Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Lamb Doubles

Ben Lamb
Ben Lamb


Minh Ly: (X)(X) / {K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} / (X)
Ben Lamb: (X)(X) / {10-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{K-Spades}{9-Hearts} / (X)

Minh Ly completed with the {K-Clubs} up and Ben Lamb raised with the {10-Hearts}. Ly made the call. On fourth street, Ly check-called a bet from Lamb and then check-called again on fifth. On sixth street, Ly picked up an open pair of jacks and bet out. Lamb raised to put himself all in for 101,000 more.

"How much more is it?" asked Ly.

"Not that much, it's less than one bet. Just put the money in and we'll move to the next street," responded Lamb.

Ly then sat there for about 20 seconds thinking before he said, "What if I don't want to call?"

"God, I might lose it right now," said Scott Seiver. "I swear, if he had anything right now this is unreal. He probably has quad jacks. Just been slowrolling like none other."

Eventually, Ly made the call and revealed the {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} from his hole cards, giving him a pair of jacks and a flush draw. Lamb held the {10-Clubs}{9-Spades} for two pair, nines and tens. Ly got his seventh-street card first and then Lamb. Ly squeezed and revealed the {5-Diamonds}, meaning Lamb won the pot. Lamb turned over the {6-Hearts}. After the hand was over, Seiver reached out his fist and gave Lamb an emphatic fist bump.

"If anyone has been paying any attention to the World Series this year, there was no doubt in anyone's f***ing mind that Ben Lamb was winning that pot!" yelled Mike Matusow from right next to the table. "No f***ing doubt he was going to win that one."

Minh Ly us
Minh Ly
us 3,800,000 630,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 970,000 470,000

Tags: Ben LambMinh Ly

Lisandro in Trouble


Limit Hold'em

Owais Ahmed raised with the button, Jeffrey Lisandro re-raised from the small blind, and Ahmed called. The flop fell down {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, and Lisandro check-raised Ahmed. Ahmed called.

Lisandro led after the {7-Hearts} turned, Ahmed raised, Lisandro put in three bets, and Ahmed called.

Lisandro check-folded after the {10-Hearts} hit the river, and is now down to just 215,000 chips.

Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
us 1,890,000 1,040,000
Jeffrey Lisandro au
Jeffrey Lisandro
au 215,000 -555,000

Tags: Jeffrey LisandroOwais Ahmed

Hellmuth's Pat Hand Is Best

Shamus • Level 21

2-7 Triple Draw

Phil Hellmuth limped from under the gun, Owais Ahmed limped as well from a seat over, and it folded to Jason Lester who completed from the small blind. George Lind checked from the BB.

All drew three cards except Ahmed who took just two. It checked to Hellmuth who bet, Ahmed raised, the others folded, and Hellmuth called.

Both players stood pat on the second draw. Hellmuth checked, Ahmed bet, and Hellmuth called. The pair stood pat again, and again Hellmuth check-called.

Hellmuth showed {8-}{7-}{6-}{4-}{2-}, and Ahmed mucked. Hellmuth now has over 2.3 million, while Ahmed has 850,000.

Shortly after Hellmuth offered some commentary on his 2-7 TD play. "I haven't put a dime in a deuce-to-seven pot without the best hand," he said.

Tags: Owais AhmedPhil Hellmuth

Ly's Turn to Hit 4MM

Minh Ly
Minh Ly


Scott Seiver: (X)(X) / {4-}{4-}{5-}{7-} / (X)
Minh Ly: (X)(X) / {2-}{j-}{5-}{8-} / (X)

Seiver called the bring in, Ly completed, and Seiver called. Ly bet out on fourth and fifth street, Seiver called both bets, and the two knuckled on sixth and seventh.

Ly opened up {a-}{3-}{7-} for an eight-seven, Seiver mucked, and Ly won the pot.

Minh Ly us
Minh Ly
us 4,000,000 240,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 2,060,000 -290,000

Tags: Minh LyScott Seiver

Shchemelev Wins a Pot

[user101598] • Level 21

2-7 Triple Draw

Jason Lester raised from under the gun, Owais Ahmed called from the small blind, and Vladimir Shchemelev defended his big blind. Ahmed and Shchemelev drew two, Lester drew one, and the action checked to Lester who bet. Ahmed raised, and Shchemelev and Lester called.

On the second draw, Ahmed patted, and Shchemelev and Lester drew one apiece. Ahmed bet, Shchemelev raised, and Lester folded. Ahmed called.

Both players patted on the final draw, then checked. Shchemelev fanned {9-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, Ahmed mucked, and Shchemelev won the pot.

Tags: Vladimir ShchemelevJason LesterOwais Ahmed

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Scott Seiver: (X)(X) / {8-}{5-}{k-}{k-} / (X)
Minh Ly: (X)(X) / {9-}{5-}{3-}{3-} / (X)

Seiver completed and Ly called, then Seiver bet fourth and Ly called again. Ly then was the one betting fifth and sixth streets, with Seiver calling both times. Ly then chose not to bet seventh, and Seiver checked.

Ly showed {6-}{4-}{2-} for a six, and Seiver mucked.

Minh Ly us
Minh Ly
us 3,760,000 360,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 2,350,000 -400,000

Tags: Scott SeiverMinh Ly