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2011 WSOP Main Event: Ben Lamb knocked out in 3rd place

Tags: 2011 november 9, 2011 wsop main event, ben lamb, Martin Staszko, Pius Heinz.
Posted on 09 November 2011 by "T".

The 2011 WSOP Main Event final table is still running and still a world champion hasn't been crowned. The 3 players who returned to the final table 7 hours ago were Pius Heinz, from Germany, with 107 million chips. In second place is Ben Lamb, from USA, with 55 million chips, and in third place is Martin Staszko, from Czech Republic, with 42 million chips.

Many hoped for Ben Lamb to take home the win or at least make it to heads-up, but unfortunately he was knocked out in 3rd place. In the very first hand, Martin Staszk doubled up through Lamb, and this is how the hand was played out.

Pius Heinz had the button and Ben Lamb raised to 3 million from the small blind after Heinz folded the button. Martin Staszko reraised from the big blind to 7,5 million. Lamb thought for a while and then decided to move all in. Stazko called.

Lamb: KHeartJDiamond
Staszko: 7Spade7Club

The flop came 9Spade3Heart2Diamond

TURN and RIVER came out 3Spade10Club and Staszko moved to 85,6 million while Lamb dropped to 12,7 million.

After this it didn't take long until Ben Lamb was all in once again against Staszko.

Pius Heinz had the button and folded. Lamb raised all in for 10.9 million. Martin Staszko
looked down at JDiamondJClub and quickly called. Lamb held the QSpade6Heart.

FLOP came out 5Club5Heart2Spade

The turn brought the 2Club and there was two pair on the board. Only a queen could save Lamb from being eliminated. But the river card 7Spade came and Ben Lamb was knocked out. Lamb earned amazing $4,021,138 for his 3rd place finish, but he looked quite disappointed when he left the tournament room.


Here are the chip counts for the remaining players:
Pius Heinz 164,200,000
Martin Staszko 41,700,000

 


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8 comments on "2011 WSOP Main Event: Ben Lamb knocked out in 3rd place"

 Fakiry09/11/2011 11:47:26 GMT
Lamb was eliminated quickly, trusting too much on KJ. I usually play this hand hard too, but going all in pre-flop in a situation like this… I don’t know, it was too risky. Now Pius will try to secure his advantage, but that’s also difficult. Everyone would bet Pius to win because of the difference in chips, but only time will say who’s going to be crowned!
 SuperNoob10/11/2011 07:12:20 GMT
whenever a big pro loses with KJ first thing that comes in my mind is tony G trash talk incident, 'never overplay king jack". no wonder he was disappointed
anyway well done lamb for making this far and got a gud third prize for that
 BeMyATMplz10/11/2011 10:20:39 GMT
lol,he didnt play the hand to get to a showdown.
he obv. wanted to use his fold equity to win the deadmoney.
I'm not saying it was the right play with KJ here,I wouldve done a play like this with 98s or whatever but not KJ because it plays so bad vs. opponents' calling range,but to say he "overplayed it" or "put too much trust in it" is kinda stupid,it's level of thinking most people dont understand
 SuperNoob10/11/2011 12:20:50 GMT
Posted by BeMyATMplz:
lol,he didnt play the hand to get to a showdown.
he obv. wanted to use his fold equity to win the deadmoney.
I'm not saying it was the right play with KJ here,I wouldve done a play like this with 98s or whatever but not KJ because it plays so bad vs. opponents' calling range,but to say he "overplayed it" or "put too much trust in it" is kinda stupid,it's level of thinking most people dont understand


anything which you dont agree to is stupid, right?

first of all i never said he overplayed king jack, i just said this reminds me of tony g incident.

as for his hand not wanting to get a showdown-
he knew there was a good chance his allin would be called.
let me quote lamb himself-
"I think there was a decent chance he was coming out swinging, but I wouldn't have done it with king-five. I had king-jack, and I though that if he folds I am setting myself up to a really good spot, and if he calls, at least I will have some equity most of the times,"

it wud be gud to read and understand other people's post first before commenting on them, but maybe it's the level of thinking most people dont understand Big Smile
 BeMyATMplz10/11/2011 13:35:30 GMT
Posted by SuperNoob:
anything which you dont agree to is stupid, right?


If it's a fact then it is stupid.

and lol @ taking the quote like he wanted to get to showdown.
He calculated his equitys vs. the calling range of his opponent + the % of the times his opponent folds (or at least thats what he is supposed to do).
If Staszko went all in on him,there is no chance lamb would have ever went for a showdown with this hand.
Notice how he said "if he calls",that already shows he didnt want the call (rightfully,cause he is dominated vs. the calling range).
It's pretty much MTT strategy that involves fold equity as a factor to get involved in marginal situations,I dont even see why there should be even any questioning in the play nor don't I understand what could be misunderstood at all there,it should be basic knowledge really (obv. they do it in a more advanced way,but pretty much everyone should be aware of what lamb was up to with this play IMO,so I dont see why there is any debating about his move)
 SuperNoob10/11/2011 14:27:03 GMT
you are still missing the point Sad
like u said there's no debating about the move. i never said it was a bad move

let me put it again for you -


but what i'm saying- it's better to try and understand what someone is saying before calling them stupid, level of understanding stuff etc etc.

i never said lamb overplayed KJ, but i said that it reminds me of tony g incident where he says to his opponent "never overplay KJ"

Posted by BeMyATMplz:
Posted by SuperNoob:
anything which you dont agree to is stupid, right?


If it's a fact then it is stupid.

no i was just taking a dig at you
 BeMyATMplz10/11/2011 16:57:44 GMT
My 1st reply wasnt even directed to you too much ,more to Fakiry because he questioned the play "because it's only KJ" etc,I didnt quote a specific person for a reason Blink
 GIOMi610/11/2011 23:56:21 GMT
I did not expect that Ben Lamb would be eliminated so quickly in the tournament, I tought he would be in a heads up match for the most important bracelet.

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