David Peters has done it again. In the early morning hours of April 27, the 36-year-old poker pro won 2023. Showdown Seminole Hard Rock Poker The $50,000 superspin event, winning $328,527 and his 41st recorded poker title.
With over $45.6 million in lifetime tournament earnings, four times World Series of Poker The winner of the bracelet now ranks fifth on the all-time poker money list. He trails Justin Bonomo ($62.5 million), Brian Kinney ($57.9 million), Daniel Negreanu ($49.9 million), and Stephen Chedwick ($47.6 million).
It was Peters’ first title and sixth overall finish so far this year. with 1240 card player Player of the Year points accumulated in 2023, and he now ranks 94th in total POY Arrangement submitted by Global Poker.
A total of 18 entries turned out to Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood for their nosebleed issue, building a prize pool of $873,000 paid out among the top four winners. The event was scheduled to run over two days, but managed to narrow down the winner in just one session.
The money bubble burst when Fred Jattin paid off a three-bet from the big blind with a Q-9 fit and called out Peters, who was raised on the button, accompanied by Jeb. The pair held and Jattin was sent home in the fifth, ensuring that all remaining players earned at least $104,760.
That sum was eventually awarded to bracelet winner Sam Soverel, who turned into king and was bested by a high ace flush from fellow bracelet winner Alex Foxen. Soverel increased his lifetime earnings to nearly $20.8 million thanks to this strong showing.
Kevin Rabichoe let go shortly after a clash with Peters, who was running away with the lead at the time. Rabichoe managed to land a one-double with Foxen, but soon found himself on it all and in danger again. This time, he leads with an AK against Foxen’s A-3. The flop brought up a three to turn the tables, however, and Foxen held on from there to knock out Rabichow for third place ($157,140). It was his fifth biggest direct hit. He has increased his career earnings to over $3.2 million.
Peters held 1,454,000 to Foxen’s 796,000 before the head-to-head game began. The latter two struck 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 second. He scored 170 POY Point in his tenth finish at the final table for the year. With a total of 3,992 points and over 1.3 million in POY Earnings, Foxen climbed to third place in 2023 POY Leaderboards. He also saw his lifetime earnings total rise to $28.9 million.
Here is a look at payments and POY Points awarded at the final table:
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