We just watched Ben Lamb's last hand of the night, and it wasn't particularly pretty.
The drama began before the flop, after Lamb raised to 1,350 from the cutoff. Russian pro Andrey Gully opted for a three-bet, and he made it 3,200 to play. Lamb decided to ship the rest of his stack, which was on the short side anyway, into the middle, and Gully snap-called.
Lamb was behind but live, and it would be up to the board cards to decide each player's fate.
Lamb took the lead with his two pair, and Gully was now left searching the deck for a ten or running pair cards to catch up.
The perfect card for Gully dropped in, and the on the river sealed the win. Lamb hit the rail short of a cash after eight long levels of shorthanded play, while Gully improved his position as this Day 1 nears its conclusion.