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The Bernard Lee Poker Show (6/29/21): David Peters (Part 2)

By Bernard Lee
July 03, 2021

David Peters

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee concludes his interview with the 2021 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) Champion, David Peters.

First, David talks about his first WSOP bracelet win in 2016, which was part of his breakthrough year of 2016, when he won almost $8 million live and became GPI Player of the Year.

Next, David talked about his run at the 2019 USPO, winning the USPO Main Event to edge out Sean Winter for the overall title. David also recalled his run at the 2021 USPO, winning three events throughout the series. Afterward, David had some fun recreating a championship picture of Kobe Bryant, which he posted on Twitter.

Finally, David discusses his next goals for his career, his hobbies and some high roller events that he will play later in 2021.

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest is 2021 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) Champion, David Peters.
0:54The $10,000 Buy-in Wynn Millions kicked off this past weekend with 1,328 entries. This created a prize pool of almost $12.5 million (the largest in Wynn Poker history) with the champion slated to earn over $2 million and runner-up taking home over $1.25 million.
1:38RunGood Poker Series held its second returning series at Horseshoe Council Bluffs. The main event had a RGPS record 851 entries, creating a prize pool of $434,010.  A rare 11-player chop happened with each player taking home $26,058. The eventual champion, Freeman Kauffman, won the RGPS ring and the PokerGO Pro-Am seat as well.
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4:30Bernard welcomes David Peters back to the show to conclude his two-part interview.
5:13David joins the show again.
6:34David talks about his first WSOP bracelet win in 2016 $1500 no-limit event as winning a WSOP bracelet was always a goal, including his memorable rail.
11:08David discusses his breakthrough year of 2016, when he won almost $8 million live and became GPI Player of the Year.
13:02David talks about how he needs to be numb to the large buy-in amounts or else it could affect your play.
18:06David discusses his excitement to play the USPO with consecutive high buy-in events, especially at the PokerGO studio.
19:25David names Alex Foxen and Cary Katz as players who have often gotten the best of him and how he would often cooler Igor Kurganov.
21:50David talks about his run at the 2019 USPO, winning the USPO Main Event to edge out Sean Winter for the overall title.
24:46RunGood Gear Ad
25:29Bernard concludes his interview with 2021 U.S. Poker Open (USPO) Champion, David Peters.
26:08David recalls that he flew back from Mexico just for 2021 USPO and discusses his future plans.
28:03David discusses the start to the 2021 USPO.
30:03David recalls Event #7 $10,000 no-limit, the first of three events he won at the 2021 USPO.
32:00David describes the differences of short-deck compared to regular no-limit hold’em. David also talks why he doesn’t play other mixed games.
37:19David recalls Event #11 $25,000 no-limit, the last of three events he won at the 2021 USPO.  Also, David talks about the sweat during the final event.
42:03David talks about recreating a championship picture of Kobe Bryant, which he posted on Twitter.
43:57David discusses his next goals for his career and his hobbies.
49:33David talks about some high roller events he will play in later in 2021.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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