championship for a seventh consecutive year for our viewers to see some of the most exciting poker in the world,” said Jon Miller, president of programming for NBC Sports and Versus. “You never know what match-ups you are going to get in heads-up. Every year we are amazed with the outcome of who beats who when the best of the best battle it out.”