Ben Lamb Wins WSOP $10k PLO Championship

US pro Ben Lamb has won Event 42: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha championship, after overcoming a field of 361 players over four days to capture his first winners bracelet, and the $814,436 first place prize.
The Nevada resident has enjoyed considerable WSOP success since cashing in at his first live tournament in 2006. Lamb finished 14th at 2009 WSOP Main Event for $633,022, and this year came 2nd in the $3k Pot Limit Omaha event for $259,918, before yesterday finally picking up a WSOP bracelet and his biggest score to date of $814,436.. Ben Lamb has now earned an impressive $2,296,400 from live tournaments and a further $1,131,871 playing online.
Commenting on what it meant for him to win a prestigious WSOP bracelet, Lamb replied:
“Some of my friends would tell me that I’m a great player. But then, they would point to their own wrist and say, ‘Oh wait, I’ve won my gold bracelet. Where’s yours? After winning this, now I can say back to them – I’ve got a $10,000 buy-in world championship gold bracelet. Where’s yours?”
As the final table of nine got underway, the Pot Limit Omaha specialist knew he had his work cut out if he was to overcome a final table packed with talent. This  included Dario Alioto, John Kabbaj, Sami Kelopuro, as well as Hans Winzeler, Josh Tieman, Cory Wood, Christopher King, and John Shipley.
Ben Lamb then proceeded to eliminate John Kabbaj in 6th place ($153,517) and Christopher King in 4th ($273,573), before finally getting heads-up against Finnish online sensation Sami Kelopuro, known by the screen name ‘LarsLuzak.’
Putting  his 3 to 1 chip advantage to good use, Lamb soon relegated Sami Kelopuro to a runner-up finish worth $503.173. Meanwhile, Lamb was awarded the $10k PLO Championship bracelet and later commented:
“It feels great. The money is good. But this bracelet stays with me forever.”

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