Shaun Deeb Wins WSOP $25,000 Top Curler PLO for 2d Time and 5th Occupation Bracelet

Shaun Deeb received his 5th Global Collection of Poker gold bracelet on Saturday, October 30, on the 2021 WSOP. Deeb completed atop the 212-entry box in Tournament #53: $25,000 Top Curler Pot-Prohibit Omaha for what used to be his 2nd time successful the development. This time, Deeb picked up a $1,251,860 first-place prize.

Deeb’s 5 gold bracelets are a part of his laundry listing of poker titles, which incorporates greater than $9,000,000 in reside match profits. This victory, despite the fact that he’s been there earlier than, used to be up close to the highest of Deeb’s listing of accomplishments, he stated, in large part because of the trouble of his festival.

“It’s indubitably up there,” Deeb stated of the place this victory ranked amongst all of his different accolades in poker. “This used to be an excellent, tremendous difficult ultimate desk. I used to be almost definitely one of the vital least skilled PLO gamers. I’m the extra skilled match participant, however it used to be very distinctive dynamics. All of them performed very in a different way as opposed to me, they usually all have very other pictures of me. I indubitably needed to splash so much and I used to be making an attempt other sizings. Typically, I’ve my one set plan, however I truly saved looking to transfer it up on those guys and work out what labored very best as opposed to them. Simply operating them over and making the nuts a host is solely how you can cross.”

Deeb received the similar tournament in 2018 for what used to be his 1/3 WSOP gold bracelet win on the time. For that win, Deeb earned $1,402,683 and the victory helped propel him to transform the 2018 WSOP Participant of the 12 months. With the victory on this 12 months’s tournament, Deeb moved to fourth position at the 2021 WSOP Participant of the 12 months leaderboard. Thus far, he has 9 cashes, two ultimate tables, and one victory on the 2021 WSOP.

“Now I’m going to begin multi-tabling,” Deeb stated of chasing every other WSOP Participant of the 12 months identify. “I truly took it simple to this point. The day before today, I used to be chatting with Cliff Josephy once we bagged and stated that I truly wish to cross play the $10K Six-Max. He stated, ‘You’ll’t,’ and I stated, ‘I do know, however I truly fucking wish to.’ That’s the opposite tournament I received in 2018. It’s a really perfect tournament, however it’s so brutal to multi-table that and blind out. I knew the tables could be shut, and I knew I may simply be out of the PLO briefly, however I additionally didn’t wish to have it hover over me to have that stack. So I didn’t burn that fairness, however for the remainder of the 12 months, you’re going to peer me firing beautiful arduous.”

Deeb is now amongst a gaggle of 28 gamers with a minimum of 5 WSOP gold bracelets. The sky’s the prohibit, regardless that, and Deeb is assured that sooner or later he’ll catch Phil Hellmuth.

“Oh, I’m going to cross Phil [Hellmuth] in the end,” Deeb stated. “It’s going to take me some time, however I’m going to cross Phil. He’s a really perfect participant when he’s sharp, however he can’t play each day like me. When he wins a bracelet, he’s now not hopping within the subsequent tournament like I’m going to do, and that’s going to assist me out. Plus, I believe on-line I’m a more potent participant and there are such a large amount of extra on-line bracelets. I’m going to catch him sooner or later. It’s going to take me a decade or two, however I’ll be there.”

Tournament #53: $25,000 Top Curler PLO Ultimate Desk Effects
Position Title Nation Prize
1st Shaun Deeb United States $1,251,860
second Ka Kwan Lau Hong Kong $773,708
third John Beauprez United States $537,295
4th Maxx Coleman United States $381,394
fifth Veselin Karakitukov Bulgaria $276,870
sixth David Benyamine France $205,655
seventh Ben Lamb United States $156,387
eighth Charles Sinn United States $121,816

Deeb got here into the general day of participant fourth in chips with 5 gamers last from the 212-entry box. The overall 5 took their seats at the PokerGO WSOP function desk level for the finale of the match that used to be reside streamed on PokerGO. At the first hand of play, Deeb doubled up via Maxx Coleman and used to be off and operating.

It wasn’t lengthy after his double at the first hand of the day that Deeb knocked out Veselin Karakitukov in 5th position. In a while after that, Deeb moved into the chip lead. After that, Deeb busted Coleman in fourth position after which the fight between Deeb, Ka Kwan Lay, and John Beauprez used to be on.

The primary two eliminations of the day got here fast, however it took somewhat longer for the third-place finisher to be discovered. That used to be John Beauprez and he used to be additionally eradicated by means of Deeb.

Deeb started heads-up play in opposition to Lau with a few 3-to-1 chip lead. Lau did his very best to near the space, however Deeb’s chip lead used to be by no means truly in query. At the ultimate hand, Deeb’s complete space defeated Lau’s travel eights to offer Deeb the identify.

“It feels nice,” Deeb stated. “It’s this sort of prime buy-in. I ultimate tabled a few years earlier than I received it, and it’s this sort of large fairness distinction. I got here into these days having locked up $270K being 4 of 5 [in chips] and now I received $1.25 million. That’s a million-dollar swing, that’s simply loopy that it will probably occur in a couple of hours and that’s why I believe other folks will all the time love match poker.”

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Author: Bradley Watson