Event #58: $10,000 Main Event

Benba Can't Stay Away From Big Pots

Ben Lamb

We reported to you previously how Ben Lamb vaulted himself to the chip lead after a big pot with Maxim Lykov. Well, he just gave some back after putting a shorter stack all in on the turn and getting a call.

We came in when the board read {q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Spades} and a little over 15,000 was already in the pot. Lamb's opponent in the big blind bet out 6,225 and Lamb took a break from his massage and IPad to ponder for a bit. As soon as ESPN saw all the chips in the pot they dashed over and the table was a madhouse. Eventually, Lamb pulled off four T5000 chips from his castle of a stack, mere peanuts to him, and tossed them in the pot which effectively put his opponent all in. The player called and showed {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} for top set. Lamb showed {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds} for a gutshot straight draw.

The river came the {j-Clubs} which paired up Lamb but didn't give him the straight he was looking for. Lamb seemed frustrated for a moment but eventually congratulated the player with a (possibly) sincere, "Nice Hand." Lamb sighed and aggressively counted out his remaining chips which total around 185,000. He is still good for the chip lead as far as we know and although he lost a bit there, he is still one of the hottest players on the planet and a dangerous player to have atop the counts.

筹码数
185,000 -20,000

附加: Ben Lamb