David Peters Wins EPT Malta €10K High Roller for €597,000

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David Peters Wins EPT Malta €10K High Roller for €597,000

David Peters took down the EPT Malta €10k High Roller today after beating a 304-entry field. Peters banked €597,000 to secure the biggest cash of his career.

He was also rewarded with an exclusive watch from Swiss brand SLYDE, the Official EPT Season 11 Watch sponsor for Main Events and High Rollers. Peters has been a prolific poker player for many years and today's results puts his lifetime live tournament winnings over the $5 million mark; he has also won more than $3 million online on PokerStars.

Entering the heads-up with a 2-to-1 chip advantage, the American discussed a deal with his opponent Ivan "Negriin" Luca from Argentina but, after long negotiations, they weren't able to agree on a split and played on for the remaining €200k.

Among others, Peters had to compete againnst his fellow countryman Nick Petrangelo on the final table. Petrangelo seems to specialize in the EPT High Roller events. He first came to attention at the PCA back in January, where he finished sixth in the $25k High Roller for $301,500. Petrangelo then made the final tables of both EPT Malta High Rollers, earning €205,900 for fourth in the €25k, and then adding another €109,000 to his earnings after finishing sixth in the €10k.Today's finish nicely wraps up a solid three months on the live scene and $900k in winnings.

There were 235 unique players in the tournament (plus 69 re-entries), creating a total €2,979,200 prize pool. 39 players were paid including Team PokerStars Pro George Danzer, who fell in 29th place.

EPT Malta €10k High Roller final table results: 
1st - David Peters, USA, €597,000 
2nd - Ivan Luca, Argentina, €397,000 
3rd - Viacheslav Goryachev, Russia, €290,500 
4th - Artem Metalidi, Ukraine, €234,500 
5th - Charles Carrel, UK, €183,800 
6th - Nick Petrangelo, USA, €139,000 
7th - Igor Yaroshevskyy, Ukraine, €102,000 
8th - Sylvain Loosli, France, €75,000

Season 11 EPT €10k High Rollers so far:Barcelona: 393 entries, €3,851,400 prize pool, Ihar Soika (Belarus) for €747,200 
London: 173 entries, £1,695,400 prize pool, Andrew Chen (Canada) for £394,200 
Prague: 309 entries, €3,028,200 prize pool, Andrey Zaichenko (Russia) for €487,190 
Deauville: 128 entries, €1,228,800 prize pool, Josip Simunic (Austria) for €309,170 
Malta: 304 entries, €2,979,200 prize pool, David Peters (USA) for €597,000