June of 2008 will likely always hold a special place in David Benyamine's heart.
Not only has the former professional tennis player done extremely well for himself at the World Series of Poker, but he has also been cleaning up online.
Let's start with the World Series of Poker. So far in 2008, Benyamine has cashed four times, made three final tables and won his first World Series of Poker bracelet. He just missed making the final table of the $5k Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo World Championship, taking 10th place for $30k. He made the final table of the $5k No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball w/ Rebuys event, taking 7th place for $59k. He finished 3rd at the $5k Pot Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys event for $316k. The crowning achievement though was his first place finish in the $10k Omaha Hi/Lo Split event, when he took down his first WSOP bracelet and the first-place prize money of $536k. Four extremely deep finishes in four different games, and nearly a million dollars in total cashes. That's impressive.
Speaking to Benyamine's incredible poker stamina and passion for the game, he didn't stop there. Benyamine, in between all of his deep tournament runs in June, still managed to put in at least 12,000 hands online at Full Tilt Poker. On some nights, Benyamine would play long into the night, even though he was due to play the final table of an event the very next day. Benyamine is known for playing extremely long sessions, and while most of his opponents were likely resting, he was making millions on Full Tilt Poker.
According to HighStakesDB, Benyamine is up $1.8 million dollars on Full Tilt Poker in June. This is a full one million dollars more than the next closest player, "pr1nnyraid". Benyamine has made approximately $700k playing high stakes No Limit Hold'em (his weaker game) and an additional $1.1 million playing Pot Limit Omaha. Note: HighStakesDB.com only tracks NLHE and PLO. Benyamine has put in thousands more hands in June playing Omaha Hi/Lo, H.O.R.S.E., etc.
Benyamine is now the biggest winner on Full Tilt in 2008. He has amassed a total of $4.02 million in profits, approximately $900k more than the previous biggest winner on the site, "ICallSoWhat".
David Benyamine continues to prove why he is one of the top all-around poker players in the world.
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