France's David Benyamine Joins International Stadiums Poker Tour

France's David Benyamine Joins International Stadiums Poker TourNine months ahead of the International Stadiums Poker Tour (ISPT) inaugural event, the number of players registering for the mega-tournament at Wembley Stadium has continued to grow and currently stands at 3,334. So too has the number of professional poker players promoting the €600 buy-in event and now David Benyamine has become the latest official ISPT Ambassador, adding his name to a list which already includes Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, Sam Trickett, Liz Lieu and Patrik Antonius.
Scheduled to take place from May 31st to June 6, 2013, the week-long tournament is expected to attract around 30,000 people to create a prize pool worth €20 million, half of which will go to the eventual champion. The giant tournament is the brainchild of Bernard and Laurent Tapie who, like their latest recruit David Benyamine, hail from France.
The 40 year-old high-stakes cash game player is a Pot-Limit Omaha specialist, but started dabbling in tournaments back in 1999, with his break-out year coming in 2008 when he earned $2,212,247 in live cashes, including capturing a WSOP bracelet at the $10k Omaha Hi-Low Split event for $535,687. Since then David Benyamine has gone on to accumulate $6,365,610 in tournament cashes, his most recent victory coming last week at the Aviation Club de France, where he won the €5k PLO – Triple Chance WPT for €94,050 ($118,408). Benyamine is currently one of the highest ranked poker tournament player from France, second only to Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier.
Commenting on their latest signing, an ISPT announcement quoted on Cardplayer said, albeit in broken English: “David Benyamine made his announce while the Partouche Poker Tour, he becomes, now, the new French ambassador of ISPT. He just made few results under ISPT colors like his 4th place during the €3,000 side event of the Partouche Poker Tour and his victory during the €5,000 PLO prelude to WPT Paris 2012.”

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