There are three tables situated over in the old Blue section of the Amazon room, all feature tables where ESPN is doing extensive shooting. At one of those we find two heavy hitters, Ben Lamb and Vanessa Selbst, sitting side-by-side and both sporting big stacks. Access won't be ideal for us today, although we did get over just now to see a compelling hand between the pair.
It began with a button raise by Lamb and a call from the small blind by Selbst. The flop came , and when Selbst checked, Lamb continued for 3,200. Selbst thought a bit, then called.
The turn brought the . This time Selbst waited several seconds before acting, Lamb staring at her unblinkingly as she did. She finally carved out a bet of 9,200, and Lamb tanked for a while before calling.
The river was the . Selbst paused again, then pushed out a bet of 13,600. Lamb meditated for about a minute, then raised to 46,200. Selbst then took about two minutes before pushing out a reraise for 104,000 more.
Lamb's stern look cracked for a moment at the sight of the reraise as he smiled and chuckled. The smile soon disappeared though as he sank into thought for another three minutes. Meanwhile Selbst stared straight ahead at the community cards, motionless throughout.
Finally Lamb let his hand go, and the pair were each asked to show their hands to the small portable cameras, perhaps to be shown later on ESPN.