David Peters has proven himself to be one of the most prolific tournament poker superstars in the game. The four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner recorded his 450th tournament cash this week, with the earnings from those scores totaling nearly $43.8 million. As a result, Peters has climbed into fourth place on poker’s all-time money list. The 35-year-old moved up that prestigious leaderboard thanks to a victory in the 2022 Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open $50,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em super high roller event. Peters defeated a field of 25 entries, striking a heads-up deal to secure the title and $407,545 in prize money. The score was just enough to see him take a narrow $17,668 lead over fifth-ranked Stephen Chidwick.
This was Peters’ 39th career title and his 92nd cash for six figures or more. The victory also saw him secure 306 Card Player Player of the Year points. This was his second title and seventh POY-qualified final-table finish of the year. With 2,426 points and more than $2.7 million in year-to-date POY earnings, Peters has climbed into 40th place in the 2022 POY standings sponsored by Global Poker. Peters won the POY award in 2016, and has eight top-50 finishes over the last 12 years including three other top-five showings outside of his outright victory.