David Peters is a poker pro who is fast making a name for himself. This high stakes 31-year-old tournament pro from Ohio is named the “silent assassin”, which is rather apt. He currently sits 11th on the All-Time Money List and often wears headphones during a hand to drown out the ambient noise and what he listens to is soothing jungle music as he comes in for the kill.

The Silent Assassin’s Poker Career

Chris Moneymakers victorious WSOP 2003 Main Event win was how David Peters came about playing Poker. After watching that event whilst still in High School, David, being underage, created an online moniker DPeters17 and played freerolls. His first win was $600 and so began his poker career.

His success in the WSOP includes 47 cash-ins making eight final tables and winning a highly coveted bracelet. David has also enjoyed success in the World Poker Tour and has earned over $ 2.8 million in nine cash finishes and three final tables. His most significant win was $2.31 million, which he won at the 2016 WPTN 2016 NLHE Triton Super High Roller Series in the Philippines. Recently Peters took third place in the $250 000 NLHE Super High Roller Championship at the 2018 PartyPoker and won $1.42 million.

Poker Masters Main Event 2018

During this event, Peters came out tops after a gruelling five-hour three-handed war with Dan Smith and Koray Aldemir. He beat Smith hands up, clinching the title, and Ali Imsirovic won the series honours and the coveted Poker Masters Purple Jacket.

Wrapping it Up

David Peters remains humble, and amidst his total live earnings of over $24.6 million, there is one thing he yearns for, and that’s a one-hour phone call with Michael Jordan to ask him about his winning thought process and fantastic work ethic.