David Peat is known as a professional poker player, party animal, and good-natured people’s person. Whenever poker pro David Peat is not making money at the poker table, chances are good that you will find him somewhere fun, like the nearest club or pool hall.
David Peat’s Poker Profile Stats:
- Name: David Peat
- Online player name: Viffer
- Location: Las Vegas, NV, United States
- Hobbies: partying, dating and shooting pool (he once played pool for a living)
- Total Winnings: $277,047
- You will recognize him by his: Very unusual hairstyles
Peat is a well known internet poker player who uses the handle Viffer. He is a regular at the Las Vegas poker cash game scene, although he also admits that he likes partying as much as he loves poker. It’s a good thing that he has energy enough for both, and some to spare, it seems. He is very regularly spotted at Las Vegas ring games, and prefers the high end tables like the $300 and $600’s.
He does not take part in that many tournaments but he has earned more than $277 thousand in tournament winnings. One of his most memorable wins was achieving 2nd place and earning $202 000 at the WPT World Championship of 2007.
David Peat aka ‘Viffer’ has been a pro poker player ever since he moved to Sin City in the early 2000’s. He is originally from the State of Ohio. He likes to play high-stakes no-limit cash games, and plays a lot of hands simultaneously.
It sometimes seams like Peat is slightly bored with the life of being a poker pro. Although he is light-hearted it sometimes seems like his head is somewhere else. He was also quoted in an article as having said that he would easily swop his lifestyle for something more fulfilling. In this interview he said that he realizes his lifestyle is not that fulfilling but he keeps playing as the money is good. He had a bit of an aha moment when he played against a final year law school student who told Peat that he wants nothing more but to quit his studies and turn pro. Peat then told the student that he would give everything he has to swop places with him. Although the life of a poker pro can be exciting due to the big cash wins, it is a lonely life and one without a sense of accomplishment. He said that the only accomplishment for him was winning money, that’s it.
More people noticed David Peat when appeared in the NBC show called Poker After Dark. He appeared in Season 4, 5, and 6 of this show and is known as the player who is most likely going to lighten the mood (while also lightening his opponent’s pockets). This show is an hour-long poker TV that made its debut on the first of January, 2007. Poker After Dark switched over to High Definition on January 4, 2010.