Benyamine joins $600k-pot club

David Benyamine
Full Tilt pro David Benyamine: rich like an astronaut.

It took roughly 11 years to see online poker's first $600k pot. It then took all of about 11 hours to see its second.

The lust for high-stakes No-Limit Hold'em lately showed no signs of slowing over the weekend with a steady lineup of big name pros stepping up to Full Tilt's marquee $500/$1,000 RailHeaven table.

The big story of the weekend came near the very beginning, as just 11 hours after high-stakes fish patatino made online poker history with a $610k pot Friday morning, David Benyamine almost one-upped him with a $600k pot of his own Friday night.

Benyamine's victim was fellow high-stakes icon Patrik Antonius, who ran his flopped set of sixes into Benyamine's turned set of aces.

Sitting with a stack of $557k when the big hand came up, Benyamine went on to push his stack in the session to just under $1 million.

The hand history, as tracked by the PL.com MarketPulse software, below:

8048817158 TABLE : RailHeaven (six-max) $500/$1,000 - No-Limit Hold'em - Fri Sep 12 2008 - 9:58pm ET

Table Setup

Seat 1: PrtectYaNeck ($117,693)
Seat 2: David Benyamine ($557,483.75)
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($301,874)
PrtectYaNeck posts the small blind of $500
David Benyamine posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #3

Pre-Flop

Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $3,500
PrtectYaNeck folds
David Benyamine raises to $16,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $12,500

Flop: [6 J T]

David Benyamine has 15 seconds left to act
David Benyamine bets $28,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius has requested TIME
Patrik Antonius calls $28,000

Turn: [6 J T][A]

David Benyamine has 15 seconds left to act
David Benyamine has requested TIME
David Benyamine checks
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius bets $54,000
David Benyamine has 15 seconds left to act
David Benyamine has requested TIME
David Benyamine raises to $312,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius has requested TIME
Patrik Antonius calls $203,874, and is all-in
David Benyamine shows [A A]
Patrik Antonius [6 6]
Uncalled bet of $54,126 returned to David Benyamine

River: [6 J T][A][Q]

David Benyamine shows three-of-a-kind, aces
Patrik Antonius shows three-of-a-kind, sixes
David Benyamine wins the pot ($604,247) with three-of-a-kind, aces
Patrik Antonius adds $50,000

Summary

Total pot $604,248 | Rake $1
Board: [6 J T A Q]
Seat 1: PrtectYaNeck (small blind) folded before the flop
Seat 2: David Benyamine (big blind) showed [A A] and won ($604,247) with three-of-a-kind, aces
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius (button) showed [6 6] and lost with three-of-a-kind, sixes

To see more big pots from the weekend sessions, or more of the 100 biggest pots won online over the past day, week, month and year, jump over to the MarketPulse section.

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