The World Series of Poker has now attained a global bent and attracts all and sundry from every corner of the world. However, this has not provided leeway for players from less-developed-countries while some states even in the US have made stricter rules to rein in gambling. Though the game has faced countless handicaps, there are players who are always eager to leverage existing opportunities.
Benjamin Lamb who is an American-based whiz poker player is among the players who have grabbed diminishing chances to rake in earnings while bolstering his standing in the poker industry. Among his significant accomplishments is his 2011 WSOP Player of the Year award, four main event’s final tables and has one bracelet from the World Series of Poker.
First, Lamb won the US Poker Championship $500 NLHE that attracted 400 entrants for the $60,000 grand prize. In 2010, he won the Spring Championship of Online Poker $109 NLHE event where he outlasted 4,204 contesters to take home $66,003.97.
At the WSOP, he has cashed numerous times that have seen him enlarge his wallet size with substantial winnings. At the 2011 World Series of Poker main event, he was the chip leader in the tournament, outpaced Phil Hellmuth to clinch the Player of the Year and emerged second place in chips. On the eighth day of the event, he sailed through to the November Nine placing fifth with more than two million chips but finished third in his heat to take home $4,021,138. In total, he has final tabled five times at the WSOP while he has thirteen cashes from 2006 to 2011. However, his first bracelet at the WSOP came in the $10,000 pot limit Omaha where he collected $814,436.
The upshot is a rich resume that presents an experienced poker guru whose winning propensity cannot be sandbagged and is arguably among the top-notch globally in tandem with the Global Poker Index.