Benyamine back but eighty88 dominates

David Benyamine
David Benyamine: Back and better than ever?

Few names carry as much weight in the online poker world as David Benyamine. After some time away from the game, the PLO expert is back to his old tricks.

The online world seems to have noticed; hundreds of thousands of dollars were traded back and forth in high-stakes PLO action yesterday night and early this morning.

Despite the fact the session included players like durrrr, MrSmokey1 and even Markus Golser at times, it was online player eighty88 who stole the show.

eighty88 went on the mother of all heaters and managed to rack up more than $400,000 by the end of the session, although he was down by substantial amounts at certain times of the day as well.

The verdict is still out on Benyamine, who appeared to finish up by about $100,000, but one thing is certain - no one gets a high-stakes PLO game going quicker than the man they call Benyamine.

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Here's a look at a pivotal hand between Benyamine and eighty88 with an $88,252 pot on the line:

Table Setup

Seat 1: tsarrast ($77,100)
Seat 2: David Benyamine ($43,897)
Seat 3: La Key U ($15,391)
Seat 4: eighty88 ($83,218.50)
Seat 5: Markus Golser ($14,192)
Seat 6: natso2 ($13,886)
natso2 posts the small blind of $200
tsarrast posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #5


David Benyamine raises to $1,400
La Key U folds
eighty88 calls $1,400
Markus Golser folds
natso2 folds
tsarrast folds

Flop [Q 3 9 ]

David Benyamine checks
eighty88 bets $2,400
David Benyamine raises to $10,600
eighty88 raises to $35,200
David Benyamine raises to $42,497, and is all-in
eighty88 calls $7,297
David Benyamine shows [8 A A 4 ]
eighty88 shows [T 8 5 Q ]

Turn [Q 3 9 ] [5 ]

River [Q 3 9 5 ] [Q ]

David Benyamine shows two pair, aces and queens
eighty88 shows a full house, queens full of fives
eighty88 wins the pot ($88,391) with a full house, queens full of fives
David Benyamine is sitting out

Summary Total pot $88,394 | Rake $3
Board: [Q 3 9 5 Q ]
Seat 1: tsarrast (big blind) folded before the flop
Seat 2: David Benyamine showed [8 A A 4 ] and lost with two pair, aces and queens
Seat 3: La Key U didn't bet (folded)
Seat 4: eighty88 showed [T 8 5 Q ] and won ($88,391) with a full house, queens full of fives
Seat 5: Markus Golser (button) didn't bet (folded)
Seat 6: natso2 (small blind) folded before the flop

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