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Ben Lamb Wins 2011 Player of the Year Race

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Feb 08, 2012

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Despite being the self-proclaimed ‘best baccarat player in the world’ and a monster at the cash game tables, Ben Lamb just became the number one tournament player on the planet – thanks to one of the all-time great runs at the World Series of Poker. The 25-year-old grinder from Tulsa, Oklahoma won Card Player’s 2011 Player of the Year race solely based on his performance during the summer at the WSOP. He won a bracelet, notched a runner-up finish, final tabled the $50,000 event and finished third in the main event. Lamb, who remained near the top of the chip counts throughout the entire no-limit hold’em championship, grabbed more than $4 million on poker’s most important stage. From getting almost cleaned out when he was 19 by Phil Galfond, to being one of poker’s newest superstars six years later, Lamb has experienced the ups and downs consistent with a life ...


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