Benyamine Win Party Poker Premier League IV!

19th February, 2010

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French professional poker player, David Benyamine, has taken down Party Pokers Premier League IV tournament in Las Vegas. The now resident of Las vegas won over a final table that included: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Laak, Roland De Wolfe, Luke FullFlush Schwartz and online qualifier Giovanni Safina.

Benyamine has taken a lot of time out of the spotlight recently, but is back in business after taking out Luke Schwartz heads up.

It feels really good winning a title, Im not used to it, said Benyamine. The whole time I never thought about winning, I just wanted to do what I thought was right. I know people always say that when they win but its true. I havent really been around for a while and I hope this gives me momentum going forward! I really enjoyed the format and competition Im sure it will make great TV.

Position in these final tables can help and I didnt do anything special today, I just got hands at the right time and played my own game. Luke (Schwartz) is a very impulsive player but I just stuck to my own game heads-up and it was enough.

The runner-up was Luke FullFlush Schwartz, whose table talk and banter featured a great deal all week. Im really, really disappointed, said Luke, I think I played the best this week and deserved to come first but thats the way it goes.

One man who basked in glory was online qualifier Safina. This was a mind blowing experience, truly amazing. I am happy with my result. It is just so fantastic that one online qualifier like me who invested so little money on an online site can get to such a big stage as this playing with the best players in the world for a whole week in the Party Poker Premier League.

A PartyPoker spokesman said: Congratulations to David - it has been a fantastic week and was such a spectacle at a fantastic location in the form of the M Resort. The story of Giovanni Safina is inspiring, what a dream ticket for 100 euros! Yes, you get an online qualifier who wins millions in a big tournament quite frequently but this was different. You had an online qualifier who was thrown in the lions den in a league over seven intense days with players at the top of their game and those who were masters of table intimidation. He did himself proud - he never once shirked and deserves all the acclaim he has already got back in his homeland.

Eddie Hearn, Director of Matchroom Sport , said: Bringing the Party Poker Premier League to Las Vegas has taken the worlds best distributed poker show to a whole new level this is simply must see TV, it has been amazing. Everybody has also enjoyed the fantastic facilities and service of the M Resort. I would like to personally thank Richar Fitoussi and all the team there for being such wonderful hosts.

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By Rommon

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