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HometownNewport Beach, CA, United States
ResidenceVancouver, BC, Canada

Live Best Cash

$564,200

All Time Money

$1,546,605

Tournament Results of Michael Benvenuti

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CircuitPeriodBuy-InEarnings

Date & EventBuy InRankEntriesEarningsGPIPoY 2015

Deepstack Extravaganza IV

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - #37 Day1A
Nov 17 - 21, 2014 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
$1,6009th516$14,275 178.56 pts

WPTDeepstacks - San Diego

Oceanside, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Oct 30 - Nov 2, 2014 Oceans Eleven Casino
$1,000 + $1003rd520$44,184 169.40 pts

45th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2014

Las Vegas, NV, United States

World Championship - No Limit Hold'em (Event #65)
Jul 5 - 15, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,000572nd6683$20,228 115.32 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Turbo (Event #23)
Jun 9 - 11, 2014 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000139th1473$1,909 53.11 pts

WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Dec 6 - 11, 2013 Bellagio
$10,000 + $30045th449$21,700 91.98 pts

2013 Heartland Poker Tour - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Nov 15 - 18, 2013 Stratosphere Casino, Hotel & Tower
$1,500 + $15011th353$9,702 62.47 pts

Wynn Fall Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Flight 1
Oct 16, 2013 Wynn Las Vegas
$500 + $5019th512$1,875 15.90 pts

44th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2013

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Little One Drop (Event 58A)
Jul 3 - 5, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,111383rd4756$2,054 12.95 pts
No Limit Hold'em - 4 Handed (Event #38)
Jun 21 - 23, 2013 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,50025th566$7,004 35.87 pts

EPT Grand Final

Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monaco Cup - No Limit Hold'em - Re-Entry €500,000 Guaranteed
May 11 - 15, 2013 Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
1,000 + 10018th2875,200 22.70 pts

Bay 101 Shooting Stars

San Jose, CA, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Mar 4, 2013 Bay 101
$7,150 + $35055th643$15,110 44.48 pts

EPT/EUREKA - Prague

Prague, Czech Republic

No Limit Hold'em - 8 Handed Turbo Bounty
Dec 14, 2012 Hilton Prague Hotel
2,000 + 1007th1054,100 13.61 pts

EPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Oct 5 - 10, 2012 Casino Sanremo
5,000 + 30014th79732,000 29.54 pts
No Limit Hold'em - High Roller
Oct 3 - 4, 2012 Casino Sanremo
5,000 + 3007th7517,000 17.33 pts

Deep Stack Extravaganza III

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Day 1A
Jul 12, 2012 The Palazzo Las Vegas
$5,00029th398$12,955 17.09 pts

43rd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2012

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em (Event #43)
Jun 23 - 25, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50045th2770$12,415 14.39 pts
No Limit Hold'em (Event #38)
Jun 20 - 22, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50090th2534$4,995 11.73 pts
No Limit 2-7 Draw Lowball (Event #30)
Jun 15 - 17, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50014th285$4,682 10.59 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed (Event #23)
Jun 11 - 13, 2012 Rio Hotel and Casino
$3,00098th924$5,019 11.77 pts

2012 Aussie Millions Poker Championship

Melbourne, Australia

No Limit Hold'em - Rebuy
Jan 20, 2012 Crown Casino
AU$1,000 + AU$15010th92AU$8,460 10.94 pts
Hold'em/Omaha
Jan 18, 2012 Crown Casino
AU$1,000 + AU$1005th158AU$13,430 9.70 pts

Master Classics of Poker 2011

Amsterdam, Netherlands

No Limit Hold'em
Nov 5, 2011 Holland Casino
1,5001st323125,970 24.95 pts

EPT San Remo

Sanremo, Italy

No Limit Hold'em - Turbo
Oct 24, 2011 Casino Sanremo
300 + 301st14112,800 2.63 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Main Event
Oct 21 - 27, 2011 Casino Sanremo
4,600 + 30077th83710,000 17.36 pts

EPT/UKIPT - London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em
Sep 29, 2011 Hilton London Metropole Hotel
£1,000 + £1001st150£39,500 19.31 pts

