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David Benyamine Wins a Bracelet

Congratulations to Full Tilt Poker’s David Benyamine for winning his first career bracelet in the $10K World Championship Omaha Hi/Lo 8 or Better event.

Benyamine, an Omaha specialist, defeated a star-studded final table that boasted five past WSOP bracelet winners to claim the title and the more than $535K first-place prize money. Rounding out the final table were Team Full Tilt’s Mike Matusow, who finished fifth, and Full Tilt Poker’s Toto Leonidas, Ram Vaswani, and David Chiu who finished fourth, seventh and eighth respectively.

Lee Watkinson and Ben Roberts Final Table the $2K PLH Event

Congratulations to Full Tilt Poker pros Lee Watkinson and Ben Roberts who each reached the final table at the WSOP’s $2K Pot-Limit Hold ‘em tournament. Watkinson, who won his first bracelet in 2006, finished in fifth place taking home more than $63,000.

Roberts, who was in search of his first career bracelet, entered the table as a short stack and collected nearly $31,000 for his eighth-place finish.

Rob Hollink Wins WSOP Event #30

Congratulations to Full Tilt Poker’s Rob Hollink on his victory in WSOP Event #30, the $10K Limit Hold ‘em World Championship.

After an impressive performance in Event #19, cashing in the $1.5K Pot-Limit Omaha event, Rob finally struck gold in Event #30. From a starting field of 218 competitors, Rob worked his way to a tough final table including Team Full Tilt’s Andy Bloch. After a long day of play, he emerged the victor to claim $496K and his – and the Netherlands’ – first WSOP bracelet.

Andy Bloch and David Singer Just Can’t Stay Away from Final Tables

Congratulations to Team Full Tilt’s Andy Bloch and Full Tilt Poker’s David Singer who each made their second, final table appearances of the 2008 WSOP. Bloch, who finished second in Event #1, was back at the final table again in Event #30, the $10K World Championship Limit Hold ‘em tournament. He finished the event in seventh place, taking home nearly $89K in prize money.

Singer, who won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #3, returned to the final table in Event #29, where he finished fifth. Singer earned more than $112K for his performance.

Benyamine and Juanda Final Table WSOP Event #28

Congratulations to Full Tilt Poker’s David Benyamine and Team Full Tilt’s John Juanda on reaching the final table in the $5K Pot-Limit Omaha with Rebuys event.

Benyamine, considered one of the best PLO players in the world, finished third in the event, earning a hefty $316,307 for his efforts. Juanda, known as more of a No-Limit Hold ‘em specialist, also had an extremely strong showing, taking sixth place and earning $154,296.

Just missing the final table was Team Full Tilt’s Chris Ferguson, who earned $69,433 for his 10th-place finish.

Kenny Tran Claims Victory in WSOP Event #25

Congratulations to Full Tilt Poker’s Kenny Tran for his win in WSOP Event #25, the $10K Heads-Up No-Limit Hold ‘em World Championship. He worked his way to the top of the pack of 256 players – taking out eight opponents back-to-back in heads-up play – to earn almost $540K and his first WSOP bracelet.

Max Pescatori Takes Down Event #24 to Win Second Bracelet

Congratulations to Full Tilt Poker’s Max Pescatori on winning WSOP Event #24, the $2.5K Pot-Limit Hold ‘em/Omaha event, and earning his second bracelet.

After battling through a starting field of 457 entrants, Max finally made it to the final table where he faced still more serious competition, including the likes of Team Full Tilt’s Allen Cunningham. His perseverance led him to heads-up play with Kyle Kloeckner. After taking a huge chip-lead early on, Max pushed his way to the finish to take home over $246K – and his second WSOP bracelet.

Jens Voertmann Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $3K HORSE Event

Congratulations to Full Tilt Poker’s Jens Voertmann of Dortmund, Germany, for his victory in WSOP Event #22, the $3K HORSE event.

Jens faced over 414 competitors before reaching a pro-heavy final table, including Team Full Tilt’s Jennifer Harman and Full Tilt Poker pro Steve Zolotow. He managed to endure gruelling hours of play, working his way through different games and opponents. In the end, this skill and effort paid off in the form of Jens’ first bracelet and $298K.

One More Time for Mikey!

Congratulations to Team Full Tilt’s Mike “the Mouth” Matusow on winning WSOP Event #18, the $5K No-Limit 2-7 Draw with Rebuys and taking home his third bracelet.

Mike worked his way to victory after facing a field of 85 tough competitors only to reach a final table made up of some poker’s greatest players, including fellow Team Full Tilt member Erick Lindgren and Full Tilt Poker pro David Benyamine. As one of the final two at the table, Mike found himself heads up against Jeff Lisandro. After battling back and forth for almost two hours, Mike came out on top to claim his third bracelet and over $537K.

Seidel and Oppenheim reach final table of WSOP Event #14

Congratulations to Team Full Tilt’s Erik Seidel and Full Tilt Poker pro David Oppenheim on making the final table of WSOP Event #14, the $10K Seven-Card Stud World Championship. Seidel, looking for his ninth gold bracelet, finished in fifth place for just over $90K. Oppenheim, who came to the final table as chip leader, was eliminated in seventh place and took home nearly $60K.

Mueller and Cernuto Headline Weekend Action at WSOP

It was another big weekend for Full Tilt Poker pros at the World Series of Poker. Leading the charge was Greg Mueller as he took second place in Event #11, a $5K No-Limit Hold ‘em shootout, cashing for just under $300K. Team Full Tilt’s John Juanda finished in seventh place, just narrowly missing out on the final table.

John Cernuto also had a big weekend, finishing third in Event #10, an Omaha/7-Card Stud Hi/Lo mixed event. “Miami” John took home more than $85K for his performance. Full Tilt Poker pros also had a strong showing at Event #8, the $10K World Championship Mixed Event, with both Eli Elezra and Jeff Madsen making the final table. Madsen finished seventh for more than $50K, and Elezra took third and over $100K in winnings. Gus Hansen and David Oppenheim both just missed the final table cut, coming in 10th and 9th respectively.

Last but certainly not least, Markus Golsertook sixth place in Event #12, a $1,500 Limit Hold ‘em tournament, for more than $50K. Erick Lindgren, fresh off winning his first bracelet, came in 10th place and just missed out on making his second final table of the Series.