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Big week online for Benyamine
Perhaps getting lucky in love has brought a little luck to David Benyamine's poker game as well. The pro, who got engaged earlier this year to fellow Full Tilt Poker pro Erica Schoenberg, had quite the productive week online.
According to HighStakesReport.com and HighStakesdb.com, Benyamine has had several winning sessions of hundreds of thousands of dollars this past week.
His streak for the week began Aug. 4 when he picked up $314,000 over 21 sessions of Pot-Limit Omaha on Full Tilt Poker. Most of that money came from EDEE's wallet.
EDEE ended up losing about $500k for the day to various opponents online. About $100k of his losses were from one of his hands against Benyamine.
Benyamine was in the small blind with EDEE in the big blind, and Benyamine calls the big blind. EDEE raises it up to $1,200, which Benyamine promptly calls.
The flop comes 6c-8d-Qs, and EDEE bets $2,400 with Benyamine calling.
The turn brings a king of spades, and EDEE checks and then raises it to $16,800 after Benyamine bets $3,200. Benyamine then goes all-in and gets a call from EDEE.
Benyamine turns up 7c-5c-8c-8s to EDEE's 9s-8h-Js-Ah. The river pairs up the queen on the board giving Benyamine a full house and the $100,792 pot.
He rolled in some more cash on Tuesday with a little $1,000/$2,000 H.O.R.S.E. action on the poker site as well.
At a table that also included Eli Elezra and Doyle Brunson, Benyamine boosted his bankroll by $143,000 during the session. Brunson, who plays as texdolly, also pulled off a $69k win, while Elezra put a $142,000 dent in his bankroll according to HighStakesReport.com.
Benyamine was back at a little H.O.R.S.E. play the following day and his winning ways were still with him.
Elezra returned for a little more punishment, and Gus Hansen and Andy Bloch also took a seat at Benyamine's table. After 620 hands of play, Benyamine was up another $163,000, while Elezra took a $22,000 hit, and Hansen was down $81,000.
The next day Benyamine took on the $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha, but didn't get the same results. Sitting at a table with Hansen again, Benyamine lost $129,000, while Hansen more than made up for his H.O.R.S.E. loss with a $432,000 winning session.
Switching to $1,000/$2,000 Limit Omaha Hi-Lo that same day, Benyamine got his revenge and took a big chunk of his $427,000 winnings from that session directly from Gus Hansen's pocket. Hansen shipped $293,000 over to Benyamine during the game.
Andy Bloch even joined in and ended up losing $74,000 in the process.