The 4th running of the Party Poker Premier League of Poker tournament has just finished up, and Frenchman David Benyamine was the winner.
The PartyPoker Premier League of Poker IV may have taken place live in Las Vegas, but it is in the UK where the Premier League of Poker television broadcast has become the most popular poker tournament on TV each year.
The PartyPoker Premier League of Poker is an annual Sit ‘n’ Go tournament with a minute player pool of 12. As a league tournament, players are awarded points depending on how they finish in 4 out of 6 scheduled Sit ‘n’ Go’s.
The buy-in for the Premier League of Poker IV was $100,000. Every point a player accumulated in the contest earned them $2,000. But ultimately, only one player could walk away with the top title, and this time it was no novice or amateur or even a cocky young gun of online poker (like PartyPoker qualifier winner Giovanni Safina—who at least managed to make it as far as the final table). No, it was poker pro David Benyamine of France who beat out Phil Laak, the tournament leader from the start, as well as Luke “Full Flush” Schwartz, J.C. Tran, and Daniel Negreanu.
The final two spots at the PartyPoker Premier League of Poker IV final table were filled by Brits triple crown winner Roland de Wolfe (for winning EPT, WPT, and WSOP event each) and Ian Frazer.
The online qualifier Giovanni Safina won his spot in a €100 buy-in PartyPoker online qualifier and wound up finishing in 3rd place for a $158,000 payday.