Phil Laak started the final table with most chips meaning that he had accumulated the most points before the final table. Phil was closely followed by David Benyamine. Both of them had been in the top of the field since the first heats. However, it came to be Phil Laak who was the first player to drop out of the field. And shortly after, it was time for Roland De Wolfe to leave.
Daniel Negreanu was playing very well on the final table and also was the chip leader for a while. But unfortunately, Daniel was crippled by Luke Schwartch and then eliminated by David Benyamine. After that, it was time for Giovanni Safini, the online qualifier, to leave the tournament. He must have been quite satisfied with making $100,000 from the $120 he paid to take part in the PartyPoker Premier League IV satellite.
Giovanni Safini's elimination left the Sandwich-thief Luke Schwartz and high stakes pro David Benyamine playing heads-up for the first prize of the $400,000. When the heads-up started, Luke was in a big chip lead. However, it didn't take long before David Benyamine made a great read on his opponent and managed to double up. After that, the game took a turn in favor of Benyamine.
Not many hands after that Benyamine had doubled up through Schwartz, he won another big pot with a higher straight that his opponent. Suddenly, Luke Schwartz was far behind in chips and desperate to double up to stay in the game.
This is how the final hand was played out
Luke Schwartz raised it up to 80,000 before the flop and David Benyamine called.
The flop 53Q was really cruel to Schwartz as he had flopped top pair with a bad kicker card against David's top pair with a better kicker.
David Benyamine was first out to act and he checked. Schwartz betted 70,000. Benyamine then raised it up to 210,000. In just a few seconds Schwartz announced that he was all in. David Benyamine was thinking for quite some time before he finally decided to make the call.
The turn card 7 and river card 6was to no help for Luke Schwartz who got eliminated in second place. David Benyamine is now the new PartyPoker Premier League champion and $400,000 richer!