On June 10, David Peters won the seventh event of the U.S. Poker Open high roller series 2021, defeating a field of 99 players. After 3 days, the 34-year-old Peters was back in the winner’s circle, as the winner of event number ten.
This was Peters’ 35th tournament victory. With this triumph, the winner of two WSOP bracelets and the reigning USPO champion has amassed over $35.5 million in lifetime tournament earnings. Consequently, he currently ranks sixth on the all-time money list in poker.
Since the beginning of the series in 2018, Peters has won four USPO titles. Only Stephen Chidwick, the 2018 USPO champion, has won as many tournaments at this specific series. As the winner of this tournament, Peters received 124 USPO rating points.
This was the poker star’s third cash of the season, and he currently is in the second position in the race for points, with only Imsirovic ahead of him who has cashed five times with four top-four finishes and one triumph. The Golden Eagle Trophy and $50,000 in additional prize money are now up for grabs in the last two tournaments.
Peters also received 124 ranking points for the PokerGO Tour’s debut race. On that ranking, he is presently in 18th position.
With only four players remained, the final day of the tournament started with Peters holding about two-thirds of the chips in play.
The flop was a nine, giving Peters a commanding lead that he never surrendered, and Kysar was eliminated in the fourth position with $27,000. This was Kysar’s first live competition score in the five-figure range.
The next player to lose was Cary Katz. Katz was able to double up after getting bits and pieces, but he quickly ran out of chips. Katz came in the third position taking home $43,200 and was eliminated. Katz finished on the final table for the seventh time this year, and his third time at the USPO. Peters entered an adrenalin-high game with Imsirovic with a chip advantage of more than 3.5:1.
Peters went into the tank but finally decided to call Imsirovic’s bluff and win the pot and the title.