David Peters Wins 2018 Poker Masters Event #1: $10K No-Limit Hold’em
10 September 2018
PokerBrave (1056 articles)

The chips instantly started shifting around as soon as the final six players started playing Day 2 of Event #1: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em at the PokerGO Studio just outside of the Aria Resort and Casino. By the end of the day, it was David Peters emerging victorious, taking down the field of 69 entries, grabbing the $193,200 first place prize and, of course, 300 points towards the Purple Jacket race to go along with his victory.

The field held a lot of well-known professionals, including Day 2 chipleader Brandon Adams, who would give Peters the chip lead in a cooler hand. Peters took his chip lead and applied an immense amount of pressure for the remainder of the final table, continuously putting his opponents to the test.

When asked about the momentum gained after that hand and confidence level Peters replied, “It is nice to get off to a good start and yeah I feel great.”

Brian Green started heads-up play as a massive dog as Peters had around a 9-1 chip lead. Green picked his spots, doing something no one else at the final table could do against Peters and that was not getting sucked out on. Green managed to get in ahead, holding every time leading up until the inevitable finish where he moved all in with his snowmen into Peters cowboys and was unable to find a third eight, being eliminated in second place for a respectable $138,000.

Poker Masters Event #1 Final Table Results:

Position Player Country Prize
1st David Peters United States $193,200
2nd Brian Green United States $138,000
3rd Rainer Kempe Germany $89,700
4th Brandon Adams United States $69,000
5th Cord Garcia United States $55,200
6th Isaac Haxton United States $41,400

The final six started with Isaac Haxton as the short stack and he would be the first to make an exit when Adams took him out in an unlucky run-out. Haxton moved all in with ace-jack, Adams called with ace-two and ended up hitting trip deuces to send Haxton home first on Day 2.

Cord Garcia fell down to the new short stack of the tournament and would call the remainder of his stack with pocket eights from a three-bet shove of Peters who held ace-two. The board ran out poorly as Peters would pick up a lot of outs on the turn, hitting one of them on the river when his ace spiked the tabled, eliminated Garcia in fifth place.

Adams found himself as one of the shorter stacks after having his two pair fall to Peters turned full house earlier in the final table. Adams then called his remaining chips all in after Peters moved all in from the cutoff. Peters queen-jack was far behind the king-jack of Adams, but when the board ran out with four hearts, it would be Peters taking down the pot with his runner-runner flush, eliminating the Day 2 chipleader in fourth place.

Rainer Kempe made several good moves to steal pots from Peters and many good folds to outlast the short stacks when he needed to do so. Peters was applying a heavy amount of pressure and constantly moving all in on Kempe when it got down to three-handed play. Kempe took a stand from the small blind when he called his remaining chips with snowmen and would be far ahead of Peters ducks. The board ran out with four spades, giving Peters another runner-runner flush for another elimination of an opponent.

Heads-up play started off beautifully for Green who was grinding out the day, watching all of his opponent being swept away at the likes of Peters and his continuous string of runner-runner flushes. Green put up a fight and even took over the chip lead two times during heads-up play, but it all came to a halt when he ran his pocket eights into Peters cowboys.

Peters would be crowned the champion, adding another notch to his 2018 belt in which he has been seen cashing almost everything he plays. The high roller regular has been having one of his best years as a pro, cashing in some of the biggest tournaments on the planet, including taking down the $25,000 + 1,000 No Limit Hold’em High Roller in March, the HK$500,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six Max Event at the 2018 Triton Super High Roller Series in July, and now the first event of the Poker Masters today.

Current 2018 Poker Masters Purple Jacket Rankings:

Ranking Player Country Points
1st David Peters United States 300
2nd Brian Green United States 210
3rd Rainer Kempe Germany 150
4th Brandon Adams United States 120
5th Cord Garcia United States 90
6th Isaac Haxton United States 60
7th David Eldridge United States 60
8th Ali Imsirovic United States 60
9th Cary Katz United States 60
10th Matthias Eibinger Austria 60