Ben Lamb has a lot of live poker tournament cashes, which includes a 14th place finish in the 2009 WSOP Main Event. Even still, nobody remembers who finished 14th in a Main Event – unless it’s the last woman standing of course – and Lamb was largely unheralded going into the 2011 WSOP. But this has changed in a huge way, including the fact that he now leads the 2011 Main Event after two days of play.
Now as we all know, the odds are against Lamb holding onto this top spot and winning the $8.71 million top prize. However, it’s a mute point if he fades away and doesn’t even grab a significant cash here.
After all, the Tulsa, Oklahoma native kicked things off by finishing second in a $3k Pot-Limit Omaha event, which earned him $259,918. Later on, Lamb would put himself on the map in a big way by winning the $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha Championship ($814,436).
Want some more impressive results? How about when Lamb finished 12th in the Limit Hold’em 6-handed Championship and 8th in the $50,000 Players Championship. When you tally up all of Lamb’s winnings from the 2011 WSOP, he has over $1.3 million among his four cashes. And he has an excellent chance to add even more money since he’s doing so well in terms of chips after two days.
Moving away from Lamb for a moment, it’s also worth mentioning that Patrik Antonius is also going strong after the first two days. The Finn doesn’t play a whole lot of live poker anymore, but perhaps he’s turning over a new leaf since Full Tilt Poker still isn’t running real money games at the moment. It would be nice to see a big name like him make a deep run in the tournament.