David Peters won event #10: $100,00 Main Event at the US Poker Open to win $1.32m and an additional $100,000 for winning the USPO Championship Title.
Peters, known as the “silent assassin” and whose career earnings top $30m, became interested in Texas Hold’em after watching Chris Moneymaker surprise everyone with his incredible 2003 World Series of Poker win. Like many online players, Peters starting with freerolls and has been active in poker tournaments since 2006 when he won $600.
On Saturday he and 8 other players, including Chris Hunichen, sat at the final table, all planning on getting one of the five in-the-money spots.
The first to drop was Nick Schulman followed by Sean Winter. Seeing his aces cracked didn’t help Jason Koon either and he eventually fell in 7th place. As more and more players ended their day, the final table saw Peters go head-to-head against Hunichen for an epic 6 hour battle.
Quotes from David Peters
“This feels amazing,” said the 31-year-old Peters. “This is obviously a very prestigious tournament, a great series, and to come from behind and to pass Sean by 10 points at the very end, that’s a pretty-pretty crazy feeling.”
In relation to his work ethic and motivations, Peters said: “I’m just always trying to get better. I put in an endless amount of hours away from the table and it feels great to see all the hard work pay off. I’m always very hungry, always wanting to get better and better and better and better and that’s not going to stop. I hope to keep that keep that going."
Congratulations David Peters on your win the U.S. Poker Open $100,000 Main Event, and for being crowned the 2019 U.S. Poker Open Champion!