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Peters, Soverel on top of High Roller of the Year leaderboard

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Peters, Soverel on top of High Roller of the Year leaderboard

The Aria Fall Madness poker series has been a success all around, but particularly for two high-stakes players. Sam Soverel and David Peters took down a combined three events and pocketed $1.8 million, giving them an extra boost in the Poker Central High Roller of the Year race. Soverel is leading the charge with 1,560 points with Peters trailing 235 points behind.

Soverel took both the $10,500 NLHE Short-Deck and the $10,000 NLHE Short-Deck events. He added a second-place finish at the $52,000 NLHE event, ultimate taking home $533,600 between the three. He has eight titles to his credit this year, with all of them scored at Aria events.

Peters made it to third place at the $52,000 before being eliminated. This didn’t deter the high roller, though, and he would go on to take down the $103,000 Super High Roller tournament. That event attracted 24 entries, and Peters scored $1.1 million for his performance. It was the fifth time this year he won a pot worth seven figures.

There are only seven qualifying games left in the season for the High Roller of the Year race. The next event will be the Aria’s $300,000 tournament, which is scheduled to get underway on December 17. Cary Katz and Justin Bonomo, who currently sit in third and fourth place, respectively, could still threaten to take over if they can provide strong performances. It won’t be easy, though, as Katz has 1,255 points and Bonomo, only 1,025.


Hailing from Wisconsin but arriving in Las Vegas in 1995, I'm better known at various US online poker rooms under the pen name "OreoBob" and "SoyFlush". I'm an avid poker player and editor-at-large who has contributed as a freelance writer for diverse national and international iGaming publications since 2004.

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