French professional poker player, David Benyamine, has gained a name for himself as one of the world's top high stakes cash poker players.
David Benyamine Background
David Benyamine was born in 1972 in France and is said to have begun playing poker at the age of 12. He has since earned himself the reputation of being one of the top world cash poker gamers for high stakes. Risk taking and high stakes are a part of his poker gaming. Possibly best known as the winner of the 2003 Grand Prix de Paris event, David Benyamine is believed to have won massive amounts of prize money. In terms of winnings, he is considered to be France's number one poker player.
On a personal note, David Benyamine spends time with his fiancée, Erica Schoenberg who is also a professional poker player.
The Beginnings of a Professional Poker Career
The exciting encounters and thrilling action involved in poker seem to be a part of nature for David Benyamine. He started his competitive career history in the field of tennis, but following an injury moved to the billiards table and then into the poker arena. He began playing at low stake poker games before moving to higher stakes at the Aviation Club in Paris, renowned in France for its big money games.
David Benyamine enjoys playing high staked cash poker games and Hold'em and Omaha seem to be his strongest poker pursuits. He appears to have become a more frequent tournament participant in 2008 and earned his first WSOP bracelet earlier in the year.
David Benyamine – Career Highlights
- 2003 – He won the Grand Prix de Paris with a prize of almost $411,000
- 2005 – World Poker Tour (WPT) Battle of Champions winner
- 2008 – WSOP bracelet winner at $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Split 8 or better event
In addition, he finished in second place at the 2008 World Poker Tour's Bellagio Cup IV, making large winnings of over $840,000. It is interesting to note that the final table of this event was shown on television.
David Benyamine has a history of big wins at the 'Big Game' at the Bellagio. This involves particularly high stakes and David Benyamine has been known to take risks with the rest and come out on top at these mixed poker games. However, when one plays for high stakes, when one loses this means one loses big as well. This means that after creating a large bankroll, much of it is then risked at more high staked poker games.
David Benyamine prefers to play at high risk and high limit poker games, which when on top of his game can create massive winnings. He is believed to have earned over $3 million at poker tournaments. Although until recently David Benyamine was one of the professional players at the Full Tilt online poker site, it appears that his name is no longer listed at this location.
David Benyamine has earned himself a reputation for playing with very high stakes, if not the highest, at online poker games.