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David Peters Win $50,000 Super High Roller At Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown

The Four-Time Bracelet Winner Topped An 18-Entry Field To Earn $328,527


David Peters has done it again. In the early-morning hours of April 27 the 36-year-old poker pro emerged victorious in the 2023 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown $50,000 buy-in super high roller event, earning $328,527 and his 41st recorded poker title.

With more than $45.6 million in lifetime tournament earnings, the four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner now sits in fifth place on poker’s all-time money list. He trails only Justin Bonomo ($62.5 million), Bryn Kenny ($57.9 million), Daniel Negreanu ($49.9 million), and Stephen Chidwick ($47.6 million).

This was Peters’ first title and sixth final-table finish so far this year. With 1,240 Card Player Player of the Year points accrued in 2023, he now sits in 94th place in the overall POY standings presented by Global Poker.

A total of 18 entries turned out to the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood for this nosebleed-stakes affair, building a prize pool of $873,000 that was paid out among the top four finishers. The event was slated to run over the course of two days, but managed to play down to a winner in just a single session.

The money bubble burst when Farid Jattin three-bet shoved from the big blind with Q-9 suited and Peters, who had raised on the button, called with pocket jacks. The pair held up and Jattin was sent home in fifth place, ensuring that the remaining players all cashed for at least $104,760.

That sum was ultimately awarded to bracelet winner Sam Soverel, whose turned king high flush was beaten by the rivered ace-high flush of fellow bracelet winner Alex Foxen. Soverel increased his lifetime earnings to nearly $20.8 million thanks to this strong showing.

Kevin Rabichow was left short after a clash with Peters, who was running away with the lead at the time. Rabichow managed one double-up through Foxen, but soon found himself all-in and at risk again. This time around he lead with A-K against the A-3 suited of Foxen. The flop brought a three to turn the tables, though, and Foxen held from there to eliminate Rabichow in third place ($157,140). This was his fifth-largest live score. It grew his career earnings to more than $3.2 million.

Alex FoxenPeters held 1,454,000 to Foxen’s 796,000 before heads-up play was set to begin. The final two hashed out a deal that redistributed the remaining prize money as follows:

Peters: $328,527
Foxen: $282,573

Peters was named the official winner as the chip leader at the time of the deal, while Foxen finished as the runner-up. He earned 170 POY points for his 10th final-table finish of the year. With 3,992 total points and more than $1.3 million in POY earnings, Foxen has climbed into third place on the 2023 POY leaderboard. He also saw his lifetime earnings total rise to $28.9 million.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 David Peters $328,527 204
2 Alex Foxen $282,573 170
3 Kevin Rabichow $157,140 136
4 Sam Soverel $104,760 102

Photo credits: Seminole Hard Rock poker blog.