Benyamine turned No-Limit corner?

David Benyamine

He's arguably the best Pot-Limit Omaha player in the entire world, but David Benyamine has always had one major leak: No-Limit Hold'em.

An overall loser in Hold'em by his own admission, Benyamine has garnered himself a bit of a reputation as a high-stakes Hold'em fish among the game's regulars.

Warranted or not, the truth is in the waiting list - i.e. when Benyamine sits, he never suffers for tablemates.

If his latest high-stakes NL sessions on Full Tilt are any indication, though, that impression may be in need of a reevaluation.

Benyamine's been stepping up for quite a few high-stakes NL Hold'em sessions over the last few months and more than holding his own, showing up a $320k winner in Hold'em on Full Tilt.

Whatever the reason for the turnaround, Benyamine has been all over the MarketPulse biggest pots list again and took the biggest pot so far today off another top NL Hold'em specialist, Ariel "DaEvils" Schneller.

The hand history, as tracked by the MarketPulse software:

8012104698 TABLE : Canfield (six-max) $200/$400 - No-Limit Hold'em - Wed Sep 10 2008 - 3:49am ET

Table Setup

Seat 2: David Benyamine ($72,191.50)
Seat 5: DaEvils ($71,680.50)
DaEvils posts the small blind of $200
David Benyamine posts the big blind of $400
The button is in seat #5


DaEvils raises to $1,200
David Benyamine raises to $3,600
DaEvils calls $2,400

Flop: [9 3 Q]

David Benyamine bets $6,400
DaEvils calls $6,400

Turn: [9 3 Q][Q]

David Benyamine checks
DaEvils has 15 seconds left to act
DaEvils bets $15,200
David Benyamine raises to $62,191.50, and is all-in
DaEvils calls $46,480.50, and is all-in
David Benyamine shows [9 9]
DaEvils shows [2 Q]
Uncalled bet of $511 returned to David Benyamine

River: [9 3 Q][Q][6]

David Benyamine shows a full house, nines full of queens
DaEvils shows three of a kind, queens
David Benyamine wins the pot ($143,360.50) with a full house, nines full of queens
DaEvils is sitting out


Total pot $143,361 | Rake $0.50
Board: [9 3#QQ 6]
Seat 2: David Benyamine (big blind) showed [9 9] and won ($143,360.50) with a full house, nines full of queens
Seat 5: DaEvils (small blind) showed [2 Q] and lost with three of a kind, queens

To see more big pots from Benyamine's latest 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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