David peters wins poker masters opener for $193,200


David Peters drew first blood in the Poker Masters series at the Aria Casino in Las Vegas last night, taking down the $10k buy-in opening event for a $193,200 payout ahead of the biggest names in the high roller scene…

By: Andrew Burnett

The series kicked off with 69 entries vying for not only prizes, but also points in the 7-event leaderboard race to don the purple jacket (won last year by Steffen Sontheimer) with Daniel Negreanu, Ike Haxton, Liv Boeree and husband Igor Kurganov among them – as was Phil Hellmuth, always keen to share his fate good or bad…

With buy-ins ranging from $10k to $100k, yesterday’s opener was the baby of the series, but it was still fiercely fought, six players returning for the day 2 final table showdown and guaranteed $41,400 – that honour going to Isaac ‘Ike’ Haxton who fell early at the hands of overnight leader Brandon Adams, and followed to the rails by Cord Garcia in 5th…

When Adams was flushed out in 4th by Peters, the finale would be a brief flurry of ‘unlucky eights’, German high-roller expert Rainer Kempe’s pocket 8’s losing out to Peters’ pocket deuces, and then heads up the same problem arising for Brian Green – this time Peters holding kings and securing the opening title…

Poker Masters Event #1 Final Table Results:

1 David Peters $193,200
2 Brian Green $138,000
3 Rainer Kempe $89,700
4 Brandon Adams $69,000
5 Cord Garcia $55,200
6 Isaac Haxton $41,400


There was little respite for the high-rolling pros, however, the $25k buy-in event 2 underway even as Peters was fighting his way to victory and the full Poker Masters series looking as follows, including a Short Deck Hold’em event starting Tuesday

Sept. 9 $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Sept. 10 $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Sept. 11 $25,000 Short-Deck No-Limit Hold’em
Sept. 12 $25,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Sept. 13 $50,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Sept. 14 $100,000 Main Event
Sept. 15 $100,000 Main Event Final Table