With the pace at one table playing slower then the other, the Tournament Director has decided to begin a soft hand-for-hand process.
If one table gets two hands ahead of the other, that table will stop playing to wait until the other catches up.
When one more player is eliminated, Event #4 will be down to the final table of seven players.
David Peters is a man who needs no introduction around the poker world.
At age 31, he’s already a lock to make the Poker Hall of Fame when he turns 40. The Ohio native is one of just five players in history to surpass $30 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, joining Justin Bonomo, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, and Fedor Holz.
Peters, a no-limit hold’em specialist, won’t tell you he doesn’t have much left to accomplish in poker, but the truth is there really isn’t much more for him to prove.
Not only does he have a WSOP bracelet and $30 million in cashes. He’s also one of the most consistent tournament performers ever and won the 2016 GPI Player of the Year award.
From 2015-2018, he cashed for at least $2.9 million each year, with his best year financially coming in 2018 when he surpassed the $10 million mark.
Peters has a quiet demeanor at the table. He lets his chips do the talking for him. At all times, he’s cool, calm, and collect. David has achieved success on many tours and the high-roller circuit.
He has made two WPT final tables, cashed 52 times in WSOP events, earned a fifth place finish in the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl, and even has a Triton Super High Roller Series title. The man has done it all…almost.
What’s left for David Peters to accomplish as a poker player? Not much other than winning the WSOP Main Event or a Super High Roller Bowl.
Big Blind Ante
Martin Zamani shoved all in first to act for 438,000 and David Peters iso-shoved over the top as the remaining active players all folded.
The board ran out and Zamani was eliminated in ninth-place.
Koray Aldemir was all in for his last 500,000 against Sean Winter.
The board ran out and Aldemir was eliminated in 10th place.
David Peters limped in for 20,000 and Anthony Zinno raised to 120,000. Peters shoved all in for roughly 1.5 million, and Zinno called all in for 770,000.
The board ran out and Peters rivered a straight to eliminate Zinno in 11th place.
Stephen Chidwick limped in for 20,000 first to act and Manig Loeser shoved from middle position for 754,000. From the cutoff, Seth Davies called, and Chidwick mucked.
The board ran out and Loeser was eliminated in 12th place.
Jerry Robinson limped in for 20,000 and Ben Lamb shoved the button. Robinson used one of his time extension banks, and then called all in for 288,000.
The dealer spread the board and Robinson doubled through.
Big Blind Ante
Ben Yu is a small but imposing figure at the poker table.
He’s quietly carved a niche as one of the top performers each summer during the World Series of Poker. And, oh yeah, he can dominate the high-stakes cash games as well.
The 2008 Stanford University graduate has over $6.1 million in lifetime live tournament earnings, per Hendon Mob. But that’s a bit misleading and doesn’t show how dominant he’s been over the past few years. Prior to 2015, Ben had just $525,000 in earnings.
Since then, he’s been one of the most consistent performers at the WSOP. In 2015, he won his first of three bracelets in $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship, good for $291,456. Two years later at the summer series, he was a strong contender for Player of the Year before bowing out to eventual champion Chris Ferguson.
During that summer, the Los Angeles native cashed in 12 events, including another bracelet in the $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship for $232,738. Last year, he won his third bracelet, this one in the $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller (Big Blind Antes) for a career-best $1,650,773.
Yu told Poker Central in a 2017 interview that he wasn’t far removed from financial struggles.
“Six years ago, I had just come off being broke and was pulling my life together,” he said. “My poker goals for the year were often WSOP-directed – playing the $10K Limit events and the Players’ Championship – so I wouldn’t have been that surprised, but glad I hit my goals,” he said. “I had just finished digging myself out of a hole and it wasn’t so certain I’d make it in poker.”
Those financial problems are no longer an issue. Yu has developed into one of the most skilled players in the game.
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