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David Peters in the Driver’s Seat after WPT Fall Classic Main Event Day 2

The WPT Montreal C$3,850 Main Event is progressing into Day 3 after the three starting flights and Day 2 of the event wrapped up. The starting field of 606 players has been whittled down to just 43 survivors, who are to resume play today at 12 pm local time. The pack of remaining players already managed to secure a place among the paid positions, but the competition is expected to be fierce as all the players are eyeing the biggest chunk of the pie estimated to be C$403,570 and the trophy. With only a few minutes left from the last level, David Peters managed to assume the chip lead position and march into Day 3 as the one holding the largest stack of chips.

WPT Fall Classic Main Event attracted a star-packed field. While many strong contenders hit the rail, the trimmed field is still full of good storylines heading into Day 3 of the event. The money bubble burst in the second half of Day 2, when the field was narrowed to 76 players.

By the time Day 2 of the event was completed, David Peters bagged the chip lead. The player catapulted his starting stack of chips to a chip castle worth 1.614 million. The lucky Peters won a big pot against Christian Harder, who is also not a rookie at the poker tables.

Peters Leads after WPT Fall Classic Main Event Day 2

In fact, just a few minutes before the clock announced the end of Day 2, David Peters and Christian Harder locked horns in an all-in confrontation, which was the result of a long betting and raising battle between the two opponents.

The right cards appeared at the right time for Peters, who tabled [10h][9h] against Harder’s [Kx][Qx]. The cards, which landed on the board shattered Harder’s hopes for top pair. Peters, on the other hand, flopped a straight to see his stack of chips growing enormously. Hence, Feizal Satchu had the chip lead snagged from him. The former chip leader became Peters’ nearest rival, finishing the day with a stack of 1.521 million in chips.

As for Peter’s poker career, it is interesting to note that he is not a stranger to the poker community. According to his the Hendon Mob career profile, Peters has started to play poker as far back as 2006. At present, his total live earnings amount to $18,083,142, with a best live cash of $2,309,000.

Despite his long career, the player’s collection of trophies lacks a WPT title. In 2013, he was a close shave, when he reached the six-handed battle, but had to settle for $173,993 being knocked out in 6th place. It seems that the player is vying his first WPT title, but on 16th November it will become clear if he is to be the one to snare WPT’s long-coveted trophy.