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AgeJan 1, 1986 (28 years old)
HometownGermany

GPI Ranking of Benjamin Spindler

GPI rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#226 #12 1,792.45 pts#24 
PoY 2014 rankNational rankTotal scoreHighestweeks at #1
#641 #21 247.90 pts#209 

Live Best Cash

$1,172,241

All Time Money

$4,235,105

Tournament Results of Benjamin Spindler

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CircuitPeriodBuy-InEarnings

Date & EventBuy InRankEntriesEarningsGPIPoY 2014

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - Turbo 8 Max
May 2, 2014 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
2,000 + 20010th1124,700 153.32 pts 51.11 pts
No Limit Hold'em - High Roller 8 Max
Apr 30 - May 2, 2014 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
25,000 + 50018th15963,000 261.14 pts 87.05 pts

EPT Vienna

Vienna, Austria

No Limit Hold'em EPT High Roller
Mar 27 - 29, 2014 Hofburg Palace
10,000 + 3007th14166,350 329.22 pts 109.74 pts

2013 World Series of Poker - Europe

Enghien, France

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event (Event #6)
Oct 18 - 25, 2013 Casino Barrière de Enghien
10,000 + 4506th375126,000 339.41 pts

EPT Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Re-Entry
Sep 5 - 7, 2013 Casino Barcelona
10,000 + 30027th13817,650 132.99 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller
May 10, 2013 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
25,000 + 50013th12169,600 106.97 pts

World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC)

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - WSOP APAC
Apr 11 - 15, 2013 Crown Casino
AU$10,0006th405AU$146,205 169.23 pts

GCOP II Vol. 6/6

Rozvadov, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller
Feb 13 - 14, 2013 Kings Casino
10,6002nd3177,500 120.47 pts

EPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - 8 Max
Oct 9 - 10, 2012 Casino Sanremo
10,000 + 3001st74253,000 92.65 pts

EPT/UK & Ireland Poker Tour - London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Sep 30 - Oct 6, 2011 Hilton London Metropole Hotel
£5,000 + £2501st691£750,000 50.75 pts

WPT Rendez-Vous à Paris 2011

Paris, France

No Limit Hold'em - WPT Grand Prix de Paris
Sep 5 - 10, 2011 Aviation Club de France
7,50024th31216,665 21.68 pts

EPT Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Aug 27 - Sep 1, 2011 Casino Barcelona
5,000 + 300118th8118,000 14.61 pts

EPT Tallinn

Tallinn, Estonia

No Limit Hold'em - Single Reload
Aug 6 - 7, 2011 Olympic Poker Club Swissotel
10,000 + 3001st1149,350

EPT Grand Final

Madrid, Spain

No Limit Hold'em - High Roller Event
May 5 - 7, 2011 Casino Gran Madrid
25,000 + 5002nd58316,000 33.64 pts

EPT Berlin

Berlin, Germany

No Limit Hold'em - 8 Max
Apr 9 - 10, 2011 Grand Hyatt Berlin
10,000 + 3005th4834,000 20.84 pts

EPT Vienna

Vienna, Austria

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 28 - 29, 2010 Kursalon
2,000 + 1508th19011,400 13.41 pts

EPT London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event (UKIPT Grand Final)
Sep 29 - Oct 4, 2010 Hilton London Metropole Hotel
£5,000 + £25068th848£11,000 17.04 pts

41st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Pot Limit Omaha
Jun 28 - 30, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00019th460$15,566
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 17 - 19, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00045th568$11,345

WPT Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Oct 16 - 18, 2009 Casino de Marrakech
4,5006th41656,028

EPT London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Oct 2 - 7, 2009 Hilton London Metropole Hotel
£5,000 + £25012th730£28,000

40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship Heads-Up
Jun 13, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,00032nd256$17,987

2009 Spring Poker Festival

Vienna Simmering, Austria

No Limit Hold'em
Mar 21, 2009 Concord Card Casino
200 + 201st10018,140

PokerStars Caribbean Adventure

Paradise Island, Bahamas

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Jan 5 - 10, 2009 Atlantis Resort & Casino
$9,700 + $3003rd1347$1,100,000

Vienna Spring Poker Festival 2008

Vienna Simmering, Austria

No Limit Hold'em
Mar 9, 2008 Concord Card Casino
200 + 206th1253,880

Austrian Classics 2007

Vienna Simmering, Austria

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 4, 2007 Concord Card Casino
100 + 156th1422,120
No Limit Hold'em
Sep 29, 2007 Concord Card Casino
300 + 3010th226770

