Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Lamb Climbing

Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb

Action moved to Ben Lamb in the small blind and he raised to 1.05 million in chips. Martin Staszko called to see the flop and it came down {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}{7-Clubs}. Lamb bet 750,000 and Staszko called.

The turn was the {A-Hearts} and both players checked to see the {5-Clubs} fall on the end. Lamb fired 1.5 million and was called.

Lamb showed the {K-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Staszko mucked.

Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 31,850,000 -3,550,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 28,275,000 3,300,000

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Staszko Rivers Trips


From middle position, Martin Staszko raised to 950,000. Phil Collins was the only caller and he made the call from the big blind to see the flop come down {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Collins checked and Staszko fired 1.025 million. Collins called.

The turn was the {2-Spades} and put a third spade on board. Collins and Staszko both checked to see the {5-Spades} complete the board on the river. With the board paired and four spades out there, both players checked.

Collins showed the {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}, but lost to Staszko's {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for trips.

Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 35,400,000 2,225,000
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
us 21,350,000 -2,675,000

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Staszko Them to the Top


Phil Collins limped in from middle position, Ben Lamb completed from the small blind, and Martin Staszko checked his option from the big. The flop was {4-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and Lamb led for 850,000. Martin called, Collins released, and the turn was the {a-Clubs}.

Lamb slowed down, checking to Staszko who fired 1.2 million. Lamb called.

The river was the {k-Hearts}, Lamb checked again, and Staszko knuckled behind. Lamb tabled {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a missed straight draw, and Staszko opened up {k-Spades}{5-Spades} for a pair of kings, and shipped the pot.

Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 33,175,000 2,150,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 21,875,000 -2,950,000

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King Benba


Ben Lamb opened to 900,000 from under the gun, and Pius Heinz defended his big blind.

It's flop time!

The dealer fanned {10-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{q-Spades}, and both players checked. The turn was the {2-Spades}. Heinz checked, and Lamb fired 950,000. Heinz mucked, and Lamb tabled {k-}{k-}.

Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 24,825,000 1,450,000
Pius Heinz de
Pius Heinz
de 19,575,000 950,000

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Following the Leaders

Shamus • Level 35: 200,000-400,000, 50,000 ante

Two of the end-of-day chip leaders at this summer's WSOP Main Event -- Ben Lamb and Anton Makievskyi -- remain among the final ten players. Here's a run down of all of those who ended days at this summer's Main Event bagging up the most chips, along with where each ended up:

1aFred Berger*80th
1bBen Lamb?
1cKevin Songdid not cash
1dMaynard Little504th
2aAleksandr Mozhnyakov19th
2bBen Lamb**?
3Patrick Poirier200th
4Manoj Viswanathan191st
5David Bach45th
6Ryan Lenaghan16th
7Anton Makievskyi?

*overall Day 1 leader
**overall Day 2 leader