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2011 World Series of Poker Main Event Day 2B

Ben Lamb Continues To Lead Entering Day 3


Ben LambAnd on the seventh day, they rested.

The players in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event have been separated for the last six days, but on Thursday, they’ll finally combine to battle down to the money.

Before that can happen, however, they’ll take Wednesday off. The short stacks will have more time to await the inevitable and the big stacks will get an extra day to prepare for the punishment they will inflict on their tablemates.

Among those with more ammo to work with is the overall chip leader Ben Lamb, who bagged up with 551,600 at the end of day 2B.

Lamb has been enjoying a monster summer with four WSOP cashes, three final tables and his first bracelet along with over $1.3 million in earnings. Incredibly, he entered day 2 with the chip lead and somehow managed to maintain it throughout the scheduled five levels. Should Lamb make the November Nine, he would retake WSOP Player of the Year honors from Phil Hellmuth.

Kevin SaulLamb isn’t the only notable at the top, however. He is joined by the always dangerous Kevin Saul, who finished up with 542,200.

Saul steadily increased his stack each level, busting David Baker and winning a massive pot during the last half hour with pocket kings against A-Q on a queen high board.

Other notables near the top of the leaderboard include Ryan D’Angelo, Nicolas Fierro, Patrik Antonius, Sam Simon, Justin Bonomo and 2010 November Nine members Joseph Cheong and John Racener.

The action will resume at noon on Thursday. Be sure to check back for complete chip counts once they are released by WSOP officials.

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