David Peters Wins Bellagio Cup IX For $355,093

David Peters Wins Bellagio Cup IX For $355,093David Peters has won the 2013 Bellagio Cup IX main event, after besting a field of 137 players on his way to claiming the title, and collecting the $355,093 first place prize.
At this year’s WSOP the 26 year-old cashed a total of eight times, including a final table apperance at the $5,000 No Limit Hold’em event where he finished 6th for $48,130. Peters’ hot run then continued in full swing at the Bellagio in Las Vegas and with his latest victory the US pro has now earned $998,779 this year alone. In total, Peters now boasts $3,692,715 in live tournament winnings to go with the $3,238,777 he has won online playing under the screen name ‘Davidp18’.
Most of the top pros turned out at the prestigious $10k buy-in Bellagio Cup IX event to create a prize pool worth $1,328,900. Amongst those players cashing in at the event, but falling short of a final table apperance was Jonathan Aguiar in 14th ($18,605), Fabian Quoss in 13th ($18,605), and Lee Markholt in 10th ($21,927).
David Peters then overcame a tough final table, which included such pros as Tobias Reinkemeier and Daniel Stern, to eventually go heads-up against Jason Koon. Ahead of their heads-up battle, Peters tweeted:
“Heads up with @JasonKoon. I have 1.4M to his 4M going into 12k/24k. Gonna be a battle. Lets go.”
David Peters was then able to turn around his chip disadvantage to record the biggest score of his poker tournament career, which had previously been a runner-up position at the 2013 IPT San Remo €2,000 NL Main Event for €155,000 ($201,826).
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 David Peters $355,093
2 Jason Koon $316,000
3 Matt Parry $159,468
4 Michael Esposito $109,634
5 Daniel Stern $84,385
6 Connor Drinan $65,000
7 Alexander Condon $51,827
8 Tobias Reinkemeier $38,538
9 Alexander Uskov $26,578

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