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Lamb Crushes 2011 Main Event Day 2b
Ben Lamb has dominated the 2011 WSOP and showed no signs of letting up on Day 2b of the Main Event.
The Las Vegas-based pro has already cashed four times in this year’s Series, with three final tables, for over $1.3 million in profit.
Apparently when it rains it pours as Lamb started Day 2b as the chip leader and ended Day 2b as the chip leader with 551,600 chips.
It looks like the 2011 WSOP Player of the Year race will come down to the wire with Lamb chasing Phil Hellmuth, who has a 49 point lead.
Both players are still in the Main Event and anything could happen over the next few days.
Pros Stay, Pros Go
Of course Lamb wasn’t the only story on Day 2b. The day began with 2,490 players looking to keep their Main Event dreams alive.
There were numerous pros on hand with Jake Cody, Daniel Alaei, Jamie Gold, Huck Seed, Joe Hachem, Berry Johnston, Allen Cunningham, David Chiu, Jeffrey Lisandro, Vanesso Rousso and Greg Mueller all looking to chip up.
The flood of players heading for the exit was strong on Day 2b, however, as J.C. Tran, Matt Jarvis, Paul Wasicka, David “Devilfish” Ulliott and Joe Hachem were among the numerous players to find themselves on the rail throughout the day.
In fact when all five levels of the day were complete only 1,080 players were still standing.
Saul, D'Angelo and Antonius Move Ahead
Among the players to make it to Day 3 were Justin Bonomo, Jeff Madsen, Kevin MacPhee, Erick Lindgren, Sam Stein, Jean-Robert Bellande, Amanda Musumeci, Sam Simon and Sandra Naujoks.
Unlike Day 2a, where the top 10 chip count leaderboard was littered with unknowns, there were some big name pros who finished with massive stacks.
Kevin Saul (551k), Ryan D’Angelo (462k) and Patrik Antonius (361k) are all in the top 10.
The 1,080 survivors from today will combine with the 820 players from Day 2a to form a 1,900-player Day 3.
It’s the first time every player in the 2011 Main Event will be under the same roof and there are bound to be some fireworks as the money bubble is almost in sight at 693 players.
Tomorrow is the first day off for the WSOP since May 30 and Day 3 will not begin until Thursday at 12 p.m. local time.