David Peters Captures His Second 2024 PokerGO Cup Title

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The final event of the 2024 PokerGO Cup is underway, marking the conclusion of seven out of eight tournaments on the schedule. David Peters has emerged as the frontrunner, being the only player to clinch multiple titles in this series. The 36-year-old poker professional claimed victory in the $5,300 buy-in opening event, pocketing $141,525. He further solidified his dominance by winning the penultimate tournament with a $15,700 buy-in, securing an additional $315,000.

With a total of 457 PokerGO Tour points and series earnings amounting to $456,525, Peters currently enjoys a substantial 110-point lead in the race for the PokerGO Cup championship title. His exceptional performance has propelled him to fourth place in the season-long PGT standings.

Peters has consistently reached the final tables in 2024, earning 1,324 Card Player Player of the Year points. This recent triumph has elevated him to the 10th spot in the 2024 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

This victory marks Peters’ 43rd recorded tournament title, amassing a staggering $47.7 million in lifetime earnings from 505 in-the-money finishes. He now occupies the ninth position on poker’s all-time money list.

The final event drew a field of 70 entries, with a $1,050,000 prize pool distributed among the top 10 finishers. Renowned players like Stephen Chidwick, Sean Winter, and Nick Petrangelo cashed but fell short of making it to day 2 action.

Starting the final six in the second chip position, Peters navigated through the competition. Notable eliminations included Morten Klein in sixth place ($57,750), Seth Davies in fifth place ($78,750), and Daniel Smiljkovic in fourth place ($105,000).

In the three-handed action, Brock Wilson, Kristen Foxen, and Peters engaged in lead changes. Ultimately, Wilson succumbed in third place ($141,750) after a clash with Foxen.

The heads-up play began with Peters holding a significant chip lead over Foxen. In the final hand, Foxen’s all-in move with J♥10♣ was called by Peters holding A♣4♣. The board favored Peters with A♥2♥2♣3♦J♠, securing the title and sending Foxen to the rail with $204,750 for her runner-up finish.

Foxen, who has made six final tables in 2024, sits in seventh place in the POY standings and second in the PGT points race. Her lifetime tournament earnings now exceed $8.2 million, making her the second-highest-earning female player, with Vanessa Selbst holding the top spot at $10,899,027.

Here is a look at the payouts and rankings points awarded at the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points PGT Points
1 David Peters $315,000 504 315
2 Kristen Foxen $204,750 420 205
3 Brock Wilson $141,750 336 142
4 Daniel Smiljkovic $105,000 252 105
5 Seth Davies $78,750 210 79
6 Morten Klein $57,750 168 58