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Final Table Takedown: 2016 WSOP November Niner Griffin Benger Takes Down the Irish Poker Open

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: May 24, 2017


Griffin Benger is a former top ranked online poker player from Toronto, Canada. He is a European Poker Tour High Roller, Shark Cage, and Irish Open Champion. He also final tabled the World Series of Poker main event in 2016. Benger has more than $9.3 million in combined online and live career cashes. Event: 2017 Irish Poker Open Players: 1,029 Entry: $1,358 First Prize: $212,000 Finish: 1st Key Concepts: Table dynamics; ICM considerations; Meta-game Craig Tapscott: How well did you know your opponent in this hand? Griffin Benger: Michael Conety is a talented amateur and was last year’s second-place finisher in this same event. Michael and I had played a number of interesting heads-up pots at the final two tables, including one where I value bet thin on the river. He raised me, I folded, and he showed a bluff. This hand was fairly early on at the final table. Conety raises to 400,000 ...

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