As the second shortest stack, David Peters has his work cut out for him should he wish to go the distance. However, you can never count Peters out.
The Ohio native has just come off the back of one of the sickest rushes in poker, enjoying a stellar run of form that saw him make over $2.4 million during the last three months of 2016, including a third place finish in December’s EPT Prague, to snatch the GPI Player of the Year title from under the nose of fellow final tablist Fedor Holz.
In total Peters made a staggering $7.56 million during 2016. In addition to winning his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event for a $412,557 first-place prize, the US poker pro also claimed the 2016 Macau ACOP High Roller title to bring his career tournament winnings up to over $14.8 million.
Add in Peter’s $5.1 million in online winnings and he’s up close to $20 million over his tournament career and is currently sitting in second on the GPI, just behind Nick Petrangelo.