Tuesday, September 12, 2006


Here are sample results of the big players on FullTiltPoker and ultimatebet. The format is: username, result, sample size.


Limit Texas hold'em
serefecheers, +$384k, 8427 hands
TexasLimitKing, +$360k, 10,559h
John D'Agostino, +$208k, 22,245h
eastsideslim, +$169k, 4392h
reztes757, +$131k, 15,788h
Skywalker1709, -$295k, 5057h
mrnutz (Thomas Keller), -$199k, 2500h
David Oppenheim, -$146k, 1810h

No-limit Texas hold'em
sbrugby, +$348k, 26,948h
dsindy, +$271k, 20,271h
wuddacooler, +$196k, 11,877h
Spirit Rock (Prahlad Friedman), +$182k, 15,137h
Luigi66369 (Patrik Antonius), +$177k, 154h
Mike Matusow, -$272k, 36,693h
TeeDitty (possibly Tuan Le), -$270k, 1148h
ballsrider, -$173k, 225h

Omaha (High and High-Low)
mrnutz, +$836k, 7715h
Luigi66369, +$558k, 9794h
livewinner, +$501k, 5377h
David Benyamine, +$472k, 21,017h
John D'Agostino, +$405k, 11,462h
Erik1223, -$586k, 7525h
CaseyAtTheBat, -$485k, 2828h
ballsrider - may be another Benyamine handle ;o), -$467k, 8924h


Limit Texas hold'em
monopolized, +$398k, 21,367h
nojob, +$314k, 21,845h
jedangsky, +$297k, 16,587h
sunshine2005, +$253k, 16,078h
Hoss_TBF, +$234k, 23,046h
Far, -$247k, 22,627h
flopjunkie, -$218k, 19,971h
fabfastfreddi, -$211k, 8249h

No-limit Texas hold'em

Green Plastic (Taylor Caby), +$386k, 25,398h
gandi9, +$361k, 24,635h
hazards21, +$257k, 27,567h
durrr, +$226k, 11,084h
KOMIJENDO, +$209k, 14,762h
18quills, -$299k, 14,182h
waynecoal, -$218k, 13,480h
robdiamo, -$156k, 5102h

Omaha (High and High-Low)
Shadowclowns, +$412k, 3018h
B2Bullets, +$355k, 6194h
Mahatma (Prahlad Friedman), +$276k, 28,442h
Magglio, +$264k, 3080h
372johnA, +$243k, 27,348h
buckskin, -$559k, 11,002h
Degain123, -$320k, 12,172h
idahopotato, -$271k, 2060h

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Updated Stats

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Updated Online Stats

Gus Has been having a good few days (click to make bigger):

David's good run came to an end, $600k gone in the last few days in PLO mostly to Luigi66369 (=Antonius?), Gus Hansen and Erik1223 (click to make bigger):

Rumours Mike Matusow dropped big are also true, not sure how much but he did manage to lose $400,000+ from Friday/Saturday.

Friday, August 25, 2006

Online Play

David plays as "looseslots" on Full Tilt Poker and is one of the most consistent winners from the many Pros on the site.

David has won more than $1 million over the past 10 days as shown by these datamined stats from pokertracker (14th Aug - 24th Aug):

David's Omaha over last 10 days - Click image to make bigger:

Note: PLO 400: 400 is the BB so it's PLO 200-400

Top 5 winners on FTP last 10 days - Click image to make bigger:

Losers on FTP last 10 days - Click image to make bigger

Full Tilt Pros over Last 10 Days - Click to make bigger

Tournament Results

07-Aug-06 $ 10,000 Bellagio Cup II - No Limit Hold'em
Bellagio Cup II, Las Vegas 30th $ 17,145

08-May-06 $ 10,000 Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em
2006 WSOP Circuit - Caesars Las Vegas, Las Vegas 13th $ 23,575

15-Dec-05 $ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em Shootout
FullTilt.net Poker Global Poker Challenge, Las Vegas 4th $ 40,000

30-Aug-05 No Limit Hold'em
World Poker Tour Battle of Champions II, Los Angeles 1st $ 25,000

07-Nov-04 € 800 No Limit Hold'em
Master Classics of Poker 2004, Amsterdam 6th € 11,061 $ 14,341

06-Nov-04 Semi-Final III
Pacific Poker UK Open, Maidstone 4th $ 15,000
03-Nov-04 $ 10,000 Heat 14
Pacific Poker UK Open, Maidstone 1st

10-Sep-04 € 5,710 Episode 6
The Gaming Club World Poker Championship (Pot Limit Hold'em), Dublin 15th

17-Jul-04 € 10,000 Grand Prix de Paris / WPT - No Limit Hold'em
Rendez Vous a Paris, Paris 23rd € 10,000 $ 12,193

18-Mar-04 $ 7,000 Limit Hold'em Championship Final Day
2004 - PartyPoker.com Million III Limit Hold'em, Cruise 76th $ 2,000

