Does David Benyamine have 2 FTP accounts?
For anyone who watches the high stakes action on FTP, please clarify this. I've seen David Benyamine play on FTP under the screen name "David Benyamine" before. I've also seen someone with the screen name "MR B 2 U SON" playing in the high stakes FTP games before too (although I didn't know who that was previously). A recent CardPlayer article (http://www.cardplayer.com/poker-news...ot-limit-omaha
) about Gus Hansen's online one-day success gave me some concerns. Below is the important (or at least, relevant to this post) section:
Hansen Picks Up $186,000 From David "MR B 2 U SON" Benyamine
In a much smaller, 266-hand session, Hansen faced off with David Benyamine in a two-table showdown. The two played for about an hour, and although Hansen once again came out victorious, the win was a much more reasonable $186,000.
That's the first paragraph of the match against Benyamine, but only the title is really important here. If this is correct, that means David Benyamine has two separate FTP accounts. Hopefully someone can clarify this for me as I would not only lose respect for Benyamine for violating the FTP terms of service or end-user license agreement (or whatever document says you can only have one account on the site), but I would also lose respect for FTP for not catching it and they would very likely lose my business for allowing this to take place so blatantly.
Again, I don't want this to be true, but unless someone explains (and proves) otherwise this will be yet another sad day for online poker. He may not be playing with a super-user account as has happened in the past, but he is still breaking the rules and that is none-the-less cheating.