Ranking history

GPI

PoY 2013

PoY 2014

DateGPI rankScore
Jul 23, 2014#2261792.45
Jul 16, 2014#2301792.45
Jul 12, 2014#2231792.45
Jul 9, 2014#2231792.45
Jul 5, 2014#2281792.45
Jul 2, 2014#2301792.45
Jun 28, 2014#2301792.45
Jun 25, 2014#2301792.45
Jun 21, 2014#2261792.45
Jun 18, 2014#2191792.45
Jun 14, 2014#2091792.45
Jun 11, 2014#2151792.45
Jun 7, 2014#2111792.90
Jun 4, 2014#2041792.90
May 28, 2014#2061792.90
May 21, 2014#2051792.90
May 14, 2014#2091792.90
May 7, 2014#1821886.49
Apr 30, 2014#3221505.97
Apr 23, 2014#3191505.97
Apr 16, 2014#2541619.10
Apr 9, 2014#1611866.05
Apr 2, 2014#1631866.05
Mar 26, 2014#2861550.69
Mar 19, 2014#2671572.35
Mar 12, 2014#2611572.35
Mar 5, 2014#2411623.90
Feb 26, 2014#2471623.90
Feb 19, 2014#2551623.90
Feb 12, 2014#2191729.31
Feb 5, 2014#2101729.31
Jan 29, 2014#1981729.31
Jan 23, 2014#1981729.31
Jan 15, 2014#1971729.31
Jan 8, 2014#1281547.40
Jan 3, 2014#1361547.40
Dec 26, 2013#1601547.40
Dec 19, 2013#1561547.40
Dec 11, 2013#1491547.40
Dec 4, 2013#1521547.40
Nov 27, 2013#1561547.40
Nov 20, 2013#1571547.40
Nov 13, 2013#1601547.40
Nov 6, 2013#1411611.20
Oct 30, 2013#1411611.20
Oct 23, 2013#3091222.37
Oct 16, 2013#3211222.37
Oct 9, 2013#1871446.48
Oct 2, 2013#1861446.48
Sep 25, 2013#1631537.95
Sep 20, 2013#1631537.95
Sep 11, 2013#1661537.95
Sep 4, 2013#2081381.53
Aug 28, 2013#2011381.53
Aug 21, 2013#1981399.26
Aug 14, 2013#1711466.22
Aug 8, 2013#1751466.22
Jul 31, 2013#1811466.22
Jul 25, 2013#1811466.22
Jul 18, 2013#1811466.22
Jul 13, 2013#1641466.22
Jul 12, 2013#1631466.22
Jul 11, 2013#1631466.22
Jul 10, 2013#1631466.22
Jul 9, 2013#1641466.22
Jul 8, 2013#1621466.22
Jul 7, 2013#1681466.22
Jul 6, 2013#1681466.22
Jul 5, 2013#1671466.22
Jul 4, 2013#1621466.22
Jul 3, 2013#1621466.22
Jul 2, 2013#1641466.22
Jul 1, 2013#1641466.22
Jun 30, 2013#1621466.22
Jun 29, 2013#1591466.22
Jun 27, 2013#1561483.78
Jun 26, 2013#1551483.78
Jun 25, 2013#1531483.78
Jun 24, 2013#1551483.78
Jun 23, 2013#1521483.78
Jun 22, 2013#1551483.78
Jun 21, 2013#1581483.78
Jun 20, 2013#1551483.78
Jun 19, 2013#1551483.78
Jun 18, 2013#1531483.78
Jun 17, 2013#1481497.75
Jun 16, 2013#1501497.75
Jun 14, 2013#1451497.75
Jun 12, 2013#1481497.75
Jun 9, 2013#1461497.75
Jun 8, 2013#1481497.75
Jun 7, 2013#1491497.75
Jun 6, 2013#1491497.75
Jun 5, 2013#1471497.75
Jun 4, 2013#1451497.75
Jun 3, 2013#1461497.75
Jun 2, 2013#1471497.75
May 30, 2013#1421497.75
May 20, 2013#1411497.75
May 13, 2013#1461497.75
May 6, 2013#2201242.53
Apr 29, 2013#2011287.48
Apr 22, 2013#2061287.48
Apr 15, 2013#2041287.48
Apr 8, 2013#3601013.94
Apr 1, 2013#3681013.94
Mar 25, 2013#2851150.22
Mar 18, 2013#2851150.22
Mar 11, 2013#2681150.22
Mar 4, 2013#2471196.02
Feb 25, 2013#2321226.40
Feb 18, 2013#2341226.40
Feb 11, 2013#406958.57
Feb 4, 2013#392958.57
Jan 28, 2013#395958.57
Jan 21, 2013#394958.57
Jan 14, 2013#397958.57
Jan 7, 2013#376958.57
Dec 31, 2012#405958.57
Dec 24, 2012#343958.57
Dec 17, 2012#366958.57
Dec 10, 2012#366945.16
Dec 3, 2012#385945.16
Nov 26, 2012#385945.16
Nov 19, 2012#385945.16
Nov 12, 2012#385945.16
Nov 5, 2012#387945.16
Oct 29, 2012#3241022.21
Oct 22, 2012#3041054.39
Oct 15, 2012#3031080.74
Oct 8, 2012#798653.58
Oct 1, 2012#726681.49
Sep 24, 2012#410951.42
Sep 17, 2012#409951.42
Sep 10, 2012#406951.42
Sep 3, 2012#3401031.57
Aug 27, 2012#3421031.57
Aug 20, 2012#2901084.74
Aug 13, 2012#2871084.74
Aug 6, 2012#2881084.74
Jul 30, 2012#2921084.74
Jul 23, 2012#2941084.74
Jul 16, 2012#2931084.74
