David Peters became the first player to win an open bracelet event at the 2022 World Seris of Poker, putting on a dominant performance in the debut of the $100,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em high roller with $25,000 bounties. Peters secured 11 knockouts, representing nearly a quarter of the 46-entry field in this high-stakes event.
For the win he earned his fourth career gold bracelet and $1,441,810 in total prize money. He earned $1,166,810 from the prize pool and another $275,000 in bounty payouts.
“It feels great, especially the first event of the series, the first event being away from the Rio, it’s such a prestigious tournament with so many great players,” said Peters when asked about starting the summer off with a win. “Getting number four is big. There are not too many people who have four. It’s a very, very nice start to the series.”
Peters became just the 63rd player in poker history to have won four or more WSOP bracelets, even though it wasn’t that long ago that he was considered one of the best without one. He secured his first in 2016, taking down a $1,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event for $412,557. His second and third bracelets were earned in online events. 2020 saw him emerge victorious in the $10,000 heads-up no-limit hold’em online event for $360,480. In 2021 he won the $7,777 buy-in no-limit hold’em online high roller for $283,940.
The 35-year-old poker pro now has more than $42.7 million, enough to put him in fifth place on poker’s all-time money list.
|1||David Peters||United States||$1,166,810|
|2||Chance Kornuth||United States||$721,144|
|4||Ali Imsirovic||Bosnia and Herzogovina||$350,158|
|6||Matthew Steinberg||United States||$180,872|
|7||Phil Ivey||United States||$133,127|