David Benefield player profile

David Benefield

Poker player David Benefield
Real name: David Benefield
Age: 28
Country: United States
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David Benefield is a high stakes poker player from the USA who plays both NLHE and PLO. He is also known by the name "raptop517". He was a regular in the nosebleed action up to 2009 but decided to take a break from the game to continue his academic studies.

He is good friends with Tom Dwan and the two of them lived together in what was called the "Ship it Holla Balla Mansion". He started his poker career off in the same way many of the best pros have done, by making one small deposit and never looking back. He grinded his way through the NLHE ranks quite quickly and transitioned to PLO though he believes that he is still a better NLHE player especially heads-up.

He was still seen at the tables until Black Friday even though he was pursuing other interests such as coaching baseball and going to college. He is currently at Columbia University studying Political Science and Chinese although he can still be seen playing at the tables in his free time.

We spoke to David in November 2012 and you can read the full interview here.

See profit in each game
Total: $923,996 (208168 hands)

David Benefield's latest opponents

PHOTO
NICKNAME
REAL NAME
WINNINGS
Ben Tollerene
N/A
Unknown
-$209,445
Sami Kelopuro
N/A
Unknown
-$288,121
Unknown
N/A

David Benefield's biggest pots

CARDS
DATE
GAME TYPE
POT SIZE
2010-11-28
PLO500/1k
$195,000
2010-09-26
PLO300/600
$190,249
2010-03-04
PLO200/400
$176,787
2010-11-28
PLO500/1k
$173,185
2010-09-12
PLO500/1k
$159,998

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