David Peters Wins EPT Malta High Roller, Biggest Career Score

David Peters won the EPT Malta High Roller event on Saturday for the biggest cash of his career. (Neil Stoddart/PokerStars photo)

David Peters won the EPT Malta High Roller event on Saturday for the biggest cash of his career. (Neil Stoddart/PokerStars photo)

Over the last ten years David Peters has cashed 125 times and established himself as one of the world’s most consistent tournament players but on Saturday he added the single biggest win of his career by winning the €10,300 buy-in EPT Malta High Roller event for €597,000 ($650,071 US).

Peters beat Ivan Luca heads-up for the title and the SLYDE watch given to all EPT High Roller and Main Event champions. Prior to Saturday Peters’ biggest win came at the Bellagio Cup in 2013 when he won $355,093.

When heads-up play began on Saturday Peters had 10,635,000 to Luca’s 4,555,000. After brief chop discussions went nowhere, Peter and Luca played for another one hour fifteen minutes before Peters prevailed.

On the final hand, facing a 5-1 chip deficit Luca moved all-in from the button with A 8 and Peters called holding 4 4. The board ran T 6 4 J 5 giving Peters bottom set and eliminating Luca in second place. The runner-up finish for Luca is an improvement on his fifth place finish in the EPT Deauville High Roller event in early February.

Prior to Saturday Peters’ biggest win came at the Bellagio Cup in 2013 when he won $355,093.

Nick Petrangelo, who was fourth in the 2015 BLUFF Player of the Year standings coming in to this event, finished sixth for €139,000. Just over one week ago he finished fourth in the €25,500 Super High Roller event. He now has four six-figure cashes this year.

2014 November Niner Sylvain Loosli finished eighth.

The single re-entry event attracted a total of 304 entries from 235 unique players for a €2,979,200 prizepool.

Season 11 of the European Poker Tour finishes next month with the EPT Grand Final in Monaco, April 28-May 8.

Final Table Payouts

  1. David Peters – €597,000
  2. Ivan Luca – €397,000
  3. Viacheslav Goryachev – €290,500
  4. Arten Metalidi – €234,500
  5. Charles Carrel – €183,800
  6. Nick Petrangelo – €139,000
  7. Igor Yaroshevsky – €102,000
  8. Sylvain Loosli – €75,000
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Lance Bradley

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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, ThePokerBiz.com in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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