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Biography

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.

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Biography

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

YearEventBuy-inPlacePayout (USD)
July 2007WSOP Main Event$10,0003rd$4,021,138
July 2017WSOP Main Event$10,0009th$1,000,000
May 2019Triton Super High Roller Series Montenegro Short DeckHK$500,0001stHK$7,650,000
June 2011WSOP PLO Championship$10,0001st$814,436
June 2009WSOP Main Event$10,00014th$633,022

Courtesy of The Hendon Mob. Last Updated July 2021

Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #74: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
46th $4,631
2020 Aussie Millions
A$10,600 Main Event
39th 31,160 AUD
2020 Aussie Millions
A$50,000 Challenge
5th 318,160 AUD
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #52: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
58th $16,466
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #2: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty
13th $15,408
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #6 - $25,000 PLO
4th $97,500
2019 US Poker Open
USPO #4 - $10,000 Short Deck
4th $42,000
2018 Triton Super High Roller Series Jeju
HK$100,000 Short Deck Ante-Only
4th 619,272 HKD
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
42nd $18,664
2018 Aussie Millions
$25,000 Challenge
1st 647,114 AUD
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
9th $1,000,000
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship
15th $31,337
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
3rd $4,021,138
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
8th $201,338
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #46: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em / Six Handed Championship
12th $56,140
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
1st $814,436
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
2nd $259,918
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #41: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-low Split-8 or Better
5th $53,319
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em
11th $11,027
2009 World Series of Poker
Event 57 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em
14th $633,022