2016 WSOP: David Peters Wins $1,500 NLHE for $412,557

Following 38 career cashes at the annual World Series of Poker, US poker player David Peters has finally captured his first ever gold bracelet after a dominating performance at Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. Following a victory which pushes life-time earnings to $12,133,175, the 29 year-old pro from Ohio said:
“I was definitely surprised it took me as long as it did. There were a lot of close calls. I came in almost every place at the final table, except first. I knew it was coming, so it definitely feels amazing to get it.”
The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, and attracted a field of 1,860 players to create a prize pool worth $2,511,000. Amongst the big name pros subsequently finishing in one of the 279 money spots was Jared Jaffee in 73rd ($4,469), Joe Cada in 45th ($8,656), Nam Le in 33rd ($10,514), and Faraz Jaka in 12th ($25,617).
After the final table got underway, David Peters (Q-Q) then eliminated Brendan Sheehan (A-K) in 6th for $74,321, before doing likewise to Muhammad Rahim in 4th, and Matt Affleck in 3rd to go heads-up against Irish pro Cathal Shine.
Following a brief battle, the deciding hand was played after Shine re-raised all-in holding A-5, only to be called by Peters with 10-10. The K-K-8-8-Q board then sealed the deal, and so Cathal Shine had to settle for a runner-up finish worth $254,890, while Peters collected his first gold bracelet. Commented after his impressive performance, Peters said:
“The rail was loud. I could certainly hear them. They made the difference.. Everything was going good, and the vibes were good, and I tried to keep my focus. I tried not to think about the gold bracelet or anything.”
Final Table Results:
1: David Peters $412,557
2: Cathal Shine $254,890
3: Matt Affleck $184,456
4: Muhammad Rahim $134,845
5: Zachary Okin $99,592
6: Sheehan $74,321

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