Ben Lamb has taken the 2011 World Series of Poker and made it his own. In addition to winning event #42, he currently sits atop of the Player of the Year standings (right above Phil Hellmuth). Event #42 hosted only Pot-Limit Omaha players good enough to pay the $10,000 buy-in. This amounted to 361 people creating a $3,393,400 prize pool. Only the last three tables were paid with the winner winning an astounding $814,436.
Ben Lamb has been on a hot streak this year. Earlier in the series, Lamb entered the $3,000 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha event and placed second. That place plus his win in this event has rocketed him straight to the top of the Player of the Year standings with 486.25 points. Phil Hellmuth is slightly below him with 420.75 points. Last year, Lamb finished 14th in the Main Event.
Lamb is a professional poker player originally from Tulsa, OK. The 26-year old now lives in Las Vegas, Nevada where he is a top Pot-Limit Omaha cash-game player (playing both live and online). He has only begun his venture into tournament games and it has been rather impressive.
Congratulations to Ben Lamb! We are looking forward to see how the Player of the Year standings pan out this year.