David Peters beats Ivey, Imsirovic, and Kornuth to win his fourth WSOP bracelet

David Peters beats Ivey, Imsirovic, and Kornuth to win his fourth WSOP bracelet

The 2022 WSOP got underway with a bang. The employee’s event and the $100k buy-in event kicked things off on Day 1.

Event #1, the employee’s event saw the first bracelet go to Katie Kopp, getting the first woman a bracelet right off the bat. Just a day later, David Peters took down Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty earning the men their first bracelet of the year and Peters the first bracelet of his lifetime.

Peters also took down the first seven-figure prize of the 2022 WSOP, earning $1,166,810 for first place.

39 players bought into the event and when the rebuys ended there were 46 entries on the table. That put $3,300,500 in the main prize pool with top five players paid. Each player also had a $25,000 bounty on their head which went to whatever player knocked them out.

The win has proved motivational for the pro — as you might expect a cool million in U.S. fiat might.

“I think I’ll play a good amount,” Peters said in his post-game interview. “I got a lot of points now, so maybe I’ll make a run at Player of the Year. I’m in the mood to grind so I think I’ll play a good amount.”

The WSOP tweeted about his victory, writing, “Make it four! David Peters takes down the $100,000 High Roller Bounty event to earn $1,166,810 and his fourth gold bracelet.”

Controversial final table

Phil Ivey was the first player to bust when the final table returned for Day 3 of the event. Ivey earned a min-cash of $249,693 for his seventh-place finish.

Matthew Steinberg (6th – $180,872) and Koray Aldemir (5th – $249,693) were the next two out.

Controversially, Ali Imsirovic made the final table. He remains under a cloud following allegations of cheating from Alex Foxen. With Alex Foxen, Bryn Kenney, and Sergi Reixach also in the running on Day 1, a full 10% of the 39 player field was under similar clouds, leading many to question the WSOP’s policy on allowing such players in.

Imsirovic busted in 4th, taking home $350,158. Dario Sammartino followed him to the rail (3rd – $498,696). That left Peters heads up with Chance Kornuth.

“It’s always nice to beat someone that’s hot,” Peters said of his opponent. Adding as an afterthought: “And someone that is a great player.”

Heads up play was pretty brisk and after just a couple of hands, Kornuth followed Sammartino to the door.

Kornuth won $721,144 for second place.

Chance Kornuth heads up with David Peters (Photo credit: Haley Hintze)

2022 WSOP Event #2: $100,000 High Roller Bounty complete final table results

PositionPlayer NameCountryPayout1stDavid PetersU.S.A.$1,166,8102ndChance KornuthU.S.A.$721,1443rdDario SammartinoItaly$498,6964thAli ImsirovicBosnia and Herzegovina$350,1585thKoray AldemirGermany$249,6936thMatthew SteinbergU.S.A.$180,8727thPhil IveyU.S.A.$133,127

Featured image source: Haley Hintze

Author: Brandy Lawrence