2016 WSOP Event 56
David Peters (29) has a long list of live tournament and online high stakes accomplishments on his cv and over $12 million in career earnings, yet a WSOP bracelet has eluded him until this week, when he bested a field of 1,860 to win $412,557 and his first WSOP jewellery in the $1,500 buy-in NLHE competition.
It was far from his biggest win – Our readers may recall that that distinction goes to the $2.3 million second place finish he achieved in the 2016 WPTN $200,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Triton Super High Roller in the Philippines.
Its been a good week for Peters – the day before his NLHE contest started he bagged a $393,120 win in the $25,000 buy-in High Roller tournament at The Aria!
Hes cashed on 38 occasions at WSOP and achieved six final tables over the years, so a bracelet was long overdue.
Peters entered the final table second in chips, but quickly accelerated the pace, eliminating two players and taking the lead right through to the three-handed stage, where he eliminated Matt Affleck at third for $184,456, going on to take a 3 to 1 advantage into the heads up against Irish pro Cathal Shine.
The finale came just a dozen hands later as Peters dismissed the Irishman without really breaking a sweat, urged on by a noisy group of railbird supporters as Shine headed off to collect his second placing prize of $254,890
Other final table cashes included:
Muhammad Abdel-Rahim – $134,845
Zachary Okin – $99,592
Brendan Sheehan – $74,321
Takuya Suzuki – $56,044
Kilian Kramer – $42,711
David Patterson – $32,900