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The 2018 Aria Fall Madness recently played out at the Aria Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. The weeklong high-stakes series ran from October 30 to November 6 and bringing the curtains down on the series was the $100,000 Super High Roller that saw a total of 24 entries in contention for the title. Eventually, it was Vegas-local David Peters (cover image) who won the title for $1,104,000.
This is Peters’ fifth title this year, and he has beefed up his live tournament winnings to $27,815,923.With this win, he has climbed to sixth place on the all-time money list, above names like Antonio Esfandiari (7th – $27,685,055) and Phil Ivey (8th – $27,685,055).
This was Peters’ second major score at the series as he had picked up a third place finish in the $50K High Roller just a few days ago for $200,000.
Aria shared the news of Peters’ win on Twitter.
David always seems to come up big in the ultra high buy-in events here
Thanks to all the players who participated, was a fun event to run. pic.twitter.com/PUxjyQjv6x
— Paul Campbell (@TDPaulCampbell) November 8, 2018
A prize pool of $2,400,000 was generated in the event and given the astronomical buy-in of the event, some of the best high stakes regulars came out to take a shot at poker glory. As is the game, most of them failed to cross the money line but keeping the pace up was a group of Aria regulars like Jake Schindler and Peters, who were among the four finalists to make it to the final table.
Benjamin Tollerene was the first casualty on the final table at fourth place. Crashing in third place was high stakes regular Jake Schindler. Schindler’s elimination set the heads-up finale in motion.
In heads-up play, Peters clashed with Rick Salomon and both fought hard for the title. Peters first survived a hand where he had a slim chance to win, and then flopped a full house in the next one where he held king-queen against Salomon’s pocket tens to double up. There on it wasn’t long before Peters had all the chips in play and was posing for pictures!
1.David Peters – $1,104,000
2. Rick Salomon – $672,000
3. Jake Schindler – $384,000
4. Benjamin Tollerene – $240,000
Among the other winners at the series were Anthony Alberto ($10K PLO for $128,800), Jared Jaffee ($10K NLHE for $132,000), Sam Soverel ($10K Short Deck for $81,000), Matthias Elbinger ($50K NLHE for $575,000) and Stephen Chidwick ($25K NLHE for $283,000).