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World Series of Poker Main Event: David Benefield Eliminated In Eighth Place

Benefield Earns $944,650 For His Finish


David BenefieldHere is a look at the latest from the 2013 World Series of Poker. For more updates, visit the live updates page.

On hand no. 38, just two hands after the elimination of Mark Newhouse, David Benefield found himself all in for 17 big blinds holding KSpade Suit2Spade Suit.

Jay Farber made the call with a dominating AClub SuitKDiamond Suit and it held when the board ran out QClub Suit10Spade Suit5Diamond SuitJSpade Suit2Diamond Suit.

Benefield, who doubled up early on in the final table, was eliminated in eighth place, earning $944,650.

The 27-year-old, who now resides in New York City, came into the final table in last place and was a 12-1 underdog to win according to Caesars Entertainment.

Benefield, known by his online name “Raptor,” increased his career live tournament earnings to nearly $2.2 million.