Breaking Down Momentum in Poker with David Peters


The last final table of the last European Poker Tour happens today in Prague where just six players remain from the record-breaking field of 1,192 with a chance at the €774,600 first prize and the PokerStars European Poker Tour €5,300 Main Event trophy.

Martin Czuczor carries the chip lead to today’s finale, although just behind him in chips isDavid Peters who won a big hand to conclude Day 5 to knock out David Lopez and move into second position to start today.

Peters hopes to cap a huge 2016 that has included more than $6.8 million in tournament winnings, bringing his overall career total over $14.1 million.

His year has been highlighted by a number of big high roller scores earned in the Philippines, Australia, the Bahamas, Macau, Monte Carlo, and in the United States, plus aWorld Series of Poker bracelet last summer. That’s not even mentioning his considerable online success including a Sunday Million victory on PokerStars in October.

Our Sarah Herring caught up with Peters during his latest tournament run in Prague where he seized the chip lead early and has remained at or near the top of the counts for much of the way.

Appropriately, she asked him about the subject of momentum in poker and how much enjoying a hot streak of winning — or enduring a downswing — can affect your mindset and decision-making at the tables. Take a look: