We just caught a hugeeee hand that has propelled Player of The Year Candidate Ben Lamb to over 200,000, easily the chip lead in the room. Lamb and recent bracelet winner and Pokerstars Pro Maxim Lykov went heads up to a flop of , and Lykov led out for 2,700. Lamb raised it up to 8,500, and Lykov made the call.
The hit the turn, and Lykov checked. Lamb wasted little time in putting together a bet of 12,000, and chucking it into the middle. Lykov took his time, counted out the chips for the call, and tossed them in as well. The river was a dud, the , and Lykov checked again. Lamb once again took very little time, grabbing six of his orange T5000 chips and flinging them in.
Lykov went deep into the tank, taking at least two minutes to make the decision. He cut out the chips, which represented nearly half his remaining stack, and tossed them in to make the call. They were chips that he wouldn't bring back to his stack, as Lamb showed for a turned straight. Lykov quickly mucked his hand, then stood up to stretch and collect his thoughts. Lamb scooped the giant pot, and now has a comfortable chip lead on the field.