Rafi “refaelamit” Amit is an Israeli player who first made his mark in poker through the live tournament world. In 2005 Amit took down the WSOP $10k Pot-Limit Omaha event and was rewarded with $511,835 in prize money on top of the coveted gold bracelet. He backed this up two years later with his 2nd WSOP bracelet in 2-7 Triple Draw for $227k. Despite his initial success in live tourney's Amit is a dedicated cash game player and rarely, if ever, plays tournament's anymore - his last cash being back at 2010'a Aussie Millions.
Amit has also managed to grind out a very successful online career. He is currently over $2m in profit at the highest stakes at PokerStars and also won over $3m back in the day on his Full Tilt account "howisitfeelslike". All of his success has come at Pot Limit Omaha.
His biggest ever online pot came in November 2012 when he coolered Ilari FIN in a $200/$400 pot in a "boat-over-boat" scenario for a $245,661 scoop. You can view the hand in full beneath this profile.
Although Rafi has been less active online of late, he still makes an appearance when there is decent PLO action at the highest stakes. Amit often plays in the biggest live games around, and was a consistent winner throughout the noughties in the big game in Vegas, where he is rumoured to be a multi-million dollar winner.
US based player forced to pay tax on 2007 earnings in Israel June 23, 2016
Russian phenom wins big again May 14, 2016
Nosebleed March 17, 2016
Blom up $330k in two days March 12, 2016