The Bernard Lee Poker Show 11-26: 2019 USPO Overall Champion, David Peters


In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the PokerNews Podcast Network, Bernard Lee interviews the recent US Poker Open Main Event and Overall Championship title winner, David Peters.

Nicknamed the “Silent Assassin,” David has won a WSOP bracelet back in 2016 and in the same year, he was GPI Player of the Year. David reveals some of the concepts he has been working on and which tournament he would most like to win.

Show Time Stamps

0:00Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as this week’s guest will be the 2019 US Poker Open (USPO) Main Event and Overall Championship title winner, David Peters. He was also 2016 Global Player Index (GPI) Player of the Year.
1:09Elik Vodovoz captured the WSOP Circuit Main Event at the Horseshoe Hammond, located outside Chicago. His victory earned the retired dentist $294,290 and a seat into the 2019 Global Casino Championship.
2:16World Poker Tour’s L.A. Poker Classic $10,000 Main Event is being held this week at the Commerce Casino and had 546 entries. The final table will be held later in the week.
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4:18Bernard welcomes David Peters to the show.
5:06David joins the show.
6:05David likes his given poker nickname, “Silent Assassin.” “I’m kind of just pretty quietly doing my own thing (and) going about my own business. It’s a fitting nickname.”
7:21David discusses what he enjoys about playing in the high roller events across the globe. “It’s very exciting to be able to play the highest stakes, compete at such a high level, compete against some of the best players in the world, and constantly being challenged and constantly facing tough decisions and being mentally challenged. I love it.”
8:36David describes what he does to constantly improve his game.
10:36David discusses a concept that he recently worked on, specifically thinking about what hands you should have when making certain moves. “There is nothing wrong with giving up on a hand…You can just check back knowing you’re going to lose, but sometimes you got to do it. Sometimes, going all-in, you’re going to lose more chips that way.”
14:06David reveals programs that he uses including Pio Solver, Equilab and Hold’em Resources Calculator.
15:29David discusses playing less online poker as compared to previously, but still tries to play in big online tournaments, such as SCOOP events.
17:43David reveals global locations that he enjoys including Barcelona and Australia.
18:52David describes traveling in Asian countries, which has many high roller poker tournaments. “I’m used to all the traveling and the super-long flights and some language barriers.”
20:03David describes his thought process and preparation for the 2019 U.S. Poker Open.
21:19David reveals that he would like to learn other poker games eventually. “I’d like to learn the other games at some point.”
22:34David briefly describes some unusual rules for short deck tournaments.
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24:42Bernard continues his interview with the 2019 US Poker Open (USPO) Main Event and overall Championship title winner, David Peters.
25:27David discusses his expectations going into the 2019 USPO. “I’m happy the way I played.”
25:27David discusses the probability of him winning the USPO overall Championship. “I knew I was a long shot. I knew I had to get exactly first and Stevie (Chidwick) and Sean (Winters) had to not cash. So those are very long odds to happen, I was mostly focusing on playing my best and doing well in this tournament.”
27:38David reveals if having a chance for 2019 USPO overall champion affected his play. “For the most part, I’m trying to win the tournament and play the best I can.”
29:21David discusses the similar and differing styles of these regular high roller players.
30:21David discusses his future poker goals including All-Time Money Leader and Player of the Year.
32:37David reveals which tournament that he would like to win the most. “The $300,000 Super High Roller Bowl, next to the WSOP Main Event, that is the tournament I want to win the most.”
33:24David describes playing in the $1 million The Big One for One Drop last summer at the 2018 WSOP.
35:08David gives advice to players and discusses the balance between playing and studying.
38:53David describes playing and winning the HK $500,000 no-limit hold’em 6-max where there was a huge bubble.
40:47David discusses being numb to the buy-in amounts. “You have to ignore it. You have to just play your game and do what you think is right.”
44:02David discusses the adjustment he makes when playing a non-high roller event.
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