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Ben Lamb a True Baaaaaad Ass at World Series of Poker 2011 Main Event

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Jul/14/2011
Ben Lamb

Ben Lamb has led the World Series of Poker 2011 Main Event through a good portion of play so far and, at press time, was still hanging around the top 10. 

Lamb has basically been overshadowed by the great one, Phil Hellmuth, at this year’s WSOP but, in many respects, his achievements are on the same grand scale.

Hellmuth managed to cash out in three of this year’s World Series of Poker events in second place.  One 2nd place finish at the prestigious Players Championship earned Hellmuth over a million dollars.

Lamb has cashed out in four of this year’s events including a 1st and 2nd place finish.  So far, the American player based out of Las Vegas has managed to win just over $1.2 million.  To date he has won over $2.5 million in live tournaments.  

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Andrew Feldman of ESPN.com writes:

On Day 1B the story was all about Ben Lamb. Three days later and thousands more players added to the mix, the story didn't change. Lamb was among the first players to eclipse the 300,000-, 400,000- and 500,000-chip marks, and with a simple smirk to the rest of his table, the great wall of Lamb's chips continued to grow. His lead became comical at times as opponents at his table (and from other tables) glimpsed and laughed with jealousy as they passed by his castle. His level-headed nature shines through at the tables and on Twitter as well, where his end of the day post was simple: "551,600 to end the day :)"

Jessica Welman/Bluff2011 WSOP bracelet winner Ben Lamb leads the field after Day 2.

During Lamb's run in 2009 he was in 60th place after Day 2 with 178,900 in chips. He finished that event in 14th with more than three times that stack and, with two more years of experience, his incredible 2011 run may reach new heights.

 

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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