David Peters has done it again. In the early morning hours of April 27 the 36-year-old poker pro emerged victorious in 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $50,000 buy-in super high roller event, earning $328,527 and his 41st recorded poker title.
With over $45.6 million in total tournament earnings, the four-times World Series of Poker the bracelet winner now sits in fifth place on poker’s all-time cashes list. It follows only Justin Bonomo ($62.5 million), Bryn Kenny ($57.9 million), Daniel Negreanu ($49.9 million) and Stephen Chidwick ($47.6 million).
This was Peters’ first title and sixth place at the final table this year. With 1,240 Card player Player of the Year points accumulated in 2023, now sits 94th overall POY extension ranking presented by Global Poker.
A total of 18 entries showed up at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood for this nosebleed-toe affair, building up an $873,000 prize pool that was paid out to the top four finishers. The event was supposed to take place over the course of two days but managed to whittle down to one winner in just one session.
The money bubble burst when Farid Jattin raised all-in from the big blind with Q-9 suited and Peters, who had raised on the button, called with pocket jacks. The pair held up and Jattin was sent home in fifth place, ensuring that all remaining players cashed at least $104,760.
That sum was eventually awarded to bracelet winner Sam Soverel, whose high king flush on the turn was beaten by fellow bracelet winner Alex Foxen’s ace river flush. Soverel increased his lifetime earnings to nearly $20.8 million due to this strong accomplishment.
Kevin Rabichow fell short after a collision with Peters, who was running away to the lead at the time. Rabichow managed to double up against Foxen, but soon found himself all-in and at risk again. This time he was ahead with AK against Foxen’s A-3. The flop brought a three to turn the tables, and Foxen held on to bust Rabichow in third place ($157,140). This was the fifth largest live score by him. Lui increased his career earnings to over $3.2 million.
Peters held 1,454,000 to Foxen’s 796,000 before heads-up play began. The latter two concluded a deal that redistributed the remaining prize money as follows:
Peters was named the official winner as the chip leader at the time of the deal, while Foxen finished in second place. He earned 170 POY extension points for his tenth final table of the year. With 3,992 total points and more than $1.3 million in revenue POY extension earnings, Foxen moved up to third place in 2023 POY extension classification. He also saw his total earnings jump to $28.9 million.
Here’s a look at payments and POY extension points awarded at the final table:
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Photo credits: Seminole Hard Rock poker blog.