By Steve Beauregard – With just over $6 million in chips, former high stakes online pro David Benefield rounds out the 2013 November Nine.
(First place amongst the 2013 November Nine is JC Tran).
But while Benefield may be the short stack, it’s a familiar place; with 27 players left, he was in 27th place.
Originally from Fort Worth, Texas and now living in New York, Benefield was born May 17, 1986.
He was adopted roughly two months later and raised Catholic.
His poker career began with casual games with friends as a teen after he had watched the movie “Rounders.” Later, he’d play in underground poker games in the Ft. He admitted to making $1,300 on his first night in a “regular” underground cardroom at the age of 16.
Soon thereafter, he made his first (and apparently) last deposit to play online poker.