Vegas Based Poker Pro Wins WSOP Bracelet

June 28, 2011

Event #42, the $10K Pot Limit Omaha championship featured Ben Lamb, who won first place and raked in the biggest prize pool in Pot Limit Omaha history. A Vegas based poker pro, Lamb won $814K+, but he isn’t new to the WSOP. In fact, back in 2009 he placed 14th in the Main Event. He also took a fifth place cut at an event last year. Then this year, he’s already finished in second place in the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. Now he’s finally proved himself and owns a shiny gold WSOP bracelet.

Lamb rose above 361 other Pot Limit Omaha player, cheered on by friend, many of whom have won bracelets themselves. Lamb says, “Some of my friends would tell me that I’m a great player. But then, they would point to their own wrist and say, ‘Oh wait—I’ve won my gold bracelet. Where’s yours?”

Now the 26-year-old player has one of his own.

Originally from Oklahoma, Lamb has been playing poker at the pro level for about five years now. He’s best known as a cash Pot Limit Omaha player online and live, but he has limited experience in live tournaments. This is all relative now though, as shows his success over the past few years at the WSOP.

Lamb said of his win, “It feels great. The money is good. But this bracelet stays with me forever.”


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