Griffin Benger: 2016 WSOP November Nine Bio | World Series of Poker

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19 July 2016, Created By: PokerListings.com
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Griffin Benger: 2016 WSOP November Nine Bio | World Series of Poker

A legend in the video game world for his Counter Strike prowess. Former #1 ranked player in online poker tournaments. $1m winner of the first season of PokerStars' Shark Cage.

It's safe to say Griffin "Flush_Entity" Benger has racked up some impressive CV credentials in his career and they've just become even better.

He's now a member of the 2016 WSOP November Nine with a chance to become the 2016 World Series of Poker Main Event champion. 

For the 31-year-old Benger, from Toronto, Canada, it might just be par for the course. Playing Counter Strike as a teenager under the name ShaGuar, Benger racked up accolades at an impressive rate and became a world champion with his team NoA.

He transitioned to poker in 2006 and, under the tutelage of fellow Torontonian Shyam Srinivasan, soon became the #1 online player in the world according to the Pocket Fives rankings.

He won the first season of PokerStars' Shark Cage in 2014 against Mike Tindall for $1m and also won the €10,000 EPT Berlin High Roller for €429,000. 

A former student of sports journlaism, Benger just finished a two-month stint as a co-commentator for the inaugural season of the Global Poker League. From Toronto, Benger is a big Blue Jays and Maple Leafs fan and was flying the Jays colors throughout his run to the final table. 

Benger's biggest hand on Day 7 was easily a huge confrontation with the UK's William Kassouf when a pre-flop raising (and verbal) war ended with the chips all in and Benger's AA ultimately holding vs. Kassouf's KK.

Chip Count: 26,175,000
Position: 7
Nationality: Canadian
Age: 31
Hometown: Toronto
Career Live Tournament Earnings: $2,395,406
WSOP Cashes: 13
Online Nickname:  Flush_Entity
Twitter Handle: @GriffinBenger

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