Jul 9, 2012#2861084.74
Jul 2, 2012#2991084.74
Jun 25, 2012#2781109.32
Jun 18, 2012#2701109.32
Jun 11, 2012#2601111.76
Jun 4, 2012#2571111.76
May 28, 2012#2471111.76
May 21, 2012#2481111.76
May 14, 2012#2531111.76
May 7, 2012#2561111.76
Apr 30, 2012#1911246.59
Apr 23, 2012#1581310.95
Apr 16, 2012#1521310.95
Apr 9, 2012#1641310.95
Apr 2, 2012#1901274.89
Mar 26, 2012#931562.09
Mar 19, 2012#971562.09
Mar 12, 2012#931562.09
Mar 5, 2012#771619.34
Feb 27, 2012#741619.34
Feb 20, 2012#681657.32
Feb 13, 2012#691657.32
Feb 6, 2012#711657.32
Jan 30, 2012#691657.32
Jan 23, 2012#691657.32
Jan 16, 2012#691657.32
Jan 9, 2012#701657.32
Jan 2, 2012#641701.55
Dec 26, 2011#611743.69
Dec 19, 2011#361743.69
Dec 12, 2011#381712.86
Dec 5, 2011#361712.86
Nov 28, 2011#371712.86
Nov 21, 2011#421712.86
Nov 14, 2011#421712.86
Nov 7, 2011#461712.86
Oct 31, 2011#481657.24
Oct 24, 2011#311777.91
Oct 17, 2011#261777.91
Oct 10, 2011#241814.80
Oct 3, 2011#1161340.96
Sep 26, 2011#991451.59
Sep 19, 2011#1001451.59
Sep 12, 2011#1031451.59
Sep 5, 2011#1171374.54
Aug 29, 2011#1841222.61
Aug 22, 2011#1871222.61
Aug 15, 2011#1861222.61
Aug 1, 2011#1801222.61
Jul 25, 2011#1801222.61
Jul 18, 2011#1661222.61
Jul 11, 2011#1691222.61
Jul 4, 2011#1781222.61
Jun 27, 2011#1481296.36
DatePoY 2013 rankScore
Jan 8, 2014#152493.42
Dec 26, 2013#152493.42
Dec 19, 2013#151493.42
Dec 11, 2013#133493.42
Dec 4, 2013#127493.42
Nov 27, 2013#121493.42
Nov 20, 2013#117493.42
Nov 13, 2013#117493.42
Nov 6, 2013#117493.42
Oct 30, 2013#113493.42
Oct 23, 2013#251359.34
Oct 16, 2013#244359.34
Oct 9, 2013#227359.34
Oct 2, 2013#221359.34
Sep 25, 2013#221359.34
Sep 11, 2013#204359.34
Sep 4, 2013#275298.29
Aug 28, 2013#248298.29
Aug 8, 2013#236298.29
Jul 31, 2013#234298.29
Jul 25, 2013#231298.29
Jul 18, 2013#222298.29
Jul 13, 2013#198298.29
Jul 12, 2013#193298.29
Jul 11, 2013#193298.29
Jul 10, 2013#193298.29
Jul 9, 2013#193298.29
Jul 8, 2013#190298.29
Jul 7, 2013#187298.29
Jul 6, 2013#187298.29
Jul 5, 2013#182298.29
Jul 4, 2013#171298.29
Jul 3, 2013#171298.29
Jul 2, 2013#169298.29
Jul 1, 2013#169298.29
Jun 30, 2013#163298.29
Jun 29, 2013#156298.29
Jun 27, 2013#150298.29
Jun 26, 2013#147298.29
Jun 25, 2013#140298.29
Jun 24, 2013#140298.29
Jun 23, 2013#136298.29
Jun 22, 2013#135298.29
Jun 21, 2013#134298.29
Jun 20, 2013#125298.29
Jun 18, 2013#118298.29
Jun 17, 2013#111298.29
Jun 16, 2013#108298.29
Jun 14, 2013#101298.29
Jun 11, 2013#100298.29
Jun 10, 2013#94298.29
Jun 9, 2013#94298.29
Jun 8, 2013#94298.29
Jun 7, 2013#89298.29
Jun 6, 2013#86298.29
Jun 5, 2013#83298.29
Jun 4, 2013#79298.29
Jun 3, 2013#79298.29
Jun 2, 2013#76298.29
May 31, 2013#74298.29
May 20, 2013#69298.29
May 13, 2013#63298.29
May 6, 2013#121213.22
Apr 29, 2013#119213.22
Apr 22, 2013#80213.22
Apr 15, 2013#72213.22
Apr 8, 2013#52589.28
Apr 1, 2013#50689.28
Mar 25, 2013#50189.28
Mar 18, 2013#47989.28
Mar 11, 2013#37289.28
Mar 4, 2013#35589.28
Feb 25, 2013#31489.28
Feb 18, 2013#27989.28
DatePoY 2014 rankScore
Jul 23, 2014#641247.90
Jul 16, 2014#624247.90
Jul 12, 2014#565247.90
Jul 9, 2014#565247.90
Jul 5, 2014#540247.90
Jul 2, 2014#499247.90
Jun 25, 2014#429247.90
Jun 18, 2014#371247.90
Jun 14, 2014#326247.90
Jun 11, 2014#309247.90
Jun 7, 2014#298248.04
Jun 4, 2014#276248.04
May 28, 2014#234248.04
May 21, 2014#224248.04
May 14, 2014#215248.04
May 7, 2014#209248.04
Apr 30, 2014#992109.99
Apr 23, 2014#900109.99
Apr 16, 2014#776109.99
Apr 9, 2014#733109.99
Apr 2, 2014#709109.99

