David Oppenheim Was One Of The Greatest Online Poker Players

It was the year that highstakes cash game legend David Oppenheim finally received the recognition he deserved, a place in the Poker Hall of Fame, and when he popped up on Gus Hansens Bobbys Room commentary it prompted us to look at his online results.

By: Andrew Burnett

What we can see from Oppenheim’s four years playing on Full Tilt is an often brutally swingy graph, $1million and $2million peaks and troughs peppering the landscape.

A closer look at Oppenheim’s time on Full Tilt, where he was a sponsored pro, reveals a love of mixed games and a willingness to take on absolutely anyone at any stakes. Take a look at the opposition in this hand of NLHE…

Tom 'durrrr' Dwan, Phil Ivey, Brian Rast, Phil 'OMGClayAiken' Galfond and Hac 'Trex313' Dang would grace any GOAT table, although both Gypsie Queen and HarrisMP were both big losing anonymous accounts.

His PLO action included David Benefield and John Juanda among the opposition…

…with Cole South, Alexander 'PostflopAction' Kostritsyn and numerous other big names across almost all variants.

By the time Black Friday came around in April of 2011, Oppenheim was $789,746 to the good, and his live cashes to date come close to $2million. And all this quite aside from his favourite live highstakes cash career.

Here’s David in action against Patrik Antonius on Poker After Dark, fearless play eventually netting him a $111k pot

So, a place in the Poker Hall of Fame and rightly so, with Oppenheim stating of the award: ‘Being recognized as one of the all-time greats by my peers is truly humbling and I am honored to have been selected to the Hall of Fame'.

He added: ‘I have been so fortunate to be able to do what I do for a living. I never planned to be a professional poker player, rather it was a passion that became my job.’


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