Poker Pro David Peters Scores Third WSOP Bracelet, Wins $283,940 In Tournament

Michigan poker greats Ryan Riess and Joe Cada haven't won in series (yet)
WSOP David Peters Third Bracelet

Poker legend David Peters of Toledo, Ohio, on Sunday won his third World Series of Poker bracelet, the most prestigious prize in the poker world.

Peters, who has more than $34 million in lifetime tournament earnings, won the 25th event of the ongoing WSOP Online bracelet series, a $7,777 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. Peters took home $283,940 for his efforts outlasting a field of 113 players. There were 38 rebuys.

Given the high buy-in, it was a star-studded final table. According to the WSOP, the results were:

1. David “dpeters17” Peters — $283,940
2. Charles “CherryHillPd” Hook — $175,443
3. Ryan “protential” Laplante — $120,638
4. Brandon “DrOctagon” Adams — $84,547
5. Joseph “GLOOTIE” Demestrio — $60,486
6. Christopher “Pay Son” Staats — $44,780
7. Galen “turkmalloy” Hall — $33,529
8. Jason “EddieVedder” Koon — $25,063

According to the Hendon Mob, which tracks poker tournament results, Peters is seventh on poker’s all-time tournament list. He’s first on Ohio’s unofficial all-time list, far ahead of Fort Jennings native Byron Kaverman, who’s won about $16.2 million. Former WSOP Main Event champions Ryan Riess and Joe Cada are atop the Michigan list with $15 million and $14.2 million, respectively.

As of Tuesday, Riess had five in-the-money finishes in the 2021 WSOP Online bracelet series, with his best finish being a 24th-place showing for about $7,600. Cada has two so far, with his best result being a 14th-place finish earlier this month for about $3,200.

Only about 50 players in the decades-long history of the WSOP have more bracelets than Peters. One of those players is Cada, who lays claim to four gold pieces of poker history.

WSOP launch status in Michigan

Michiganders can’t currently play on the WSOP website from within the state. They’d have to travel to one of the handful of states where it’s operational. That said, the WSOP is expected to launch in the coming weeks or months. No firm date has been announced.

The WSOP will have some stiff competition from the likes of PokerStars and BetMGM Poker, which launched earlier this year. WSOP launched in Pennsylvania on July 12, a highly anticipated move that likely means a Michigan launch is imminent.

There is no liquidity sharing yet between Pennsylvania and another online poker state. That likely won’t be available until next year in Michigan. It would be available for all of the online poker platforms, not just the WSOP, though all sites might not offer it right away.

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