Here we are again, another stellar event at the 2011 World Series of Poker is down to the wire. This one, Event #42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, has four players remaining. Leading the charge after Day 3 and into Day 4 is Ben Lamb with 4.335 million in chips.
This is Lamb's second final table here at the 2011 WSOP. Earlier this Series, Lamb took second place to 24th-place finisher in this event Sam Stein. For his runner-up finish in that event, Lamb earned $259,918. This run is Lamb's tenth WSOP cash and third WSOP final table. In 2009, Lamb made a super deep run in the WSOP Main Event, finishing 14th for $633,022.
John Shipley from England sits in second place with 2.705 million in chips. Shipley has 13 WSOP cashes on record, making this his 14th. He has five WSOP final tables previously and his best finish on record in a seventh-place finish in the 2002 WSOP Main Event that was won by Robert Varkonyi., Shipley took home $125,000 for that finish, the second largest score of his career. Already guaranteed nearly $275,000 here, this is now the second largest score of his career.
Sami Kelopuro has no WSOP cashes on record, but that doesn't mean he's a complete rookie. Kelopuro has played several WSOP events, just hadn't had the run he needed to make the money. He's making this one count though, as the young Finn finds himself in the final four of one of the most elite tournaments during the Series. He's in third with 2.155 million in chips and plays a very aggressive style of play, so anything could change quickly with him.
Christopher King has 1.645 million in chips coming into the final four on Day 4. King is a real estate developer from the United States and is making his first-ever WSOP cash. He's made the run all the way down to the final table, but it's going to take some work if he wants to climb out from the bottom of the barrel to win this one.
The final table is set to kickoff at 3:00 PM PT, so stay tuned to PokerNews for our coverage as we will surely crown a winner in Event #42 today!