EPT9 London: Griffin 'Flush_Entity' Benger records his first big win (live)

Griffin Benger is not your garden variety of online grinder. He's right at the top of the tree: a premium, blue ribbon, online purebred. Benger, who's perhaps better known by his online name 'Flush_Entity', held the number one spot in online rankings in the latter half of last year, which should come as little surprise given that he's won more than $4m in online tournaments.

Benger's results on the live circuit have been a little less conspicuous with just $172,407 to his name before this win. This result will boost that number considerably and it is surely just a matter of time before Benger makes a big final table in the flesh (not to mean naked, but live).

Benger was thrilled and will be looking to spin that win up in the £10,300 High Roller, which starts today at 4pm (14 March).

EPT9 London, event #13
Date: 13 March 2013
Buy-in: £1,100
Game: NLHE turbo
Players: 104
Prize pool: £100,880

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Griffin Benger

1. Griffin Benger, Canada, £29,708
2. Sam Greenwood, Canada, £22,752
3. Florence Allera, France, £11,100
4. Thomas Dunwoodie, United Kingdom, £8,830
5. Dragan Kostic, Spain, £6,810
6. Charlie Combes, United Kingdom, £5,040
7. Joseph El Khoury, Lebanon, £4,030
8. Kevin Stani, Norway, £3,030
9. Samir Hadad, Canada, £2,520
10. Hesham Elmelehy, Egypt, £2,520
11. Joni Jouhkimainen, Finland, £2,270
12. Rameev Sergey, Russian Federation, £2,270

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Benger can't believe it

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