Ben Lamb was eliminated in 9th place at the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event final table. Tonight’s trip was his second to the WSOP Main Event final table. Lamb, a 2011 “November Niner”, began the 2017 WSOP Main Event final table as the short-stack with 18,050,00 chips. He briefly moved up to 8th place, before going all-in with A9 suited against Jack Sinclair’s AQ. Sinclair’s hand held up, knocking Lamb out in 9th place. Lamb took home $1 million for his finish.
Lamb now has three Top-20 finishes at the WSOP Main Event. He finished third in the 2011 Main Event and won $4,021,138. Lamb’s first deep run at the World Series Main Event was in 2009, when he finished in 14th place.
“You play a 7,000-player field to make the final table,” said Lamb on reaching the final table again. “Obviously, the odds are staggering. I don’t care if you’re ten times better than the second-best player in the world. The odds are staggering to make the final table once, let alone twice, with six years in between.”
Lamb won his first World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2011 Pot Limit Omaha tournament. His victory earned him $814,436. Lamb outlasted a field of 361 in order to win the tournament.
Lamb won World Series of Poker Player of the Year in 2011. That year he won the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha tournament and finished third in the Main Event. He also finished second in the 685-player $3000 Pot Limit Omaha Event and finished 8th in the 128-player $50,000 Poker Player’s Championship Event 55 for a prize of $201,338.