David Benyamine captured his first World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday night when he took down the $10k Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship for $535k.
The final table included a number of well-known names including Benyamine, Mike Matusow and Ram Vaswani, but in the end, it was Benyamine who took down the tournament. As soon as Matusow was dispatched in 5th place, Benyamine went on a rush and possessed a massive chip lead when he got heads-up with Greg Jamison. The tournament was over in a couple of hands after that, with Benyamine never being in danger of relinquishing his chip lead.
This continues what has been a very strong World Series of Poker for Benyamine. He finished 7th in the $5k No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball event for $59k, third in the $5k Pot Limit Omaha w/ Rebuys event for $316k, and 10th in the $5k Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo Championship event for $31k prior to his victory on Saturday night. Benyamine is clearly in the zone right now, and even has an additional $816k in cash game winnings on Full Tilt Poker to go along with his success at the World Series of Poker.
Prior to this year's World Series of Poker, Erick Lindgren was considered the best poker player in the world without a bracelet. After Lindgren won the $5k Mixed Event, everyone looked at David Benyamine as being the best player in the world who hadn't won a WSOP event. Now that they have both won bracelets, who is next on the list? Gus Hansen? Hansen has over $7 million dollars in lifetime tournament cashes, but has never won a World Series of Poker bracelet.
Back to Benyamine - he now has over $2 million dollars in lifetime tournament earnings, two WPT titles and a brand-new World Series of Poker bracelet. Not bad for a former professional tennis player.
Knowing Benyamine, he is going to celebrate this victory by immediately logging on to Full Tilt Poker and putting in a 4-5 session. Say what you what about Benyamine, but he has a passion for the game of poker and an incredible amount of stamina at the tables.
Full Tilt Poker sponsored players continue to dominate this year's World Series of Poker.
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