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Ben Lamb

Ben Lamb
Nationality: United States
Last seen on: 2021 World Series of Poker

Biography

Benjamin "Ben" Lamb is an American poker player from Tulsa, Oklahoma. Lamb won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in 2011, the same year he was named Player of the Year having made four other final tables.

That same year he would also reach the final table of the WSOP Main Event, finishing fourth for over $4 million. In 2017, he would again make the WSOP Main Event final table, but would fall in ninth place.

Background

Born in 1985, Lamb started playing poker as soon as he turned 18. Before becoming a professional poker player Lamb attended Jenks High School in his hometown of Tulsa in Oklahoma. He graduated in 2004 and then studied at the Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas for a little while. As many poker pros Lamb soon dropped out of the University to pursuit his poker career. Lamb also worked as a dealer at the Cherokee Casino in Tulsa.

Lamb won three live events in 2006 including the United States Poker Championship $500 No Limit Hold 'em event for $60,000. This was the first year he cashed at the WSOP.

However, 2011 was the year Lamb made his name known to the entire poker world. Besides winning a bracelet in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, Lamb also secured a runner-up finish in another PLO event and made it to the final table of the Main Event.


Top 10 Stories of 2011: #6, Ben Lamb Makes His Mark


Ben Lamb at the 2011 World Series of Poker

EVENTPLACEPRIZE
Event #31 $3,000 PLO2nd$259,918
Event #42 $10,000 PLO Championship1st$814,436
Event #46 $10,000 NLHE Six-Handed Championship12th$56,140
Event #55 $50,000 Poker Players' Championship8th$201,338
Event #58 $10,000 NLHE Championship3rd$4,021,138

His incredible run guaranteed Lamb the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year honors as well as the Card Player Player of the Year Award.

WSOP Player of the Year Winners

YearPlayerBraceletsCashes
2004Daniel Negreanu1$346,280
2005Allen Cunningham1$1,007,115
2006Jeff Madsen2$1,467,852
2007Tom Schneider2$416,829
2008Erick Lindgren1$1,358,528
2009Jeff Lisandro3$807,521
2010Frank Kassela2$1,255,314
2011Ben Lamb1$5,352,970
2012Greg Merson2$9,785,354
2013Daniel Negreanu2$1,954,054
2014George Danzer3$878,933
2015Mike Gorodinsky1$1,766,487
2016Jason Mercier2$960,424
2017Chris Ferguson1$428,423
2018Shaun Deeb2$2,545,623
2019Robert Campbell2$750,844
2020Not awarded  
2021Josh Arieh2$1,194,061

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #84: $50,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
8th $132,370
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #53: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller
7th $156,387
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
46th $4,631
2020 Aussie Millions
A$10,600 Main Event
39th 31,160 AUD
2020 Aussie Millions
A$50,000 Challenge
5th 318,160 AUD
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
58th $16,466
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty
13th $15,408
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #6 - $25,000 PLO
4th $97,500
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #4 - $10,000 Short Deck
4th $42,000
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju
HK$100,000 Short Deck Ante-Only
4th 619,272 HKD
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
42nd $18,664
2018 Aussie Millions
$25,000 Challenge
1st 647,114 AUD
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
9th $1,000,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
15th $31,337
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
3rd $4,021,138
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
8th $201,338
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
12th $56,140
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
1st $814,436
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
2nd $259,918
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
5th $53,319
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
11th $11,027

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