Partouche Poker Tour - Main Event

Cannes, France

No Limit Hold'em - KO
Sep 17, 2011 Palm Beach Casino
75029th 100 3.24 pts

EPT Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

No Limit Hold'em
Aug 29, 2011 Casino Barcelona
2,000 + 15023rd2275,000 12.19 pts

42nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2011

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Triple Chance
Jun 29 - Jul 2, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$5,00017th817$31,679 25.26 pts
No Limit Hold'em - Six Handed
Jun 15 - 17, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$2,50063rd1378$7,335 14.78 pts
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 12 - 14, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000155th3175$2,628 7.14 pts
Pot Limit Hold'em Championship
Jun 3 - 5, 2011 Rio Hotel and Casino
$10,0009th249$52,406 27.41 pts

Ninth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
May 12 - 13, 2011 Bellagio
$1,000 + $801st151$46,869 13.51 pts

Festa Al Lago

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Oct 15 - 20, 2010 Bellagio
$10,000 + $3002nd335$564,200 37.47 pts

EPT London

London, England

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 2 - 3, 2010 Hilton London Metropole Hotel
£1,500 + £1006th222£15,800 13.65 pts

2010 World Series Of Poker - Europe

London, England

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Sep 23 - 28, 2010 The Casino at the Empire
£10,000 + £35028th346£21,106 21.15 pts

41st World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2010

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jul 1 - 4, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,000206th3844$2,733
No Limit Hold'em
Jun 4 - 6, 2010 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,500116th2563$3,875

2010 Deep Stack Extravaganza

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Feb 8, 2010 The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
$55017th185$1,428

2009 Caesars Palace Classic

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event
Oct 27, 2009 Caesars Palace
$4,850 + $1502nd162$129,562

Festa al Lago

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Oct 23, 2009 Bellagio
$500 + $402nd200$25,271

40th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2009

Las Vegas, NV, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jun 27, 2009 Rio Hotel and Casino
$1,50081st2781$5,314

2009 Southern Poker Championship

Biloxi, MS, United States

No Limit Hold'em
Jan 9, 2009 Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino
$500 + $5031st604$1,698
No Limit Hold'em
Jan 6, 2009 Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino
$1,000 + $701st216$63,898

Yearly summary

YearEarningsWinsTop 10
2014$80,59602
2013$64,26400
2012$131,22803
2011$415,25345
2010$629,52102
2009$225,74313
Total$1,546,605515

Bio of Michael Benvenuti

In the vast and rich world of poker, a dollar amount just under $1 million might not stand out as much as it should. But considering Michael Benvenuti is just getting started in his young poker career, that number might just be the tip of the iceberg.

Michael Benvenuti was born in the late 1980s in Southern California, Newport Beach to be exact. He led a relatively normal young life and graduated from Newport Harbor High School in 2004. From there, he was accepted into the University of Texas in Austin, and he moved away from home to obtain a college degree.

As so many others in the poker industry, it was during college that Benvenuti discovered poker. He and friends saw it on television and began to play in home games and online. He slowly built a bankroll online and eventually became a well-respected online player. At the same time, he graduated from college in 2008.

Though he originally returned from school to Costa Mesa, California, he soon moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. He surrounded himself with like-minded poker players and improved his game even more. By June 2009, he was in 215th place in the overall online poker rankings, with a final table of a Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) under his belt. But over time, he also added big wins to his résumé, such as the Full Tilt Poker $1K Monday tournament for more than $60,000.

As Benvenuti’s bankroll soared into the six figures and continued to grow, he also took to the live tournament scene. He traveled to the Southern Poker Championship in Biloxi in 2009, where he won his first tournament, the $1,000 NLHE side event for $63,898, and cashed in another.

After cashing in a World Series of Poker event during the summer, he made two more final tables, one a second place finish at the Festa al Lago series at the Bellagio ($25,271 in a $500 NLHE event), and the other a second place at the 2009 Caesars Palace Classic $5,000 Championship tournament for $129,562. His first year in live poker turned into one worth over $200K.

In 2010, Benvenuti cashed in two WSOP events in Las Vegas and the Championship event at the WSOP Europe. While still in London, he made the final table of the European Poker Tour’s London festivities in a £1,500 NLHE event. But it was his return trip to Las Vegas to play in the Festa al Lago that brought him the biggest payout of his career. He played in the World Poker Tour $10,000 NLHE Championship event there, made the televised final table, and finished second for $564,200.

Benvenuti started 2011 with the second victory of his career, taking down a $1,000 NLHE event at the Five Star World Poker Classic at the Bellagio for $46,869. And he had four cashes at the 2011 WSOP, putting his lifetime live tournament total just under the $1 million mark through the first half of the year.

With less than three years of live poker under his belt to add to his great success in online poker, Benvenuti continues to be a force at the poker tables.

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