Seat 6: David "dpeters17" Peters, 29, Toledo, Ohio/USA, PokerStars player - 8,880,000
One of the world's elite poker pros, David Peters sits in 19th place on the all-time money list with more than $14 million in live cashes. The 29-year-old from Toledo is Ohio's #1.
Peters is a regular in the highest buy-in events all over the world. His best result came in January when he finished second in the $200k Triton Super High Roller in the Philippines, winning a whopping $2,309,000. Peters also has another seven-figure score to his name; $1,505,000 for finishing fifth in the 2015 Super High Roller Bowl. Peters seems to be on a never-ending hot streak, having also amassed large cashes in High Roller events in Las Vegas. Peters has won well over $1.6 million in the last 40 days alone and is currently ranked third in the GPI Player of the Year leaderboard.
Peters has been a regular on the European circuit for a decade, but this is his first EPT Main Event final table; he had a narrow miss at the EPT3 Grand Final when he finished 12th. Oh, and his online results are just as inspiring. Just two months ago, he took down the PokerStars Sunday Million for $143k playing under the moniker "dpeters17" online.
Peters' juicy resumé certainly makes him one of the biggest favorites to scoop the last ever EPT title.