Hailing out of Tulsa, Oklahoma is the 26-year-old Ben Lamb. He’s this year’s hottest poker talent and few poker aficionados are surprised to see his name at the illustrious November Nine. Lamb has been playing professional poker for quite some time and he’s managed to rack up a dazzling tally of some $2,553,378 in his glittering career. Some have described his poker fortunes as ‘monstrous and sensational.’ Lamb has enjoyed 34 cashes in his career, 6 first place finishes and 1 WSOP poker bracelet.
He became a pro poker player back in 2004. On September 23rd, 2006, Ben Lamb won the 2006 United States Poker Championship $500 No-Limit Texas Hold 'em 400-player event. The prize was for $60k. On the 11th May 2010 he participated in the Spring Championship of Online Poker NL Hold’em contest and won a stellar prize of $66,003.97.
Lamb is performing better in 2011 than he’s performed in his entire career and his opponents at the November Nine are eyeing him with caution. Without doubt, Lamb is the most skillful poker professional at this year’s WSOP November Nine. All 9 of the contenders were already paid out $782,115 on July the 20th. WSOP organizers placed the balance of the funds in an interest-bearing account until the top 8 contenders are due to be paid out.
Ben finished well in the $3,000 Pot Limit Omaha event, but ultimately lost to Sam Stein. That didn’t hurt his performances much because he blasted through a field of 361 players in the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship and now finds himself second-in-line for the WSOP POY (Player of the Year). He has played tremendously well to reach the November Nine of the 42nd Annual WSOP, with a chip count of 20,875,000 chips at Seat #8.
Ben Lamb is snapping at the heels of 11-time WSOP champion Phil Hellmuth in the Player of the Year race.