Yearly summary

YearEarningsWinsTop 10
2014$185,31601
2013$543,00703
2012$371,85811
2011$1,796,22724
2010$60,03101
2009$1,268,68013
2008$5,89801
2007$4,08801
Total$4,235,105415

Bio of Benjamin Spindler

Online poker fans and players know him as Towelie or toweliestar, or possibly psychobenny. And live poker players are starting to see the power of Benny Spindler, as the young face on the tournament scene is chalking up big finishes across the globe.

Born in 1986, Benjamin Spindler hails from Darmstadt, Germany. In his youth, he fed his competitive needs by playing StarCraft, eventually becoming a C+ ranked player. But it wasn’t until his secondary education was completed that he took up the game of poker.

With online poker at his disposal and opportunities to play in some cash games, Spindler quickly took to the game and focused on building a bankroll. He moved from low stakes to higher ones, eventually becoming a feared player at the online cash and tournament tables.

When he first ventured to the live tournament scene in 2007, he found some minor success. His first cash came in the Austrian Classics in Vienna with a tenth place finish in a €300 NLHE event. Less than a week later, he made the final table of a €100 NLHE event and finished sixth. He also made a final table at the Vienna Spring Poker Festival in 2008.

But his breakout year was 2009. Spindler traveled to the Bahamas for the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, where he took everyone by surprise with his live poker skills and finished third in the $10,000 NLHE Main Event for $1.1 million. His online monikers had a face and a pretty good live game.

His first tournament victory came back in Vienna at the Spring Poker Festival, where he won a €200 NLHE event for €18,140. He then traveled to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas and cashed in one event before hitting the European Poker Tour London stop, where he finished in 12th place in the £5,000 NLHE Main Event for £28,000.

On to Marrakech for the World Poker Tour event there, Spindler made the final table of the €4,500 NLHE Main Event there, finishing sixth for €56,028.

Since then, Spindler has cashed in more EPT events, including final tables in side events at the 2010 EPT Vienna and EPT Berlin. And he finished second at the 2011 EPT Grand Final €25,000 High Roller event in Madrid for €316,000. In September 2011, Spindler picked up his first major tournament victory by defeating Steve O\’Dwyer in the EPT London Main Event. He collect £750,000 for the title and boosted his career tournament earnings to over $2,000,000.

The young newcomer to the live tournament scene resides in Frankfurt but travels the world in search of the type of live poker success that he found online. With his penchant for high stakes and his online reputation alongside him everywhere he goes, players are beginning to fear Benny Spindler.

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