Seat 3: David "dpeters17" Peters (31), Toledo, OH, United States
It's been eleven years since a teenager David Peters appeared in Monaco to fire the €10k EPT Grand Final Main Event. Peters almost made it to the final table, falling in 12th place for €66,360. Back then, it was only Peters' fourth reported live cash (and the biggest at the time) as he still wasn't allowed to play in most of the United States.
Peters has added more than 200 live cashes since then, winning well over $20 million. His pedigree boasts dozens of six-figure results as well as three seven-figure rewards, with the latest one of them coming last month in the inaugural Super High Roller Bowl China.
Now a seasoned pro with numerous achievements to his name, Peters returned to Monaco shortly after celebrating his 31st birthday. He had no success in a couple of high rollers but then stormed through the Main Event where he was pacing the field for two consecutive days (Day 2 and Day 3).
He will claim his sixth EPT Main Event cash on Friday, and second from a final table. His nearest bid for the title came at EPT13 Prague where he banked €397,300 for a third-place finish.
Peters' has already come close to reaching PokerStars Live Main Event final table but he was downed in 11th place at PCA 2018 after crushing the tournament for almost three straight days. But the PCA 2018 didn't have a bitter end for Peters as he won the lottery for a Platinum Pass, being luckily selected in a drawing. Should he win here at EPT Monte Carlo, the Pass awarded to the champion would go to the runner-up instead.
David Peters in EPT Main Events:
Previous cashes: 5
Previous final tables: 1 (3rd at EPT13 Prague for €397,300)
Total Main Event winnings: €541,906
David Peters' Main Event run:
|Ended Day 1 with||191,300||15 / 299|
|Ended Day 2 with||603,500||1 / 120|
|Ended Day 3 with||1,839,000||1 / 45|
|Ended Day 4 with||1,675,000||6 / 16|
|Ended Day 5 with||2,400,000||6 / 8|