– General Introduction –
David Peters was born on 16th April 1987 in Toledo, Ohio. He still lives in his hometown.
In his life as a high roller poker pro he travels the world as a nomad to play the game he loves and explore new places. He lives a fairly private life and his quiet demeanor, combined with his incredible poker skills, earned him the nickname “silent assassin”.
Peters has earned himself the GPI Player of the Year title in 2016 and achieving this a second time is a big goal for him.
Online, he plays under the screen names “dpeters17” on PokerStars and “Davidp18” on the now defunct poker site Full Tilt Poker. Across those two accounts, he’s amassed over $6.5 million in online MTT cashes.
His lifetime live tournament earnings exceed $33 million, as of the time of writing this. He is a 2-time WSOP gold bracelet winner and has a WSOP Circuit ring as well.
– Key Career Dates –
- 2004: He starts playing freeroll tournaments online.
- 2016: He finishes second in the $200,000 Triton Super High Roller in the Philippines for $2,699,752. That the biggest single live tournament cash of his career to date.
- 2016: He wins his first WSOP gold bracelet after finishing first in the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $412,557.
- 2018: He finishes second in the $25,000 WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) 8-Max High Roller for $561,904 on PokerStars. That is the biggest single online tournament cash of his career to date.
- 2018: He finishes second in the €100,000 Super High Roller at the WSOP Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic for €1,621,960.
- 2020: He wins his second WSOP gold bracelet after finishing first in the $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship Online event for $360,480.
– David Peter’s Career –
– Beginnings –
Peters says he taught himself poker in 2004 after having witnessed the Moneymaker boom. He played a few freerolls and after winning one for $600, his career was kicked off.
Since 2006 he has been a regular participant in big buy-in tournaments in the US and the world.
– Live Tournaments –
Peters has $33.738 million in live tournament earnings, according to his Hendon page. That impressive sum is the product of cashes in 261 different live events over the course of 14 years. He’s currently in the top 10 on Hendon’s famous All Time Money List.
The first recorded result on his profile is from December 2006. He came in 7th in the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event at the Ongame Network Poker Classic in Barcelona, Spain for $56,549. The first time he made a live score for over $100K was in August 2008. He took down the $1,500 Main Event at the Heartland Poker Tour in Mt. Pleasant, MI for $130,178.
He won a WSOP Circuit ring in 2008, taking down the $1,060 NLHE event at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas for $86,908.
2016 was the true breakout year for Peters, which not only did it earn him $7.5 million in winnings, but also the GPI Player of the Year title.
His biggest live tournament score to date is also from that year. In January 2016, he finished 2nd in the $200,000 NLHE event at the Triton Super High Roller Series in the Phillippines for $2.7 million. He lost the heads-up battle for the title to the German poker superstar Fedor Holz, also on a heater of his own in 2016.
In November 2018, Peters took 3rd place in the $250,000 No Limit Hold’em – Super High Roller Championships event at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party in the Bahamas for $1.420 million, In February 2019, he took down the $100K Main Event at the US Poker Open back at the Aria in Vegas for $1.238 million.
– World Series of Poker –
David Peters has won two WSOP gold bracelets so far.
In 2016, his standout year, he took down the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $412,557.
In summer 2020, when the coronavirus pandemic forced all World Series events to be played online, Peters captured his second title for the WSOP Online event #54: $10,000 Heads Up No Limit Hold’em Championship. He defeated the hard hitting Aussie aggro pro Michael Addamo to capture his second WSOP gold bracelet, $360,480, and a $ 15,000 WSOP Europe Package.
In 2018, he came very close to capturing another bracelet for himself. At the WSOP Europe in Rozvadov, Czech Republic he finished 2nd in the €100,000 King’s Super High Roller event for €1.622 million. That is his biggest WSOP cash so far.
He has another runner-up finish. Back in 2010, he came in second in the $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $350,803.
He also made two ITM finishes in the WSOP Main Event. In 2010, he finished 136th for $57,102; and in 2012, he finished 399th for $28,530.
Overall, Peters has cashed in 61 World Series events for a total of $4.211 million combined.
– Live Cash Games –
David Peters has always focused on tournaments over cash games in his poker career, both live and online. Therefore, it’s not surprising that he hasn’t appeared on any TV shows or online live streams where he played live cash in front of an audience.
– Online Poker –
Peters plays under the screen names “dpeters17” on PokerStars and “Davidp18” on the now defunct poker site Full Tilt Poker. On Stars, he collected $5.096 million in MTT cashes; while on Full Tilt, he collected an additional $1.496 million. Over the two sites, his career MTT earnings is at an impressive $6.592 million.
The first recorded online tournament score on his PocketFives profile is from September 2006 – and it was a victory right off the bat! He won a $33 NLHE tourney on PokerStars for $12,360.
In September 2014, he won his first and – so far – only WCOOP (World Championship of Online Poker) title on PokerStars. In October 2016, Peters beat a giant 5,041-player field to win Stars’ famous weekly $109 NLHE tournament, the Sunday Million. He pocketed no less than $143,505 for that victory.
His biggest online tournament score to date is from September 2018. He made a runner-up finish in the $25,000 NLHE High Roller 8-Max event at the WCOOP and won $561,904.
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