If winning his first World Series of Poker bracelet wasn’t enough this year, David Peters also scored big cashes in not one but two ARIA high-roller events this weekend. Between his first-place win in the ARIA $50,000 Super High Roller 13 and runner-up finish at the ARIA $25,000 High Roller 51, he took home about $680K and raised his career cashes to $6.7 million.
Only 26 players entered Friday’s $25,000 High Roller 51, but the prize pool was still a whopping $624,000. Dan Smith took early control when play was down to just a few players, but Peters was able to get his stack in over Ben Tollerene and entered the final table as chip leader. Isaac Haxton lost on an A♤, Q♡ against Smith’s K♡, 4♡, which sent him home in fifth making him the last player to miss out on the cash.
Smith then eliminated Keith Lehr in fourth and, just minutes later, Jason Koon in third when he shoved a K, Q over Koon’s K♡, 8♡.
Heads-up play wasn’t a particularly long affair. It took around an hour for Smith to bust Peters, sending the runner-up home with a nice $168,480 consolation prize.
ARIA $25,000 High Roller 51 Results:
Dan Smith – $312,000
David Peters – $168,480
Jason Koon – $93,600
Keith Lehr – $49,920
Saturday saw the weekend’s big prize on the line at the ARIA $50,000 Super High Roller 13. Thirty players made a prize pool of $1,440,000 and only five skilled players would end up in the money.
Peters was still fighting hard when the tournament entered six-handed play, and he managed to eliminate Christian Christner on the bubble. He then entered a raising war with Dan Shak, and Peters’ A, Q was paired on the flop, ousting Shak and h-s pocket sevens in fifth.
Next it was Isaac Haxton who tried a shove over Tom Marchese and, after Erik Seidel got himself into the hand with a call, Haxton was sent away in fourth for $129,600. Marchese shoved all-in against both Peters and Sidel while holding A, 4, and Peters called with a J♤, 2♤. Trips on the turn was enough to beat a pair of fours and Marchese was eliminated in third place.
Seidel and Peters agreed to a chop at the beginning of heads-up. The deal promised Seidel a majority of the money as he was the big stack going into the final two, but the pair was still battling for the $50,000 that would give Peters the edge in the grand scheme. The Ohio-native prevailed and scored $511,970.
ARIA $50,000 Super High Roller 13 Results:
David Peters – $511,970
Erik Seidel – $510,430
Tom Marchese – $201,600
Isaac Haxton – $129,600
Dan Shak – $86,400
Featured photo credit: David Peters, Twitter.
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