On June 22nd, 2008, David Benyamine had already been on three World Series of Poker final table events and achieved another two top fifteen finishes in the various events at the World Series of Poker without getting the championship bracelet until now. Benyamine not only won his 1st World Series of Poker bracelet but also the World Championship in Event #37- the $10,000 buy-in cost Omaha Hi-Low World Championship. He won a total of $535,687.
With this triumphant win at the Omaha Hi-Low World Championship, two final table finishes and a tenth place finish in the $5,000 World Championship 7 Card Stud Hi-Lo event under his belt for this year, Benyamine has entrenched himself in 2nd place in the 2008 World Series of Poker Player of the Year standings, trailing by just 2 points behind Jacobo Fernandez.
Behind him on the 2008 WSOP Player of the Year standing is the evidence that this year marks the triumphant return of poker professionals like Barry Greenstein, Erick Lindgen, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Andy Bloch, Ted Forrest and others. Most of these players are participating in the Event #40-the $2,500 Two-Seven Triple Draw including Benyamine, so the standings could change once the event ends.