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Player Profile: Ben “bfineman” Fineman

February 11th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

One of the hottest young online poker stars in Ben “bfineman” Fineman. The native of Marion Station, Pennsylvania, is now living the poker dream in Las Vegas, where he plays a number of live events on top of his busy online multi-table poker tournament schedule. He’s been on fire in 2008, posting multiple live-event money finishes as well as over 150 online cashes. He first made the top list of online poker players after his win in the $1060 buy-in, No Limit Hold’em event on Full Tilt Poker back on August 12 for $300,000.

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Other recent cashes include a second-place finish in the $215 Sunday Warm-up $750,000 guaranteed event on PokerStars. He pocketed $75,000 for that finish back on October 5. He also won the $109+R No Limit Hold’em, again on PokerStars, for another $36,245 on November 18. In fact, since June 2008 he’s had 15 online cashes of over $10,000.

Fineman’s live-event career is doing well too. He’s had 12 cashes in live events over the last two years, including a second-place finish in the $5,150 No Limit Hold’em Championship at the WSOP Circuit Event. That was held at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, and he walked away with a $257,585 payday. He also made the final table at the 2007 WSOP in the $3000 No Limit Hold’em event, but finished fifth and had to settle for a cool $100,431.

His rise from 82nd place on the pocketfives.com online poker ranking (where he debuted in August) has been fueled by 15 solid finishes in the last three months, elevating him to his current ranking of 43rd. At the pace he’s going he could crack the top ten online players by June of 2009, if his luck can hold up until then.

Fineman goes by the name of “bfineman” at several online poker rooms, but he’s called “bmf823” on others. He has also used the alias of “CherryWaves” and “RaeCarruth” at some other online poker rooms. So if you come across any of these names at Pinnacle Sports Poker you should watch out; you’ll be sitting across from one of the hottest online multi-table tournament hold’em players in the world.

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