All Of Benyamine's Screen Names Revealed (Epic Multi Accounter)!

Ten years on from some of the biggest online games ever seen, looking at the results of the some of the best players can often give a distorted view of their wins and losses, unless you know every online name they ever played under, French legend David Benyamine a case in point…

By: Andrew Burnett

A horrible $1.57million online cash game hole for the man who has amassed $7.6million in live tournaments? Well, not quite, as David ‘MR B 2 U SON’ Benyamine was noted for his quickness in changing accounts when things turn bad…

Here, for example is David Benyamine’s main account results on Full Tilt – ten times the number of hands played and an excellent $1.5million profit – at one point the Parisian-turned-Nevadan a cool $6.1million to the good, playing against the likes of Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, Gus Hansen, Brian ‘sbrugby’ Townsend and Sami ‘LarsLuzak’ Kelopuro

You can add a number of different accounts across both Full Tilt and PokerStars to the former tennis pro’s history, ‘magicpitch1’ and 'str8flushin’ among them…

…with Pot Limit Omaha and NLHE nosebleed games the mainstay of his online winnings, the latter taking some time to master, although Omaha Hi-Lo has been described as his ‘kryptonite’, $millions lost at this variant as well as a problem against the best H.O.R.S.E. players.

Benyamine has probably had more accounts than anyone else at the highest stakes, although never multi-accounting them, with his main Full Tilt account under his own name the biggest one, Benyamine signing to the site with then-girlfriend Erica Schoenberg.

Although no longer the tournament force he once was on the live scene, the Frenchman has still had two recent 6-figure cashes and has long been a regular at some of the biggest live cash games to be found.

So, next time you – or I – spot a ‘losing player’ from a decade ago, do a bit of digging - the results will be interesting to say the least.


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