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Lamb is a Lion on WSOP Day 28
Ben Lamb was the only bracelet winner on Day 28 of the 2011 WSOP.
Lamb provided a compelling winner story in the $10k PLO Championship as he finished second in the $3,000 PLO event just 10 days ago.
Originally both Event 43 and Event 44 were scheduled to play down to a winner, but both had to be postponed as the closest they could get after 10 levels of play was down to heads-up.
Here’s a look at the rest of the action on Day 28:
Event 42 $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship Day 4
Only four players returned for an extra day in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship and they wasted no time playing down to a winner.
It took less than three hours for Ben Lamb to outlast John Shipley and Christopher King and then beat online cash-game wizard Sami “LarsLuzak” Kelopuro heads-up.
Incredibly, less than 10 days ago Lamb finished second in the $3,000 PLO event so he gets some sweet redemption.
Perhaps even sweeter was the $814k prize for first place and the shiny new WSOP bracelet that came with it.
Event 43 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Day 3
Day 3 saw 34 players go all the way down to two before time finally expired in the 10th level.
Simon Watt, Jason Newberger and Nicolas Chouity all busted throughout the day paving the way for a heads-up showdown between Nachman Berlin and Brazilian poker superstar Andre Akkari.
Akkari and Berlin played for over an hour without finding a winner so the bracelet will have to wait until tomorrow.
Berlin will take a chip lead of 9.4 million to Akkari’s 3.4 million into Day 4.
It all kicks off at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 44 $2,500 Razz Day 3
Day 3 of the $2,500 Razz saw 23 players return to the Rio with hopes of clinching a WSOP bracelet.
Victor Ramdin, David Sklansky and John Monnette fell early but that set up a killer final table that included Chris Bjorin, Andreas Krause and Robert Williamson III.
It all came down to Stephen Su and Rep Porter heads-up for the bracelet though.
Unfortunately 10 levels weren’t enough for Su and Porter and they will return tomorrow with Su holding a slight edge in chips.
The heads-up battle will commence at 3 p.m.
Event 45 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Day 2
Day 2 of Event 45 saw 304 players enter play with hopes of making it into the money, which began at 297th place.
Of course the money bubble burst in the very early stages of play and after 10 levels of play there were only 21 players still in contention for a bracelet.
Antonio “The Magician” Esfandiari is by far the most well known player heading into Day 3 and will see if he can make his opponents disappear tomorrow.
He trails chip leader Jonathan Driscoll by about 600,000 in chips though.
Action resumes at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 46 $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Day 1
The $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max tournament just might be the most exciting preliminary event of the 2011 WSOP.
A favorite of online pros who prefer the short-handed format, this event surprised many by drawing 474 players and creating a prize pool of $4.4 million with $1.1 million dedicated to first place.
A total of 162 players made it to Day 2 with Kevin Saul, Joe Cada, Mclean Karr, David Benefield and recent WSOP bracelet winner Ben Lamb near the top of the chip counts.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. tomorrow to see what develops in this exciting event.
Event 47 $2,500 Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo Day 1
The Omaha/Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo format certainly isn’t the most popular format at the WSOP but Event 47 still managed to draw 450 entrants on Day 1.
By the time 10 levels had been played there were 201 players still standing although Jason Mercier, Allen Bari, John Juanda and Daniel Negreanu weren't among them.
There will be plenty of big name players to watch tomorrow, however, as Tom Dwan, Barry Greenstein, Barny Boatman, Victor Ramdin and Josh Arieh all bagged up chips at the end of the night.
Play resumes at 3 p.m. tomorrow.
Event 48 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and Event 49 2-7 Triple Draw (Limit) begin tomorrow.