If you’ve been following the 2011 World Series of Poker at all, Ben Lamb needs no introduction.
The 26-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma (now living in Vegas) has had a World Series for the ages, fittingly capped off by a seat in the illustrious November Nine.
To recap his success so far this summer:
- Won the $10k Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $814,436
- Took second in the $3k Pot-Limit Omaha event for $259,918
- Final-tabled the $50k Players Championship, finishing 8th for $201,338
- Finished 12th in the $10k No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event for $56,140
- Leads the Player of the Year race over Phil Hellmuth heading into the World Series of Poker Europe
All told, he’s won over 2 million already this World Series including now at least ninth-place money in the Main Event.
If you think Lamb came out of nowhere to do this, however, you might be surprised.
Lamb has been one of the most solid all-around grinders for the last four or five years with dozen of cashes to his name including eight cashes in previous WSOPs.
If the cards broke a little differently two years ago, we also might have heard a lot more about Ben Lamb by now as he made it to the final two tables in the 2009 WSOP Main Event.
He eventually busted in 14th, taking home $633,022.
He’s now #1 on the all-time Omaha money winners list for the WSOP and 211th on poker’s all-time live tournament money list with just over $2.5 million in earnings.
Oh - he's also won over $1.1 million online.
Main Online Handle: Benba
Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Current Residence: Las Vegas, Nevada
Lamb enters the final nine in fifth position with 20,875,000 in chips.
For a full list of players who have made the final table, check our November Nine recap.
Also, get to know Ben Lamb a little better with this November Nine video interview: