Ben Lamb is an American poker player. He won his first WSOP bracelet in 2011 and was named WSOP Player of the Year after final-tabling four of the five events he cashed in.
He has final-tabled the WSOP Main Event on two separate occasions, finishing third in 2011 and ninth in 2017.
Top 10 Stories of 2011: Ben Lamb Makes His Mark
Lamb was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 1985. He started playing poker as soon as he turned 18. Before becoming a professional poker player Lamb attended Jenks High School in his hometown of Tulsa in Oklahoma. He graduated in 2004 and then studied at the Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas for a little while. As many poker pros Lamb soon dropped out of the University to pursuit his poker career. Lamb also worked as a dealer at the Cherokee Casino in Tulsa.
In 2006, Lamb won three live events including the United States Poker Championship $500 No Limit Hold 'em event for $60,000.
Ben Lamb at the World Series of Poker
Lamb first cashed at the World Series of Poker in 2006. He scored a 12th place finish in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event taking home more than $25,000. A year later Lamb cashed again, only this time it was in the most prestigious event of them all, the Main Event. Lamb finished in 156th place and took home almost $60,000. He then collected three more WSOP money finishes in 2009 adding another three a year later.
However, Lamb is best known for his Player of the Year-winning performance at the 2011 World Series of Poker. After bagging an early runner-up finish in a Pot-Limit Omaha event, Lamb took down the prestigious PLO Championship for $814,436.
That coupled with three more cashes, that included a third-place finish in the 2011 WSOP Main Event saw him win Player of the Year honours.
Lamb did not cash at the WSOP from 2012-2016, but returned in 2017 with a bang. He would final table the WSOP Main Event again, this time finishing ninth.
Ben Lamb Other Poker Achievements
Since 2017, Lamb regularly plays on the US Poker Open and Triton Super High Roller Series. One of the biggest cashes of his career came in May 2019 when he won a Short Deck event at Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro for $974,634.
Ben Lamb Top Five Poker Results
|July 2007||WSOP Main Event||$10,000||3rd||$4,021,138|
|July 2017||WSOP Main Event||$10,000||9th||$1,000,000|
|May 2019||Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Short Deck||HK$500,000||1st||HK$7,650,000|
|June 2011||WSOP PLO Championship||$10,000||1st||$814,436|
|June 2009||WSOP Main Event||$10,000||14th||$633,022|
Courtesy of The Hendon Mob. Last Updated July 2021