21-Feb-04 $ 9,900 No Limit Hold'em Championship - WPT
2004 L.A. Poker Classic, Los Angeles 6th $ 132,355

04-Dec-03 $ 1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi/Lo
2003 Bellagio Five-Diamond World Poker Classic, Las Vegas 3rd $ 20,603

10-Jul-03 € 10,000 Grand Prix de Paris / WPT
Summer Tournament 2003, Paris 1st € 357,200 $ 410,886

20-Jun-02 $ 2,500 Limit Hold'em
Bellagio $2,500 Limit Hold'em, Las Vegas 3rd $ 26,100

13-Feb-02 € 1,000 No Limit Holdem
Euro Finals of Poker 2002, Paris 1st € 34,300 $ 29,428

02-Feb-02 € 2,000 European Omaha Championship
Euro Finals of Poker 2002, Paris 2nd € 28,400 $ 24,366

25-Jun-01 FF 5,000 No Limit Hold'em
Summer Tournament 2001, Paris 8th FF 11,500 $ 1,511

10-Feb-01 FF 30,000 European Championship - No Limit Hold'em
Euro Finals of Poker 2001, Paris 2nd FF 467,000 $ 66,666

05-Feb-01 FF 5,000 No Limit Hold'em
Euro Finals of Poker 2001, Paris 3rd FF 14,920 $ 2,130

09-Dec-00 FF 5,000 No Limit Holdem
Winter Tournament 2000, Paris 2nd FF 157,300 $ 20,910

07-Dec-00 FF 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Winter Tournament 2000, Paris 2nd FF 133,900 $ 17,800

23-Sep-00 FF 10,000 No Limit Hold'em
Autumn Tournament 2000, Paris 1st FF 371,000 $ 48,944

09-Mar-00 FF 5,000 Pot Limit Omaha
Euro Finals of Poker 2000, Paris 6th FF 23,100 $ 3,398

07-Mar-00 FF 5,000 Pot Limit Holdem/Omaha
Euro Finals of Poker 2000, Paris 1st FF 233,600 $ 34,358

07-Sep-99 FF 200 No Limit Hold'em
Autumn Tournament 1999, Paris 1st FF 17,050 $ 2,757

03-Sep-99 FF 2,500 Hold'em/Omaha Mixed
Autumn Tournament 1999, Paris 9th FF 2,500 $ 404

02-Sep-99 FF 2,500 No Limit Hold'em
Autumn Tournament 1999, Paris 8th FF 3,800 $ 615

27-Jun-99 FF 1,000 No Limit Holdem
Summer Festival 1999, Paris 8th FF 1,400 $ 222

David Benyamine Bio

Frenchman David Benyamine is best remembered as the winner of the 2003 Grand Prix de Paris. It was the second season of that World Poker Tour (WPT) event, and Benyamine took home €357,200 for his victory. As of 2005, his total live tournament winnings exceed $700,000.

Another of his more notable WPT achievements is bagging 6th place at the 2nd season of the 2004 L.A. Poker Classic. Though David Benyamine did not place within the top 5, he walked away with $132,355. Benyamine is also the winner of the WPT Battle of Champions II invitational event, where he bested a final table that included poker greats such as Mel "Silver Fox" Judah, "Cowboy" Hoyt Corkins, Phil "Unabomber" Laak and Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari.

Benyamine may not be frequently visible in tournaments, but he constantly proves himself a worthy opponent at the tables. In a short interview with Cardchat.com, Dave Colclough, British top-ranking Omaha expert, said that he considers David Benyamine and Rob Hollink of the Netherlands to be Europe's top players. The charismatic Canadian player Isabelle Mercier also credits Benyamine (as well as Dave Ulliott) for helping her improve her play.

Benyamine was born on July 5, in Paris. He learned poker at the age of 12. He eventually became a successful billiards player. He was a former tennis star, but back problems ended his career early. Not to be daunted, he persevered in finding a sport where he could make his way to the top, and found his niche in poker.
He considers his relentless drive for self-improvement as one of his most important traits. "It's a lot about knowing yourself," he has been quoted as saying. "I think I don't know myself enough right now."

Benyamine enjoys the reputation of being a "Parisian playboy." He is also no stranger to controversy. According to an article on No-treason.com, he was arrested when he flew into the United States for the 2004 Bellagio/WSOP tournaments. As the rumor goes, this was due to a mix-up on names: David Benyamine shared the same name as a suspected terrorist. There was also some speculation as to why he was entering the United States with so much cash on hand.

As a result of this encounter, the $25,000 that Benyamine had traveled into the United States with was confiscated, and he was deported. Moreover, he was banned from the United States for a year. The truth to these speculations has yet to come out. At any rate, Benyamine returned to play in 2005, for Season Four of the WPT.
David Benyamine currently plays high-stakes cash games on a regular basis. He also enjoys the company of his baby girl. He lives in the south of France.