Poker professional, David Benyamine, has now distinguished himself from other talented poker players by winning his first ever World Series of Poker Bracelet. It happened in Event #37, the $10,000 Omaha High-Low Split Tournament. Benyamine beat 235 talented players in Event #37, where several of the final ten players were previous bracelet winners. His competition was not easy, including that of Toto Leonidas (fourth place), Make Matusow (fifth place), and David Chiu (eighth place). He walked away with $535,687 of the $2,409,000 prize pool.
At this time, Benyamine has made three final tables. He finished seventh in the $5K No-Limit 2-7 Draw Event, third in the $5K Pot-Limit Omaha Event, and the first place bracelet win in the $10K Omaha High-Low Split Tournament. He has also cashed four times and leads all of the other poker players in prize money won.
A native of Paris, France, Benyamine is known for his skill and supremacy at cash games, although he did not begin his professionally competitive career with poker. Before experiencing severe back pain, Benyamine was a incredible French tennis player. After switching his game to billiards, he also climbed the ranks becoming one of the top ten billiard players in all of France. However, Benyamine was convinced that he could achieve even higher success at the poker table. He was right.
Benyamine says he has not been all that consistent with tournaments, but that this year has been a good one so far.