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- Poker player of French origin.
Benyamine has enjoyed an array of poker tournament results over the years, notably a win in 2003 at the Aviation Club's Grand Prix de Paris and, more recently, a very productive 2008, which included a WSOP bracelet win in the $10k O8 event, third place in a PLO event during the same series and a runner-up finish to Michael Watson in the Bellagio Cup in July.
His 2008 gross tournament results totaled more than $2.2M and his lifetime gross cashes top $3.3M.
Notoriety and Personal Life
Aside from his tournament prowess, Benyamine is known for his willingness to play any form of poker (HORSE, PLO, NLHE, LHE) and play marathon sessions that stretch out all day and all of the night.
He is a former star tennis player and also the fiancee of poker professional Erica Schoenberg.