David Peters Adds Another Title to Resume With Win in $5,000 No Limit Hold’em

2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open 
Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino 
Hollywood, Florida
Event 13
$5,000 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Entries: 61 
Prize Pool: $289,750 
November 27, 2017 

David Peters (center) and his supporters

In the poker world, David Peters doesn’t have much left to prove in the poker world. He’s one of the most accomplished poker players on the planet with over $18 million in tournament earnings and crushes the biggest buy-in tournaments on the planet.

In the early hours of Tuesday morning, Peters added another trophy to his already crowded trophy case. After battling heads-up with Scott Wright for several hours, the Ohio native defeated a 61-entry field in the $5,000 no limit hold’em event to add another $104,309 to his career earnings.

The heads-up match saw countless lead changes and it was one of the more exciting battles of the 2017 Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open.

“It was crazy,” said Peters about the heads-up match. “I had him all in so many different times, but he just wouldn’t die. We kept going back and forth. It was a battle for sure. It feels good to win.”

Peters makes his living on the felt, playing mostly other top pros. Wright on the other hand, makes his living as a financial adviser. Some of Wright’s unorthodox plays at the table put Peters in some uncomfortable situations.

“Sometimes he would throw out some very large bets,” said Peters. “There was a couple times where there were some tough spots because I didn’t have much room to maneuver. But it worked out.”

He earned a six-figure score today in this event, but he’s still alive in the $3,500 no limit hold’em championship event with 18 players remaining. After Day 3 ended with two tables remaining, he late registered this event and took it down.

“It was nice that we finished at like 4 o’clock,” said Peters about the championship event. “That never happens. It allowed me to hop in this.”

The 30-year-old poker pro heads into the penultimate day of the championship with 15 big blinds and the shortest remaining stack, but now he’s riding a hot streak heading into Tuesday’s action.

“It feels great and it’s less stressful going into tomorrow, I guess,” said Peters. “I would feel better now if I don’t happen to win it. It feels great having some momentum coming into tomorrow.”


1st: David Peters – $104,309
2nd: Scott Wright – $61,282
3rd: Gediminas Uselis – $38,392
4th: Alexander Timman – $26,078
5th: Nick Schwarmann – $20,283
6th: Paul Domb – $15,936
7th: Pete Walsworth – $13,039
8th: Ray Qartomy – $10,431