David Peters doesn’t sweat that often and why would he? The reigning GPI Player of the Year is coming off a banner campaign where he won over $7,500,000 in tournaments around the world, won his first World Series of Poker bracelet and solidified himself as one of the best High Roller players on the planet.
Today, Peters was sweating though. 54 players were at the mercy of a bucket of ping pong balls and Peters was one of them. Midway through that live lottery, Peters finally heard his name.
A player that arguably had the best year of anyone in poker would be expected to play in the year’s biggest event and now that his seat is confirmed, Peters is ready to compete at the Super High Roller Bowl.
“There’s just a lot of prestige in a tournament like this, playing against the best players in the world. Peters said, adding, “When you constantly play these ARIA High Rollers, this [the Super High Roller Bowl] is like the Main Event of High Rollers.”
While 2016 was a monstrous success for Peters at every level, it was the High Roller arena where he set himself apart. Peters recorded a mind boggling 15 six-figure or better scores, with a majority of them coming in $25,000 or greater buy-in events.
So, how does a player like Peters follow up the best year of his career?
“Success just makes me hungrier. I just want to keep going and keep building.” Peters said, before admitting, “I’m expecting bigger and better things. I always expect to do well and play as good as I can.”
It’s going to be hard for 2017 to be bigger and better than last year for David Peters. He may have been sweating earlier today but now that his Super High Roller Bowl seat is locked up, the only people sweating will be his competition come this summer.